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About Lucia Raatma
Lucia Raatma (1963-) was born as Lucia Tarbox in Georgetown, South Carolina, and grew up on the grounds of Brookgreen Gardens, an outdoor sculpture garden and wildlife park. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of South Carolina in 1985 and then went on to earn an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University in 1989. She was a copy editor for G. P. Putnam's Sons and later served as managing editor. After working freelance for a few years while she and her husband, Andy, started a family, Lucia was a copy editor at Reader's Digest magazine. Later, she served as a content writer and editor for a social media company and has worked in higher education communications. Currently, she lives in the Tampa Bay area with Andy and their two children, Lizzie and Alex. She enjoys writing a variety of books for the children's educational market.
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Books By Lucia Raatma
The Science of Soldiers (Science of War) Nov 1, 2014
What does it take to be a soldier? Strength and intelligence both play a part, but soldiers need extra help to do their job of defending their country. Enter technology such as satellites, robotics, and computers. Learn all about these forms of technology and the scientific principles behind them.
How Do We Live Together? Mountain Lions (Community Connections: How Do We Live Together?) Dec 10, 2013
How Do We Live Together: Mountain Lions, opens young eyes to the bustling world around them and gently encourages early learning. Boys and girls will see how mountain lions care for their young, and find out where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Readers are encouraged to think critically about how we share our backyards with these wonderful cats.
Other Formats: Library Binding
Whether playing a board game with a friend or playing in a professional sporting event, being a good sport is an important part of competing. Readers will find out why sportsmanship is important and how they can display it in different situations. They are also encouraged to observe sportsmanship in others and reflect on how their actions will make others feel.
Being a good citizen is an important part of living in a community. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about what citizenship is and how they can help play an important role in their own communities. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Trust plays an important role in bonding people together. Readers will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning what being trustworthy entails and exploring how they can earn the trust of their friends and family members. They will also draw connections to the text as they consider what would happen if they or others were not trustworthy. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
RESPONSIBILITY: Think before you act. Consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
Showing respect for others is a necessary part of living in a society. Readers of this book will develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what it means to be respectful, how to show respect for the people they encounter, and why it is important to important to understand and tolerate differences in opinion and culture. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
CARING. Be kind. Forgive. Help people in need. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
Extreme rivalries, mind-blowing plays, and suspicious calls make for amazing TV. But sports existed long before they dominated TV lineups. Trace the history of the ever evolving world of sports, from its barefoot beginnings to its prized position in pop culture today.
Other Formats: Library Binding