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Sandra L(ee) Markle (1946-) Biography - Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Member, Writings, Work in Progress

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Born 1946, in Fostoria, OH; Education: Bowling Green State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1968; graduate study at Ohio University, 1970-71, and University of North Carolina, 1973-74.


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Authors Guild, National Association of Science Writers.

NONFICTION


Kids' Computer Capers: Investigations for Beginners, illustrated by Stella Ormai, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1983.

The Programmer's Guide to the Galaxy, illustrated by Stella Ormai, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1984.

(And illustrator; with husband, William Markle) In Search of Graphics: Adventures in Computer Art, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1984.

(And illustrator) Digging Deeper: Investigations into Rocks, Shocks, Quakes, and Other Earthy Matters, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1987.

(And illustrator) Science Mini-Mysteries, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1988.

(And illustrator) Power Up: Experiments, Puzzles, and Games Exploring Electricity, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1989.

The Young Scientists' Guide to Successful Science Projects, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1990.

Earth Alive!, Lothrop (New York, NY), 1991.

(And illustrator) The Kids' Earth Handbook, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1991.

Discovering Science Secrets, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1992.

Discovering More Science Secrets, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1992.

Science in a Bag, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1993.

(And illustrator) Math Mini-Mysteries, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1993.

A Rainy Day, illustrated by Cathy Johnson, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Science: Just Add Salt, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1994.

Science to the Rescue, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1994.

Science in a Bottle, illustrated by June Otani, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1995.

Measuring Up: Experiments, Puzzles, and Games Exploring Measurement, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1995.

What Happens Next?, Longstreet Press (Atlanta, GA), 1995.

What Happens Next? Two, Longstreet Press (Atlanta, GA), 1996.

Creepy, Crawly Baby Bugs, Walker (New York, NY), 1996.

Creepy, Spooky Science, illustrated by Cecile Schoberle, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1996.

Icky Squishy Science, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1996.

Science Surprises, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1996.

Still More What Happens Next?, Longstreet Press (Atlanta, GA), 1996.

A Hole in the Sky: Investigating the Ozone Problem, Sierra Club, 1997.

Discovering Graph Secrets: Experiments, Puzzles, and Games Exploring Graphs, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1997.

Super Science Secrets: Exploring Nature through Games, Puzzles, and Activities, Longstreet (Atlanta, GA), 1997.

Gone Forever! An Alphabet of Extinct Animals, illustrated by Felipe Dávalos, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.

Windy Weather Science, Scholastic/Lucky (New York, NY), 1998.

Weird, Wacky Science, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1998.

Super Cool Science: South Pole Stations Past, Present, Future, Walker (New York, NY), 1998.

Down, down, down in the Ocean, illustrated by Bob Marstall, Walker (New York, NY), 1999.

After the Spill: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Then and Now, Walker (New York, NY), 1999.

Super Science Magic, illustrated by Jamie Smith, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.

Really Wild Animals: Sea Babies, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Can You Believe?: Insects, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Can You Believe?: Hurricanes, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Can You Believe?: Volcanoes, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Amazing Human Body, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Amazing Earth: Earthquakes, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2002.

Predators, illustrated by Jo-Ellen C. Bosson, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Grow a Giant Beanstalk, and Fifteen More Amazing Plant Projects, illustrated by Eric Brace, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Build a Room Alarm, and Sixteen More Electrifying Projects, illustrated by Eric Brace, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Build a Rocket Boat, and Eighteen More Wild Wind Projects, illustrated by Eric Brace, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Make Fake Blood, and Fifteen More Spooky Special Effects, illustrated by Eric Brace, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Spiders: Biggest! Littlest!, photographs by Simon Polard, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2004.

Snakes: Biggest! Littlest!, photographs by Simon Polard, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2004.

Rescues, Lerner (Minneapolis, MN), 2005.

Chocolate: A Sweet History, illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper, Grosset & Dunlap (New York, NY), 2005.


"SEASON OF SCIENCE" SERIES; SELF-ILLUSTRATED


Exploring Winter, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1984.

Exploring Summer, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1987.

Exploring Spring, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1990.

Exploring Autumn, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1991.


"OUTSIDE AND INSIDE" SERIES


Outside and inside You, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1991.

Outside and inside Trees, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.

Outside and inside Spiders, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1994.

Outside and inside Birds, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1994.

Outside and inside Snakes, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1995.

Outside and inside Sharks, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1996.

Outside and inside Bats, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1997.

Outside and inside Alligators, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1998.

Outside and inside Kangaroos, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1999.

Outside and inside Dinosaurs, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2000.

Outside and inside Rats and Mice, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2001.

Outside and inside Big Cats, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2002.

Outside and inside Giant Squids, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Outside and inside Killer Bees, Walker (New York, NY), 2004.


"PIONEERING" SERIES


Pioneering Space, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1992.

Pioneering Ocean Depths, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1995.

Pioneering Frozen Worlds: Polar Region Exploration, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1996.

"GROWING UP WILD" SERIES


Growing up Wild: Bears, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2000.

Growing up Wild: Wolves, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2001.

Growing up Wild: Penguins, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2002.


"ANIMAL PREDATORS" SERIES


Polar Bears, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Owls, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Lions, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Killer Whales, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Great White Sharks, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Crocodiles, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

Wolves, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.


OTHER


Primary Science Sampler, Learning Works, 1980.

Science Sampler, Learning Works, 1980.

Computer Tutor: An Introduction to Computers, illustrated by Bev Armstrong, Learning Works, 1981.

Computer Tutor Junior, illustrated by Bev Armstrong, Learning Works, 1982.

Weather/Electricity/Environmental Investigations, Learning Works, 1982.

The Fledglings (young adult novel), Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.

A Mother's Journey, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA), 2004.


Author of books for instructors, including Instructor's Big Book of Health and Safety, 1985; Hands-on Science, 1988; and Creative Science Classrooms, 1991. Also author of "Natural Wonder Notebook," a monthly column in Instructor, and "The Learning Center," a monthly column in Teaching and Computers. Creator, "Kit and Kaboodle" elementary science curriculum. Contributing editor, Teaching and Computers, 1983—. Contributor to magazines, including Cricket, Highlights for Children, Jack and Jill, Ranger Rick, 3-2-1 Contact, Woman's Day, Macintosh Buyer's Guide, PC World, Early Childhood Teacher, Classworks, Big, Parenting, Family Fun, Instructor, National Geographic for Kids, Time for Kids, and Learning.


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