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Laura Crawford

Born: 1966 in Geneva, Illinois
Died: September 30, 2013 in Geneva, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Crawford lived in Geneva, Illinois.

Biography: Laura Crawford was a longtime dedicated teacher and reading specialist. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She loved science and social studies, especially American history and animals and one of her passions was writing children's books. As a second and third grade teacher at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School for 20 years, Laura enjoyed exploring these subjects with her students.


Awards:
    ''In Arctic Waters'', 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Website: http://www.scbwi-illinois.org/Crawford.html
Laura Crawford on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=laura+crawford


Selected Titles

Benjamin Franklin from A to Z
ISBN: 9781455617135 OCLC: 787509811

Pelican Pub., Gretna, La. : 2013.

History comes to life for young readers as they explore an alphabet of the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin.

Deep sea dive
ISBN: 0792236173 OCLC: 58039152

National Geographic, [Washington, DC] : ©2004.

Dive into fun and explore the world's oceans from surface to seafloor. Come face to face with great whales, friendly dolphins, scary sharks, and all the ocean's amazing treasures.

In arctic waters /
ISBN: 1934359343 OCLC: 78783539

Sylvan Dell, Mt. Pleasant, SC : ©2007.

Arctic animals play and chase each other around the ice until they are interrupted by someone. Contains some facts about Arctic animals.

Postcards from Chicago :
ISBN: 9780979547744 OCLC: 230825171

Raven Tree Press, McHenry, IL : ©2008.

A young girl's postcards to friends and family invite readers to explore and learn about significant sites in Chicago. Anna's imagination and inquisitive nature further the learning process.

Postcards from New York City :
ISBN: 0979547733 OCLC: 230820563

Raven Tree Press, McHenry, IL : ©2008.

A young girl's postcards to friends and family invite readers to explore and learn about significant sites in New York City. Anna's imagination and inquisitive nature further the learning process.

Postcards from Washington, D.C. :
ISBN: 0979547717 OCLC: 230812995

Raven Tree Press, McHenry, IL : ©2008.

A young girl's postcards to friends and family invite readers to explore and learn about significant sites in Washington, D.C. Anna's imagination and inquisitive nature further the learning process.

The American Revolution from A to Z /
ISBN: 1589805151 OCLC: 300722643

Pelican Pub. Co., Gretna, La. : 2009.

Uses the letters of the alphabet to highlight important facts about the history of the American Revolution.

The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z
ISBN: 9781589802384 OCLC: 54806250

Pelican Pub. Co., Gretna, LA : 2005.

This alphabet book follows the voyage of the Pilgrims from England to the New World and their first Thanksgiving.

 

 

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