Trumbauer, Lisa (Trutkoff) 1963-

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TRUMBAUER, Lisa (Trutkoff) 1963-

Personal

Born February 15, 1963, in the Bronx, NY; daughter of Fred and Sigrid Trutkoff; married David Trumbauer. Education: University of Maryland, B.S., 1985.

Addresses

Home Hillsborough, NJ. Agent c/o Author Mail, Pebble Books, 151 Good Counsel Dr., P.O. Box 669, Mankato, MN 56002.

Career

Editor for educational publishers in New York, NY, 1988-94; writer.

Member

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Writings

The Runaway Valentines, illustrated by Pamela Cote, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 1994.

(As Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer) Has Anyone Seen My Green Dinosaur?, illustrated by Frank Daniel, Longmeadow Press (Stamford, CT), 1995.

(As Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer) I Swear I Saw a Witch in Washington Square, illustrated by Frank Daniel, Longmeadow Press (Stamford, CT), 1995.

Cool Sites: Free Stuff for Kids on the Net, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Cool Sites: Hot Stars for Kids on the Net, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Cool Sites: Super Sports for Kids on the Net, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It!: Computer Fun Christmas, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It!: Computer Fun Geography, illustrated by Sydney Wright, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It!: Computer Fun Halloween, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It! Computer Fun: Math, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It! Computer Fun: Science, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Click It!: Computer Fun: Reading, illustrated by Sydney Wright, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 1999.

Cool Sites: Homework Help for Kids on the Net, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2000.

Click It! Computer Fun: Social Studies, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2000.

Click It! Computer Fun: Writing, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2000.

About One Hundred Years Ago, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Everyone Is a Scientist, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Food for Thought, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Teamwork, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Families, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Who Is a Friend?, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

Communities, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

Animal Ears, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

At School, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

On the Go, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

Our Favorite Things to Do, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

Palmistry, illustrated by Dan Regan, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 2001.

Seasons, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2001.

Graph It!, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

How to Talk So Boys Will Listen and Listen So Boys Will Talk, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 2002.

What Are Deserts?, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

What Are Forests?, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

What Are Mountains?, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

What Are Oceans?, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

Exploring Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Chicken, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Cat, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Dog, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Frog, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2002.

The Life Cycle of a Whale, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

The Life Cycle of a Cow, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

The Life Cycle of a Bee, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

The Life Cycle of a Kangaroo, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

The Life Cycle of a Salmon, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Take Away, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

All about Heat, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

All about Light, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

All about Sound, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

What Is a Thermometer?, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

What Is Electricity?, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

What Is Friction?, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

What Is Gravity?, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Who Needs Plants?, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Why We Measure, Yellow Umbrella Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

You Can Use a Compass, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Montana, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Wisconsin, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

The Body in Motion, Chelsea Clubhouse Books (Philadelphia, PA), 2003.

Eating Well, Red Brick Learning (Bloomington, MN), 2003.

Trees Are Terrific!, Yellow Umbrella Books (Bloomington, MN), 2003.

We Need Child Care Workers, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

We Need Construction Workers, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

We Need Garbage Collectors, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

We Need Zoo Keepers, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Sam Houston, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2003.

Fun-to-Solve Map Mysteries, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Fifty Ways to Love Your Pet, Troll (Mahwah, NJ), 2003.

Paul Revere, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

Sitting Bull, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

The Life Cycle of a Grasshopper, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

The Life Cycle of a Penguin, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

The Life Cycle of a Rabbit, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

The Life Cycle of a Turtle, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), 2004.

Let's Graph, Yellow Umbrella Books (Bloomington, MN), 2004.

Let's Meet Frederick Douglass, Chelsea Clubhouse Books (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

Let's Meet Sojourner Truth, Chelsea Clubhouse Books (Philadelphia, PA), 2004.

A Tooth Is Loose, illustrated by Steve Gray, Children's Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Pebble Books (Mankato, MN), in press.

Sidelights

Lisa Trumbauer told SATA: "I was quite the goofball as a kid. My friends and I had a clubhouse, and we wrote tons of secret codes, always hoping for adventures that never really happened. Thank goodness for books! I became a huge bookworm, and I filled countless notebooks with diaries, stories, and poems. One of those poems was published in Seventeen magazine when I was in high school. At the University of Maryland, I studied education and journalism. I also wrote for the school newspaper, The Diamondback. After college, I combined my education and journalism experiences to work as an editor for educational publishers. Soon I began writing as well as editing. Now I write all the time, both fiction and nonfiction books for kids. In between projects, I love to travel and go to baseball games to see the Baltimore Orioles. I live in New Jersey with my husband, Dave, and our 'dysfunctional pet family:' a dog named Blue and two cats named Cosmo and Cleo."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 1, 2003, Carolyn Phelan, review of Why We Need Child Care Workers and Why We Need Construction Workers, p. 126.

School Library Journal, December, 1999, Kristina Aaronson, review of Click It! Computer Fun: Math, p. 129; February, 2000, Yapha Nussbaum Mason, review of Click It!: Computer Fun Halloween, p. 115; July, 2000, Yapha Nussbaum Mason, review of Cool Sites: Homework Help for Kids on the Net, p. 123; July, 2002, Eldon Younce, review of The Life Cycle of a Chicken, p. 112; June, 2003, John Peters, review of Exploring Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, p. 92.

ONLINE

Kidsreads.com, http://www.kidsreads.com/ (October 16, 2003), "Lisa Trumbauer."

Lisa Trumbauer Home Page, http://www.lisatrumbauer.com/ (October 16, 2003).