Laurie Lawlor: author of books for young readers


Big Tree Down
Big Tree Down!


"Community togetherness at its best in this celebration of a tree." ~ Kirkus Review

School Library Journal says, " excellent selection for public or school libraries."


Super WomenAcclaim for Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

"Reading takes kids away from tech screens and expands horizons in ways that can improve their school grades, maturity and overall inquisitiveness." ~ Randy Kambic
Kambic suggests book titles that will encourage young readers to aspire to use a different set of role models and aspirations. Read more about his book recommendations - including those of Laurie Lawlor:
Kambic, Randy. (Nov 2017). Books that Kids Will Love: Advice for Parents from Award-Winners. Natural Awakenings. (WEB)


Outstanding science logoSuper Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World
by Laurie Lawlor

Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and Pictures
SUPER WOMEN: Six Scientists Who Changed the World(Holiday House 2017)
named by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council
on the 2018 list of exceptional books appropriate
for use in the social studies classroom. NCSS and CBC list here,

star reviewStar Review - "Lawlor paints powerful portrayals of those who overcame barriers and refused to be labeled as quitters, forcing them to find creative ways to succeed in their careers." ~ Booklist

"Profiles of six amazing women who defied prejudice to succeed in the sciences, using genius, ambition, and perseverance! Laurie Lawlor deftly paints portraits of each of these pioneers who refused to take no for an answer, pursuing their passions through fieldwork, observations, laboratories, and research vessels in the face of sexism. Lawlor tells the stories of Eugenie Clark, an ichthyologist who swam with sharks; Marie Tharp, a cartographer who mapped the ocean floor; Katherine Coleman Johnson, a mathematician who calculated trajectories for NASA flights; Florence Hawley Ellis, an anthropologist of Pueblo cultures who pioneered tree-ring dating; Gertrude Elion, a pharmacologist who developed treatments for leukemia and AIDS; and Margaret Burbidge, an astrophysicist who formulated a theory of quasars." ~ from the publisher (Holiday House) 978-0-8234-3675-0.


More about this award winning book.

Laurie Lawlor's books have appeared on many notable lists, including the ALA Notable Children's Books, the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Internet Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Lawlor, Laurie. Laurie Lawlor: Author
Evanston, IL: 2002
1. Bibliography 011.3 dc-20

Laurie Lawlor on the

Simon & Schuster Publishing Site.

Laurie Lawlor on the

Holiday House Publishers Site.

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Pages created: July 2002
Last updated 02 January 2019