Rocklin, Joanne

views updated


ROCKLIN, Joanne. American (born Canada), b. 1946. Genres: Children's fiction, Medicine/Health. Career: Author. Devonshire Elementary School, Montreal, QC, Canada, teacher, 1968-72; Burbank Child Guidance Clinic, Burbank, CA, psychotherapist, 1984-87; Omega Center for Mental Health, Woodland Hills, CA, psychotherapist, 1984-92; West Valley Center for Educational Therapy, Canoga Park, CA, psychodiagnostic assessor, 1987. Lecturer on writing for children at schools, libraries and writers' and teach- ers' conferences; Learning Annex, instructor; University of Southern California Writing Project, writer in residence, UCLA Extension, instructor, 1995. Publications: CHILDREN'S FICTION: Sonia Begonia, 1986; Dear Baby, 1988; Jace the Ace, 1990; Discovering Martha, 1991; For Your Eyes Only!, 1997; Strudel Stories, 1999; The Very Best Hanukkah Gift, 1999. FIRST READERS: Three Smart Pals, 1994; How Much Is that Guinea Pig in the Window?, 1995; The Case of the Missing Birthday Party, 1997; One Hungry Cat, 1997; Not Enough Room, 1998; The Case of the Backyard Treasure, 1998; Jake and the Copycats, 1998; The Case of the Shrunken Allowance, 1999; Just Add Fun!, 1999; The Incredibly Awesome Box, 2000; This Book Is Haunted, 2002. OTHER: (with N.S. Levinson) Getting High in Natural Ways: An Infobook for Young People of All Ages (nonfiction), 1986, as Feeling Great: Reaching Out to Life, Reaching In to Yourself-Without Drugs, 1992; Musical Chairs and Dancing Bears (picture book), 1993. Contributor of articles to parenting publications.