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Lisa Trumbauer

Author of The Haunted Ghoul Bus

334+ Works 5,995 Members 59 Reviews

About the Author

Author When germs get by her immune system, Lisa Trumbauer's solution is orange juice and a day of rest. Most of the time Lisa can be found writing books for young people. Harold Pratt is a science consultant with over 40 years of experience in the field of education
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Series

Works by Lisa Trumbauer

The Haunted Ghoul Bus (2008) 322 copies, 2 reviews
A Practical Guide to Dragons (2006) 224 copies, 3 reviews
All About Light (Rookie Read-About Science) (2004) 183 copies, 1 review
The Great Reindeer Rebellion (2009) 181 copies, 2 reviews
All About Sound (Rookie Read-About Science) (2004) 153 copies, 2 reviews
At the Eiffel Tower (2002) 100 copies
A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding (2008) 96 copies, 3 reviews
Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 1 (2008) 80 copies, 1 review
Brain Quest Workbook: Kindergarten (2008) 80 copies, 1 review
The Runaway Valentines (1993) 71 copies
Spiders (1997) 63 copies, 1 review
Forces and Motion (1989) 63 copies, 1 review
What's Alive? (1998) 52 copies
A Practical Guide to Vampires (2009) 41 copies, 1 review
Science: Water [red, A] (2002) 39 copies
Animal Tails (1997) 39 copies, 1 review
Winter (1997) 39 copies
Our Earth (1998) 38 copies
The Life Cycle of a Whale (2002) 38 copies
Where's the Frog? (1997) 37 copies
Grow, Seed, Grow (1997) 36 copies
Life in a Pond (1996) 31 copies
Science: What Is an Insect? [red, A] (2000) 30 copies, 1 review
Spinning A Web (1996) 30 copies
Math: Why We Measure [blue, B] (2002) 30 copies, 9 reviews
All About Heat (2004) 28 copies
The Life Cycle of a Frog (2002) 27 copies, 1 review
Amazing Armadillos (2002) 26 copies
The Life Cycle of a Chicken (2002) 23 copies, 2 reviews
Science: Animal Ears [blue, B] (2000) 22 copies, 1 review
What is a Cycle? (1998) 21 copies, 1 review
The Bald Eagle (2002) 20 copies
50 Ways to Love Your Pet (2003) 19 copies
The Life Cycle of a Cow (2002) 17 copies
Palmistry (2002) 16 copies
Social Studies: Families [red, A] (2000) 16 copies, 2 reviews
Water and the Weather (2002) 15 copies
Math: Let's Graph [green, B] (2003) 15 copies, 1 review
The Life Cycle of a Salmon (2002) 14 copies
The Life Cycle of a Cat (2002) 14 copies
Let's Make a Kite (2004) 13 copies
Scary Harry (2002) 13 copies
The Life Cycle of a Bee (2002) 13 copies
Sound: Mini Book (1997) 12 copies
Fun-To-Solve Map Mysteries (2003) 12 copies
Energy (1993) 12 copies
The Life Cycle of a Dog (2002) 12 copies
Pennsylvania, 1643-1776 (2005) 11 copies
The Life Cycle of a Penguin (2003) 11 copies
Jumping Frogs (1998) 11 copies
Darci's Ballet Dream (2002) 10 copies
Math: Take Away [blue, B] (2002) 9 copies
Math: Graph It! [blue, B] (2000) 9 copies
Where Do Plants Live? (2008) 8 copies
Montana (2003) 8 copies
Monster Party (2004) 8 copies
Lost! : Map Skills (2006) 8 copies
Mountain Manor Mystery (2006) 7 copies
Social Studies: National Parks [red, B] (2005) 7 copies, 1 review
Blowing in the Wind (2002) 6 copies
Science: Seasons [red, A] (2000) 6 copies
Earthquake! (2005) 5 copies
Jumpstart 2nd Gr: Math (2000) 5 copies
What is a Park? (1999) 4 copies
Our National Park System (2005) 4 copies
Look for Rocks (1969) 4 copies
Qué está vivo? (1997) 3 copies
The Farmer and the Doe (2000) 3 copies
Tails 3 copies
Floods (Xtreme Earth) (2007) 3 copies
Crece, Semilla, Crece (1997) 3 copies
Mystery at Gettysburg (2009) 3 copies
Living Things 2 copies
THE BODY MACHINE (2000) 2 copies
Colas (1997) 2 copies
Make It New Time For Kids (2007) 2 copies
No More Bullies (2007) 2 copies
Lead The Way (2002) 2 copies
Cars (On Our Way English) (2003) 2 copies
Richy Raccoon's Party (2000) 2 copies
Mystery at Canyon Creek (2005) 2 copies
Nuestro Planeta Tierra (1997) 2 copies
Scary Harry 1 copy
school play 1 copy
LIFE IN THE DESERT (2005) 1 copy
Wild Cats 1 copy
Water (2002) 1 copy
Our World 1 copy
Alaska Major (2003) 1 copy
The Aztec World (2005) 1 copy

