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About the Author

Joanne Ryder studied journalism at Marquette University. For several years she was an editor of children's books in New York, before she quit to write full-time. Ryder is an award-winning author whose books offer a unique blend of poetry and science. Her Just for a Day series invites children into show more the world of wild animals, ranging from a sea otter to Tyrannosaurus rex. Ryder's book, The Snail's Spell, won a New York Academy of Sciences Book Award. She has been named three times in the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by a joint committee of the Children's Book Council and the National Science Teachers Association. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Joanne Rider, Joanne Ryder 

Series

Works by Joanne Ryder

The Snail's Spell (1900) 797 copies
Won't You Be My Kissaroo? (2004) 568 copies
Earthdance (1996) 401 copies
Chipmunk Song (1987) 367 copies
Hello, First Grade (1993) 293 copies
Each Living Thing (2000) 263 copies
Panda Kindergarten (2009) 255 copies
Night Gliders (1996) 202 copies
First Grade Ladybugs (1993) 169 copies
My Father's Hands (1994) 157 copies
First Grade Elves (1993) 95 copies
Animals in the Wild (1987) 91 copies
First Grade Valentines (1993) 81 copies
The night flight (1985) 75 copies
Bear of My Heart (2006) 68 copies
Little Toot [adapted by Joanne Ryder] (1988) — Adapter — 65 copies
The Evening Walk (1985) 58 copies
Dancers in the Garden (1992) 58 copies
Wild Birds (2003) 54 copies
Snail in the Woods (1750) — Author — 51 copies
The Waterfall's Gift (2001) 51 copies
Step into the Night (1988) 45 copies
A Fawn in the Grass (2001) 37 copies
Big Bear Ball (2002) 31 copies
Under the Moon (1722) 31 copies
Under Your Feet (1990) 31 copies
Mockingbird Morning (1989) 30 copies
A House by the Sea (1875) 30 copies
Come Along, Kitten (2003) 29 copies
The Bear on the Moon (1991) 29 copies
When the Woods Hum (1766) 28 copies
The Goodbye Walk (1993) 27 copies
Mouse Tail Moon (2002) 25 copies
My Mother's Voice (2006) 24 copies
Bears Out There (1995) 24 copies
Beach party (1982) 23 copies
Winter White (1997) 23 copies
Without Words (1995) 20 copies
Jaguar in the Rain Forest (1996) 20 copies
One Small Fish (1993) 17 copies
Fireflies (1977) 16 copies
Hello, Tree! (1991) 13 copies
Fog in the Meadow (1979) 10 copies
Spiders Dance (1981) 8 copies
Rainbow Wings (2000) 6 copies
Wet and Sandy Day (1977) 5 copies
Simon Underground (1976) 5 copies
Brian's Treasure (1997) 5 copies
Animals: Step Ahead (1984) 1 copy
Enchantment 1 copy

Associated Works

The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Contributor — 133 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1946
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Relationships
Yep, Laurence (husband)

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This is a really sweet book for a parent and child to read together.
 
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kerribrary | 1 other review | Mar 5, 2023 |
Sweet little book with more story than I was expecting -- Ms. Drake's rambunctious new pet needs settling in, and they have a small magical adventure to make it so. I particularly like that one character is grumpy and the other is stubborn. Makes for a great friendship!
 
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jennybeast | 11 other reviews | Apr 14, 2022 |
In this story, the first grade is jealous that grade four is going on a field trip, and the teacher has an idea for the first graders to plant a garden for a special activity. The children have a bake sale to raise money for the garden, their parents help, and the garden begins to grow. Grade four tramples the garden and then fixes it for the first graders. The story ends with a harvest vegetable party to which the fourth graders are invited. Gabe's grandma has a special role by helping first graders so much. The birds and ladybugs help by eating bugs that eat plants. The teacher tells the class that ladybugs are a garden's best friend. She also tells the students they are also a garden's best friend and calls them "first-grade ladybugs."… (more)
 
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Statistics

Works
82
Also by
1
Members
7,304
Popularity
#3,345
Rating
3.9
Reviews
156
ISBNs
266
Languages
5

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