Skip to main content

Blocksma, Mary


BLOCKSMA, Mary. American, b. 1942. Genres: Children's fiction, Adult non-fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Junior high school English teacher in Baltimore, MD, 1964-65; U.S. Peace Corps, lecturer at University of Nigeria, Enugu, 1965-67; De Paul University, Chicago, IL, research librarian, 1968-69; Albany County Public Library, Laramie, WY, director, 1970-76; Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Menlo Park, CA, staff writer, 1977-79; freelance writer, 1980-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: The Pup Went Up, 1983; Did You Hear That?, 1983; Apple Tree! Apple Tree!, 1983; Grandma Dragon's Birthday, 1983; (with D. Blocksma) Easy-to-Make Spaceships That Really Fly, 1983; Marvelous Music Machine: A Book about the Piano, 1984; The Best-Dressed Bear, 1984; Rub-a-Dub-Dub: What's in the Tub?, 1985; (with D. Blocksma) Easy-to-Make Water Toys, 1985; (with D. Blocksma) Space-Crafting, 1986; Amazing Mouths and Menus, 1986; Where's That Duck?, 1987; Why All My Toys Are on the Floor, 1987; (with D. Blocksma) Action Contraptions, 1988; Reading the Numbers, 1989; Yoo Hoo Moon!, 1992; Time Traveler's Catalog, Ticket to the Twenties, 1993; Naming Nature, 1992; The Fourth Coast, 1995; Lake Lover's Year, 2001; Necessary Numbers, 2002; Great Lakes Nature, 2003; What's on the Beach, 2003. Address: PO Box 40, Bay City, MI 48707-0040, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected];

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Blocksma, Mary." Writers Directory 2005. . 19 Sep. 2019 <>.

"Blocksma, Mary." Writers Directory 2005. . (September 19, 2019).

"Blocksma, Mary." Writers Directory 2005. . Retrieved September 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.