Associated Works

Storm Surfer (Impact Books) (2008) — Text by — 35 copies
Skater's Secret (Jake Maddox: Girl Stories) (2009) — Text by — 7 copies

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Accelerated Reader (24) animals (55) big book (32) biography (15) CD (12) children's (12) Christmas (26) dragons (34) Early 1 (14) easy reader (12) fantasy (31) fiction (28) geography (22) H (14) habitats (13) Halloween (75) history (28) holiday (13) informational (18) insects (14) Level D (11) Level H (14) math (28) NF (39) non-fiction (263) physical science (16) picture book (33) plants (18) Reading and Writing Project (15) Reading Level 1 (14) reference (12) rhyming (12) school (21) science (269) social studies (28) sound (14) Spanish (19) to-read (18) weather (15) workbook (12)

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Reviews

Genre
Halloween stories
Picture books for children
Stories in rhyme
Subject
Boys
Ghosts
Halloween
Monsters
School buses
Strangers
Witches
 
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kmgerbig | 1 other review | May 1, 2023 |
The best book in the Practical guide series printed by the Wizards of the Coast as supplementary material for D&D players. I remember picking this up in WalMart whenever they sold those books there back in HS. It covers the main dragons of the Chromatic (Evil) and Metallic (Benevolent) alignment. These books have incredible art and entertaining facts, stats and trivia regarding these dragons, like language, favorite treasures and even diagrams of their lair's structure. It allows one to immerse themselves in the lore quite easily. I don't play D&D but this book is a great fit into any dragon lover's library.

I also own the Vampire and Dragon Riding guide too! You can visit my reviews for my thoughts on those!
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am08279 | 2 other reviews | Oct 31, 2022 |
Another fantastic installment in the Practical guide series printed by the Wizards of the Coast as supplementary material for D&D players. These books have incredible art and entertaining facts and instructionals regarding these dragons. It's reminiscent of a pet ownership book and makes entering into and immersing with the lore easier. It'll get you thinking about what kind of dragon would suit you and perhaps you can even write your own story about it. This was a superb follow up to the widely popular 'Practical Guide to Dragons' that released before it. I don't play D&D but this book is a great fit into any dragon lover's library.… (more)
 
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am08279 | 2 other reviews | Oct 30, 2022 |
One of my favorite visual guides to one of my favorite creatures. This book is clearly targeted for younger audiences wrapped by Wizards of the Coast to enhance D&D content instead of constituting as vampire literature. However, it does make a contribution to the vampire scene given the D&D has some original takes on the vampire while keeping much of the commonly accepted mythology intact. This book and me go a long way back and have history together. Serves as a moderately fun and quick introduction to vampires and their roles in the D&D universe- so don't expect anything historically accurate. It can be enjoyed by those who do not roleplay the game (like myself) and appreciated for what it is on its own. The art is excellent and has charming text to accompany it. It discusses vampire culture and practices, vampiric lifestyles, Strahd (D&D's Dracula), and other creatures like vampire dragons and blood fiends.It presents itself as a friendly travel companion instead of a colorless factual dictionary.… (more)
 
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Works
334
Also by
2
Members
5,995
Popularity
#4,108
Rating
3.8
Reviews
59
ISBNs
622
Languages
3

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