Gregorich, Barbara 1943–

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Gregorich, Barbara 1943–

PERSONAL:

Born December 10, 1943, in Sharon, PA; daughter of Joseph and Mary Gregorich; married Philip Passen (a musician and graphic artist). Education: Kent State University, B.A., 1964; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1965; postgraduate studies at Harvard University, 1966-67.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Chicago, IL. Agent—Jane Jordan Browne, Multimedia Product Development, Inc., 410 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 724, Chicago, IL 60605-1465. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Kent State University, Kent, OH, instructor in English, 1965-66; Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, instructor in English, 1966; Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, instructor in English, 1967-71; Boston Globe, Boston, MA, typesetter, 1971-73; Post-Tribune, Gary, IN, typesetter, 1973; Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, typesetter, 1973-76; U.S. Postal Service, Matton, IL, letter carrier, 1976-77; Society for Visual Education, Chicago, writer and producer, 1977-78; freelance writer, 1978-83, 1991—; School Zone Publishing Company, Grand Haven, MI, editor, 1983-91. Teacher at writing workshops.

MEMBER:

Authors Guild, Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Private Eye Writers of America.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Chicago Women in Publishing Award for Children's Books, 1984, for Sue Likes Blue; SABR-MacMillan Baseball Research Award, Casey Award nomination, and Chicago Women in Publishing Award for Adult Nonfiction, all 1993, all for Women at Play; Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice designation, 2007, for Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories.

WRITINGS:

FOR CHILDREN

Vocabulary Vampire, Learning Works, 1982.

The Comprehension Adventure, Learning Works, 1984.

D'Nealian Handwriting Activity Book, Scott, Foresman, 1985.

Logical Logic, Learning Works, 1986.

"Lift Off Reproducible" series, eighteen books, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1990.

(With Christopher Jennison) Racing Math: Checkered Flag Activities and Projects for Grades 4-8, illustrated by Doug Klauba, Good Year Books (Tucson, AZ), 1998, 2nd edition, 2006.

Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories, illustrated by Kristin Sorra, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2006.

Waltur Paints Himself into a Corner, and Other Stories, illustrated by Kristin Sorra, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2007.

Also author of Dramatic Literature and Fables and Legends, published by McDonald Publishing, and of Easy Manners for Every Day, Words of a Feather, and World Geography Skills, published by J. Weston Walch.

"HORIZONS II" SERIES; NONFICTION

Adjectives and Adverbs, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Apostrophe, Colon, Hyphen, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Capital Letters, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Comma, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Context Clues, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Dictionary Skills, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Figures of Speech, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Prefixes, Bases, and Suffixes, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

Prepositions and Conjunctions, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1980.

"AN I KNOW IT!" SERIES; NONFICTION

Blends, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Consonants, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Long Vowels, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Rhyming Families, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Short Vowels, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Word Problems: Grades 1-2, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

Word Problems: Grades 3-4, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1981.

"GET READY!" SERIES; NONFICTION

Alphabet: Lowercase, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Alphabet: Uppercase, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Beginning Sounds, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Colors, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Connect the Dots, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Counting One to Ten, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Does It Belong?, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Following Directions, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Hidden Pictures, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Mazes, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Rhyming Pictures, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Same or Different, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

School Time Fun, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

Shapes, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1983.

What's Missing?, 1983.

"START TO READ" SERIES

The Gum on the Drum, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

My Friend Goes Left, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Up Went the Goat, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

The Fox on the Box, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Jog, Frog, Jog, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Sue Likes Blue, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Say Good Night, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

I Want a Pet, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Beep, Beep, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Nine Men Chase a Hen, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1984.

Jace, Mace, and the Big Race, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1985.

Elephant and Envelope, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1985.

Noise in the Night, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1991.

"BEGINNER GAMES" SERIES; NONFICTION

Alphabet Avalanche, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1986.

Counting Caterpillars, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1986.

Reading Railroad, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1986.

Word Wagon, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1986.

"READ AND THINK" SERIES

The Great Ape Trick, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1987.

It's Magic, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1987.

Nicole Digs a Hole, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1987.

The Fox, the Goose, and the Corn, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1988.

Trouble Again: Reading Workbook, School Zone Publishing (Grand Haven, MI), 1988.

FOR ADULTS

She's on First (novel), Contemporary Books (New York, NY), 1987.

Dirty Proof (novel), Pageant Books, 1988.

Writing for the Educational Market, J. Weston Walch, 1990.

Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, Harcourt Brace (New York, NY), 1993.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, June 1, 2006, Hazel Rochman, review of Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories, p. 82.

Choice, June, 1995, review of Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, p. 1553.

Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2006, review of Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories, p. 633.

Library Journal, May 1, 1987, Joyce Smothers, review of She's on First, p. 80; May 15, 1993, Kathy Ruffle, review of Women at Play, p. 75.

Publishers Weekly, July 22, 1988, Penny Kaganoff, review of Dirty Proof, p. 52; June 19, 2006, review of Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories, p. 63.

School Library Journal, July, 2006, Carol L. KacKay, review of Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke, and Other Stories, p. 78.

USA Today, June 11, 1987, review of She's on First, p. C2.

Voice of Youth Advocates, June, 1991, review of She's on First, p. 90.

ONLINE

Barbara Gregorich Home Page,http://www.barbaragregorich.com (November 12, 2007).

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