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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arlene Erlbach  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Erlbach lives in Morton Grove. She received her Masters from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arlene Erlbach is a writer and was an elementary school teacher at the William P. Gray School in Chicago for 17 years. She wrote forty-five books, a frequent speaker at schools, and was the teen advice columnist for ''CompuServe’s Wow!''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Does Your Nose Get in the Way Too?''''' *Golden Medallion for best young adult novel, Romance Writers of America, 1987 '''''The Best Friends Book''''' *Parent Council selection *Recommended Title, International Reading Association '''''The Families Book''''' *Parent Council selection '''''Worth the Risk''''' *Parent Council selection '''''The Kids' Invention Book''''' *Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies '''''The Kids' Business Book''''' *Notable Book in the Field of Social Studies '''''The Middle School Survival Guide''''' *Book for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library, 2004