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Lisa Campbell Ernst

Author of The Gingerbread Girl

39+ Works 6,282 Members 139 Reviews

About the Author

Lisa Campbell Ernst was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1957. She received a Bachelor's degree in art from the University of Oklahoma, and then won an internship as a guest editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in New York City. She has written and illustrated over twenty picture books including show more Stella Louella's Runaway Book, which won the Children's Choice Award in Kansas, and Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Gingerbread Girl (2006) 1,258 copies
The Letters Are Lost! (1996) 972 copies
Wake Up, It's Spring! (2004) 418 copies
Goldilocks Returns (2000) 406 copies
Zinnia and Dot (1992) 174 copies
When Bluebell Sang (1989) 110 copies
Duke the Dairy Delight Dog (1996) 100 copies
Ginger Jumps (1990) 85 copies
Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme (2010) 68 copies

Associated Works

Sea, Sand, Me! (2001) — Illustrator — 268 copies
Who Says Moo? (1994) — Illustrator — 259 copies
Bye, Bye, Daddy! (Start the Day Book) (1988) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Let's Get Dressed (A Start the day book) (1988) — Illustrator, some editions — 6 copies


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A fractured sequel to a classic tale. Everyone has aged, even baby bear (who manages to look like a childish grown bear, could be interesting conversation with older students). Goldilocks feels guilt for wrecking the bears' home many years ago, so much so that she feels compelled to go back and make it pretty.
MrsBond | 11 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
Doing every single letter of the alphabet would be too much--but highlighting a few letters or two (and showing all of the things they can be) is amazing!!

What a great way to practice early literacy skills with pre-readers!!
msgabbythelibrarian | 17 other reviews | Jun 11, 2023 |
This book shows students all of the items that can be seen in your own backyard, what they are, and how they work. Some examples are birds, water hoses, sprinklers and a lot more. I really liked this book because it takes each individual item that can be found in the yard, and really breaks it down explaining what that item is and how that it works and connects to other items in the yard. I would use this book in the classroom and have students pick out things that they see in their own backyard and what they notice about how they work, or how they think that they work.… (more)
khoward15 | 4 other reviews | Oct 12, 2020 |
A fun guessing game. Names a lot of family members.
klnbennett | 1 other review | Oct 7, 2020 |



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