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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Natalie Rompella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Waukegan, Illinois

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Rompella was born in Waukegan and now lives in Libertyville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rompella has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Education in Science Education from National Louis University. She spent ten years teaching elementary and middle school, and was also the curriculum coordinator for the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of trade books, leveled readers and workbooks on a variety of topics.


The World Never Sleeps Illinois Reads Selections, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

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Applying the Standards: STEM: Grade 1 /
ISBN: 1483815722. OCLC Number: 892163150

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"...offers 64 pages of highly engaging STEM tasks. It includes a problem-solving rubric and guided pages that walk students through completing each step of the STEM process. First graders will complete tasks in areas such as chemical reactions, building structures, domino physics, weather, and sound technology."--Publisher's website.

Common Core Science 4today.
ISBN: 1483811247. OCLC Number: 881394350

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"Provides the perfect standards-based activities for each day of the week. Reinforce science topics and the math and language arts Common Core State Standards all year long in only 10 minutes a day! Weeks are separated by science topic so they may be completed in the order that best complements your science curriculum. Review essential skills during a four-day period and assess on the fifth day for easy progress monitoring."--Back cover.

Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners
ISBN: 9781510717718. OCLC Number: 1005741952

Sky Pony Press. .

Ana is excited to start middle school with her best friend Lily, who understands Ana's obsessive-complusive behavior and shares Ana's plan to write and sell their own cookbook, until the pair is assigned to different partners for their year-long Explorations project.

Don't Squash That Bug!
ISBN: 9781897073506. OCLC Number: 71288186

Lobster Press. .

Cool facts about insects, our creepy, crawly, useful, and essential neighbors.

Edgar, Allan, and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets
ISBN: 9781897550175. OCLC Number: 467965613

Lobster Press. .

It all began with the beets. The revoltingly red beets that drove Edgar, Allan, and Poe to do the horrendously horrible thing that they did. Their mother has one unbreakable rule: No dessert until you finish your dinner. But how can Edgar, Allan, and Poe possibly clear their plates when there are Brussels sprouts to be swallowed, liver to be chewed, and worst of all, beets to be bitten? There must be a way to get rid of dinner, without having to gobble up this foul food. Perhaps the loose floorboard under Poe's chair is the answer! But just as the parade of delicious desserts begins, the hidden food starts to grow and starts to smell and it's going to blow their cover.

Experiments in Light and Sound with Toys and Everyday Stuff
ISBN: 1491450738. OCLC Number: 902986067

Capstone Press. .

"Step-by-step instructions for experiments pertaining to light and sound"--

Experiments in Material and Matter with Toys and Everyday Stuff
ISBN: 1491450746. OCLC Number: 902986068

Capstone Press. .

"Step-by-step instructions for experiments pertaining to material and matter"--

Famous Firsts: The Trendsetters, Groundbreakers, and Risk-Takers Who Got America Moving!
ISBN: 9781897073551. OCLC Number: 85737433

Lobster Press. .

Describes sports and activities originating in the United States and their history, including surfing, snowboarding, in-line skating, and cheerleading.

Guided Reading.
ISBN: 1483839796. OCLC Number: 1023575448

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Interactive Notebooks.
ISBN: 1483831221. OCLC Number: 1089201304

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Math Instant Assessments for Data Tracking.
ISBN: 9781483838625. OCLC Number: 974372428

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ISBN: 9780810867208. OCLC Number: 265736626

Scarecrow Press. .

This book helps teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder better understand the disease, so that they may become more comfortable with it. This book also explains different forms of OCD, related disorders, and treatment options.

Ready to Go Guided Reading: Question, Grades 1 - 2.
ISBN: 9781483839110. OCLC Number: 983466053

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Science Fair Projects: Chemistry
ISBN: 1403479143. OCLC Number: 76828966

Heinemann Library. .

"Learn the answers to scientific questions by following fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Each project contains helpful suggestions for creating an eye-catching science fair display. The projects are related easy, intermediate, and hard so that you can pick the right one for you"--Back cover.

Science Fair Projects: Ecosystems
ISBN: 9780431040394. OCLC Number: 271385012

Heinemann Library. .

Contains fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for nine projects rated easy, intermediate and advanced. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Science, Grade 3
ISBN: 148383123X. OCLC Number: 1089222605

Carson Dellosa Pub Co Inc. .

STEM, Grade 3
ISBN: 9781483818955. OCLC Number: 922532621

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Applying the Standards: STEM for grade 3 offers 64 pages of highly engaging STEM tasks. It includes a problem-solving rubric and guided pages that walk students through completing each step of the STEM process. Third graders will complete tasks in areas such as bubble geometry, engineering towers, inventions, and space physics. The Applying the Standards: STEM series emphasizes creativity and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math. This is a series of six 64-page books for students in kindergarten to grade 5. A variety of topics are covered with 30 engaging tasks, and a culminating reflection question for each task encourages students to think about and apply their newfound learning and knowledge.

The Girls
ISBN: 9781933831169. OCLC Number: 754848994

Tire Swing Books,. .

The World Never Sleeps
ISBN: 9780884485612. OCLC Number: 1045066826

Tilbury House. .

Reveals the hidden life of animals and other creatures from one midnight to the next, highlighting the nighttime adventures of crickets, tadpoles, lightning bugs, and earthworms.

We Need More Trees!
ISBN: 9780736255745. OCLC Number: 795278645

National Geographic School Publishing :. .