Pierce, Terry

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Pierce, Terry

Personal

Married; children. Education: B.A. (early childhood education); Montessori training. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, whale watching, martial arts, traveling.

Addresses

Home and office—Ridgecrest, CA. E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Children's book author and educator. Pre-primary Montessori teacher for twenty-two years; freelance writer, 1999—.

Member

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (member of Ventura/Santa Barbara regional board, Children's Literature Council of Southeastern Council, California Readers.

Awards, Honors

California Collections listee, and Children's Book of the Year designation, Bank Street College, both 2007, both for Taw Kwon Do!

Writings

Two Tales of Hawaii, illustrated by Kristen Kofsky, Island Heritage Publishing (Honolulu, HI), 2003.

Volcanoes A-Z, illustrated by Ethel Villalobos, Bess Press (Honolulu, MI), 2003.

Coral Reefs A-Z, illustrated by Kristen Kofsky, Bess Press (Honolulu, MI), 2003.

Dangerous Sea Creatures A-Z, illustrated by Kristen Kofsky, Bess Press (Honolulu, MI), 2004.

Surfing A-Z, illustrated by Kristen Kofsky, Bess Press (Honolulu, MI), 2004.

Goofy Knock-Knocks, illustrated by Debra Dixon, Sterling Pub. (New York, NY), 2004.

Greatest Goofiest Jokes, illustrated by Buck Jones, Sterling Pub. (New York, NY), 2004.

(With Ruth Musgrave) Pet Jokes That Will Make You Howl!, illustrated by Laura Coyle, Sterling Pub. (New York, NY), 2005.

Cuddly Critters: Animal Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Simone Abel, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Forecasting Fun: Weather Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Paula Knight, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Friendly Faces: People Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Fernando Luiz, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Counting Your Way: Number Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Andrea Petrlik Huseinovic, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Sleepytime: Bedtime Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Tae Kwon Do!, illustrated by Todd Bonita, Random House (New York, NY), 2006.

Ticktock: Time Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld, Picture Window Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2006.

Contributor of articles to periodicals.

Sidelights

"Writing is fun and there are so many ways to do it!," Terry Pierce told SATA. "That's the message I want kids to hear. Whether you like to write stories, reports, poetry, songs, jokes, or whatever tickles your fancy, there's something fun for everyone when it comes to writing."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

School Library Journal, May, 2006, H.H. Henderson, review of Tae Kwon Do!, p. 97.

ONLINE

Terry Pierce Blog Spot,http://terrypierce.blogspot.com/ (April 9, 2007).

Terry Pierce Home Page,http://www.terrypiercebooks.com (April 9, 2007).

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