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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Melodye Rosales  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: in Los Angeles, California


-- Melodye Rosales on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=melodye+rosales


Illinois Connection

Rosales lives in Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Melodye Rosales is an author and illustrator. She has created illustrations for the "Addy" books in the popular American Girls series, and she has illustrated a collection of poems. She has also written books of her own, including a new series featuring the character Minnie Merriweather. Rosales likes working on books that feature African Americans. Some of them are new versions of familiar tales, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with African American characters.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

'Twas the night b'fore Christmas :
ISBN: 0590739441. OCLC Number: 34117862

Scholastic,. .

Presents a turn-of-the-century black family's encounter with St. Nick as he delivers his presents before flying off into the night.

38 weeks till summer vacation
ISBN: 0140342052. OCLC Number: 24707375

Puffin Books,. .

Skinny Nora Jean Sampson and her friends at R.B. Nolen Elementary School are kept busy with a snake in the girls' bathroom, a scary Halloween fun house, and a pizza party in the library.

38 weeks till summer vacation /
ISBN: 0590440187. OCLC Number: 25099602

Scholastic,. .

Skinny Nora Jean Sampson and her friends at R.B. Nolen Elementary School are kept busy with a snake in the girls' bathroom, a scary Halloween fun house, and a pizza party in the library.

A strawbeater's thanksgiving /
ISBN: 0316798665. OCLC Number: 36705728

Little, Brown,. .

Determined to be the strawbeater during the corn shucking party, Jess, a small young slave boy, wrestles a bigger, stronger boy for the honor.

Addy Learns a Lesson
ISBN: 9781439555248. OCLC Number: 251217934

Paw Prints. .

Addy learns a lesson :
ISBN: 1562470787. OCLC Number: 28255035

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In the year 1864, young Addy & her mother try to escape slavery by fleeing to the North after her father is sold again & they are separated. After their escape from North Carolina to Philadelphia in the summer of 1864, Addy and her mother begin their new life as free people as her mother gets a paying job and Addy goes to school and learns a lesson in true friendship. Addy Walker is a proud, courageous girl growing up in 1864, during the midst of the Civil War. Addy's stories tell of her daring escape with her mother from slavery, and the challenges they face afterward as they try to reunite their family. But Addy's stories are about much more than hardship. They are full of the love and hope that help her get through the worst of times and keep her dreams alive! Addy starts her new life in Philadelphia. At school for the first time, she learns about reading and writing -- and more.

Addy's surprise :
ISBN: 9781439555255. OCLC Number: 45488118

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Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War.

Addy's surprise :
ISBN: 1562470809. OCLC Number: 28549571

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Addy and her mother forgo their Christmas plans to help the newly freed slaves arriving in Philadelphia during the Civil War. Addy Walker is a proud, courageous girl growing up in 1864, during the midst of the Civil War. Addy's stories tell of her daring escape with her mother from slavery, and the challenges they face afterward as they try to reunite their family. But Addy's stories are about much more than hardship. They are full of the love and hope that help her get through the worst of times and keep her dreams alive! During the holiday season, Addy and Momma are generous with their meager savings and thrilled by a wonderful surprise.

Beans on the roof
ISBN: 0330310291. OCLC Number: 877163160

Young Piper,. .

Beans on the roof.
ISBN: 0370312570. OCLC Number: 17953096

Bodley Head,. .

Corey's dad drinks too much /
ISBN: 0842302239. OCLC Number: 23868775

Tyndale House Publishers,. .

Uses a Christian perspective to discuss alcoholism in a parent and how it can be treated.

Double dutch and the voodoo shoes :
ISBN: 0516051334. OCLC Number: 23653679

Childrens Press,. .

Two girls compete in a double dutch jump rope contest to prove who is the best jumper. Includes storytelling activities and a list of books on storytelling and folk tales.

Hopscotch love :
ISBN: 0688156673. OCLC Number: 39085405

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

A collection of more than twenty poems speaking of different kinds of love.

Irene Jennie and the Christmas masquerade :
ISBN: 0316798789. OCLC Number: 28254686

Little, Brown,. .

On a North Carolina plantation, a young slave girl's Christmas is brightened by the Johnkankus parade she witnesses as she waits for her parents to come home. In the times of slavery, young Irene Jennie hopes her parents, on loan to another plantation, will return for Christmas.

Jackson Jones and the puddle of thorns
ISBN: 9780307421470. OCLC Number: 607557534

Random House Children's Books,. .

When his mother gives him a garden plot for his tenth birthday, Jackson Jones hopes to earn enough money to buy a basketball, but all he seems to get is trouble.

Kwanzaa
ISBN: 0613544196. OCLC Number: 279052781

Topeka Bindery,. .

Discusses the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage from Africa.

Kwanzaa /
ISBN: 0516039911. OCLC Number: 20671348

Childrens Press,. .

Discusses the holiday in which Afro-Americans celebrate their roots and cultural heritage from Africa. How one American family celebrates the 7-day December holiday of Kwanzaa.

Leola and the honeybears /
ISBN: 0590383582. OCLC Number: 37696293

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"With a large helping of rural Southern flavor, a classic nursery tale becomes a new adventure in an African-American version of Goldilocks and the three bears. Color illustrations throughout." -- From Lexile website.

Leola and the honeybears :
ISBN: 0590383698. OCLC Number: 47250546

Scholastic,. .

An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears.

Meet Addy :
ISBN: 0439390648. OCLC Number: 50816101

Scholastic,. .

Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War.

Meet Addy :
ISBN: 1562470760. OCLC Number: 27066911

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In 1864, after her father and brother are sold to another owner, nine-year-old Addy Walker and her mother escape from their cruel life of slavery in North Carolina to freedom in Philadelphia.

Minnie saves the day /
ISBN: 0316756059. OCLC Number: 40857047

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Hester Merriweather's grandmother gives her a handmade rag doll that proves to be very special indeed. Includes historical background on Chicago's African-American community during the 1930s.

On the day I was born /
ISBN: 0590476092. OCLC Number: 31518051

Scholastic,. .

An African American family greets a new baby in the home with welcoming rituals that go back to tribal Africa. An African American family greets a new baby in the home with welcoming rituals that go back to tribal Africa. Members of an extended African American family celebrate with joy and pride the birth of a first-born son.

Stranger danger
ISBN: 0842365990. OCLC Number: 23767343

Tyndale House Publishers,. .

Uses a Christian perspective to describe how to deal with strangers and avoid being molested.

The choice is up to you
ISBN: 0153725109. OCLC Number: 36414939

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich :. .

Mr. Drew's class must decide the best way to spend $50.

The good witch :
ISBN: 0516023683. OCLC Number: 19810691

Childrens Press,. .

A good witch rewards a helpful sister and a selfish sister in kind.

The mystery of the hard luck rodeo
ISBN: 0394823443. OCLC Number: 18715019

Random House,. .

Fourth grader Tommy Price, Jr., and his friend Bonnie Sue, whose families work for area rodeos, investigate the mysterious occurrences that threaten to close down the Red Bluffs Rodeo and stop country singer Mel Jones from performing.

The twins strike back
ISBN: 0940975521. OCLC Number: 32307839

Just Us Books,. .

Tired of being teased about being twins, Ivy and May decide to take action on their eighth birthday.