Peters, Lisa Westberg

Contact Information

E-mail: lisawpeters@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lisawestbergpeters.com

Book Category: Childrens Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books

 

Books

Volcano Wakes Up! Square Fish, 2016.

Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014.

Frankie Works the Night Shift. Greenwillow Books, 2010.

Sleepyhead Bear. GreenWilBk, 2006.

We’re Rabbits!. Illus. by Jeff Mack. Harcourt, 2004.

Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up. (Children’s poetry.) Illus. by Cathie Felstead. Greenwillow, 2003.

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story. Illus. by Lauren Stringer. Harcourt, 2003.

Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck. Illus. by Sam Williams. Greenwillow, 2000.

Getting Ready for Grandma. (Reading assessment story.) Illus. by Leslie Bowman. Minneapolis Public Schools, 1999.

Keesha’s Sandwich. (Reading assessment story.) Illus. by Leslie Bowman. Minneapolis Public Schools, 1998.

The Bottom of Winter. (Reading assessment story.) Illus. by Leslie Bowman. Minneapolis Public School, 1997.

October Smiled Back. Illus. by Ed Young. Henry Holt, 1996.

Meg and Dad Discover Treasure In the Air. Illus. by Deborah Desaix. Henry Holt, 1995.

The Hayloft. Illus. by K. D. Plum. Dial, 1995.

When the Fly Flew In . . . Illus. by Brad Sneed. Dial, 1994.

This Way Home. Illus. by Normand Chartier. Henry Holt, 1994.

Purple Delicious Blackberry Jam. Illus. by Barbara McGregor. Arcade/Little Brown, 1992.

Water’s Way. Illus. by Ted Rand. Arcade/Little Brown, 1991.

Good Morning, River! Illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray. Arcade/Little Brown, 1990.

The Condor. Crestwood/Macmillan, 1990.

Tania’s Trolls. Arcade/Little Brown, 1990.

Serengeti. Crestwood/Macmillan, 1989.

The Sun, The Wind And The Rain. Illus. by Ted Rand. Henry Holt, 1988.

 

Highlights

Coming soon.

 

Awards

Earthshake: Poems from the Ground Up Riverbank Review of Children’s Books of Distinction Award for 2004 (poetry); School Library Journal Best Book for 2003 (poetry). Our Family Tree Riverbank Review Children’s Books of Distinction Award for 2004 (nonfiction); Minnesota Book Award, 2004.
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck ALA Notable for 2001 and IRA Children’s Choices for 2001 When the Fly Flew In . . . IRA Children’s Choices, 1995.
This Way Home. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, 1995.
Water’s Way. IRA Children’s Choices, 1992. Good Morning, River! Notable Children’s Trade Books in Social Studies, 1990. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, 1990. The Sun, The Wind And The Rain Notable Children’s Trade Books in Social Studies, 1988. Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, 1988.

 

Presentations

I show slides that demonstrate my writing process. I have two slide presentations, one for K-2nd grade and one for upper elementary or adults. I talk about the differences between writing fiction and nonfiction, the process of revision, the research I do, and how stories from my life wind up in altered forms in my books. In addition, I read from works in progress.

 

Fees

Negotiable.