Robin Koontz

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Robin Koontz
Children's Book Author and Illustrator Robin Koontz
Children's Book Author and Illustrator Robin Koontz
Born (1954-07-29) July 29, 1954 (age 64)
Wheaton, Maryland, U.S.
OccupationIllustrator, author
NationalityAmerican
Period1980s-present
GenreFiction, non-fiction, Children's literature
Website
www.robinkoontz.wordpress.com

Robin Michal Koontz (born July 29, 1954)[1] is an American author and illustrator of picture books and early readers for children as well as non-fiction for middle school readers. Her books are published in English, Spanish, and Indonesian.[2] Many of her titles have been reviewed in School Library Journal,[3] Kirkus Reviews,[4] and the CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehension Database).[5]

Biography[edit]

Koontz was born in 1954 and grew up in Wheaton, Maryland and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 1973-74. She currently lives near Noti, Oregon.[6][7] Koontz served as the Regional Advisor of the Oregon chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators from 1994-2012. She is now Regional Advisor Emeritus.[8]

Awards[edit]

In 2018, Robin was inducted into the Albert Einstein High School Arts Hall of Fame for her contributions to visual arts and arts education. [9] What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth was an International Reading Association Teachers Choice Award in 2010.[10] Leaps and Creeps: How Animals Move to Survive was one of four finalists for the Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children’s Book Award in 2012.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

  • BUG! (spring 2019)
  • Natural Laboratories: Scientists in National Parks - Carlsbad Caverns (spring 2019)
  • Natural Laboratories: Scientists in National Parks - Yellowstone (spring 2019)
  • Building a Wood-Framed Panelized Yurt (2018)
  • Bio-mimic Building & Design (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Bio-inspired Transportation and Communication (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Animal-Inspired Robots (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Nature-inspired Contraptions (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Biomimicry in Medicine (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Nature’s Energy (Nature-Inspired Innovations) (2018)
  • Disaster Proof! (Define Design) (2017)
  • From Here to There (Define Design) (2017)
  • Think Like an Engineer (Science Alliance) (2017)
  • Great Danes (Dog Applause) (2017)
  • French Bulldogs (Dog Applause) (2017)
  • Why Do Animals Hide? (2016)
  • Why Do Animals Sound Like That? (2016)
  • Robotics in the Real World (2016)
  • Poop is Power! (2016)
  • Our Place in Space (2016)
  • What was Hurricane Katrina? (2015)
  • Learning About Africa (2015)
  • The Science of a Sinkhole (2015)
  • The Science of a Tsunami (2015)
  • Entomologists (2015)
  • Marine Biologists (2015)
  • Volcanologists (2015)
  • What's Great About Missouri? (2015)
  • The Boxcar Children: Mystery of the Stolen Dinosaur Bones (published under the name Gertrude Chandler Warner (2015)
  • The Science of a Pandemic (2014)
  • How It Works: Binoculars (2014)
  • How It Works: TV Remote (2014)
  • How It Works: Computer Mouse (2014)
  • The Boxcar Children: Mystery of the Wild West Bandit (published under the name Gertrude Chandler Warner (2014)
  • The Boxcar Children: Mystery of the Fallen Treasure (published under the name Gertrude Chandler Warner (2013)
  • Indigenous Peoples (2013)
  • Your Family Tree (2013)
  • Light in the Real World (2013)
  • Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (2012)
  • Run…It's a Bee! (2012)
  • Robin Hood (2012)
  • Rumpelstiltskin (2012)
  • Leaps and Creeps: How Animals Move to Survive (2011)
  • Spits and Squirts: How Animals Squirt to Survive (2011)
  • Sniffs and Stinks: How Animals Use Odor to Survive (2011)
  • Screams and Songs: How Animals Communicate to Survive (2011)
  • Movers and Makers: How Animals Build and Use Tools to Survive (2011)
  • The King’s New Clothes (2011)
  • Lizzie Little: The Sky is Falling! (2011)
  • Goldie Duck and the Three Beavers (2011)
  • The Three Little Recyclers (2011)
  • Old McDoggle Had a Farm (2011)
  • Jill and the Beanstalk (2011)
  • Cinderella Zelda(2011)
  • Water Goes Round -The Water Cycle (2011)
  • Hide and Seek Moon - The Moon Phases (2011)
  • Building a Small Cable Suspension Bridge - with the Cable Locking System (co-author) (2011)
  • Our Amazing States Six nonfiction early readers (2010)
  • Pick a Perfect Pumpkin: Learning about Pumpkin Harvests (2010)
  • Apples, Apples, Everywhere: Learning about Apple Harvests (2010)
  • Furlock and Muttson Mysteries Six fiction early readers (2010)
  • What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth? (2010)
  • Butterfly Spring (2009)
  • Tai Chi for Fun! (2008)
  • Jewelry Making for Fun! (2008)
  • Who's Hiding? (Illustrator) (2008)
  • Composting: Nature's Recyclers (2007)
  • Erosion: Changing the Earth's Surface (2007)
  • Creepy Crawly Colors (2006)
  • Up All Night Counting (2006)
  • On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl (Contributor) (2004)
  • It Takes Three (illustrator) (2003)
  • How is a Moose Like a Goose? (2003)
  • Why a Dog? By A. Cat (2000) (2013)
  • The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book (1998) (2012)
  • Chicago and the Cat Series of five early readers (1993-1997) (2013)
  • I Don't Like Peas (illustrator) (1993)
  • Music in the Night (illustrator) (1993)
  • I See Something You Don't See (1992)
  • In a Cabin In a Wood (illustrator) (1991)
  • Victoria Flies High (illustrator) (1990)
  • This Old Man (illustrator) (1988)
  • Dinosaur Dream (1988)
  • Pussycat Ate the Dumplings (illustrator) (1987)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (23 May 2014), Robin Michal Koontz, Residence, Noti, Oregon, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  2. ^ "Why a dog? by A. Cat". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  3. ^ Burns, Elizabeth (2013-04-10). "Out-of-This-World Knowledge: General Science | Series Made Simple Spring 2013 | School Library Journal". Slj.com. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  4. ^ Michal, Robin (1992-02-01). "I SEE SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE: A Riddle-me Picture Book by Robin%20Michal Koontz | Kirkus". Kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  5. ^ "Erosion - Capstone". Capstonepub.com. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  6. ^ Gale, Thomson. “Something about the Author.” "Robin Koontz (1954-)" Vol. 136 (2003) 154-157. (Gale)
  7. ^ "All about me". Robinkoontz.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
  8. ^ "Member Profile". Scbwi.org. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  9. ^ "Albert Einstein Arts Hall of Fame".
  10. ^ "What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth? - Capstone". Capstonepub.com. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  11. ^ "Students Choose "Animal Eggs" As Their Favorite Animal Behavior Book of the Year — Animal Behavior Society Web Site". Animalbehaviorsociety.org. 2012-07-17. Archived from the original on 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-09-21.

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