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Elizabeth Raum

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Elizabeth Raum

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

This author is available for in-person and Skype visits. Learn more!

All my presentations include a PowerPoint program with time for Q&A.

Grades 1-2 (30 minutes): present a few books and talk about what a writer does.

Grades 3-6 (45 minutes): provide in-depth about one of the You Choose books (I've written 14 of them), and then discuss how I do research and write these particular books, with hints for how the kids can do that in class.

Grades 7-8 (45 minutes): A close look into research and writing in the context of a particular book or two.

$1000 for a full-day, in-person visit with as many as four class sessions.
$100 for a 30- to 45-minute Skype visit.
 
Resisting British Rule: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure

Resisting British Rule: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure

Vivid storytelling and authentic dialogue bring American history to life and place readers in the shoes of real people who experienced some of the most pivotal ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543515411
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Founding the United States

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 630L
 
You Choose: Founding the United States

You Choose: Founding the United States

There are 4 titles in this set.

You Choose: Founding the United States puts the reader in the driver's seat, allowing them to make choices that affect the outcome of the story. Vivid ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543515541
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Founding the United States

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4
 
Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

There are 4 titles in this set.

Take an in-depth look at the Bill of Rights. Learn what led to the birth of these laws, how they have had an effect on history, and why they are still relevant ...

ISBN 9781515771661
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

S/L Price
$83.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
Girlology

Girlology

There are 4 titles in this set.

Growing up is complicated! Readers get all the facts and figures that go along with their interests and hobbies. The Girlology books with help girls understand ...

ISBN 9781515778936
Format Hardcover
Series Girlology

S/L Price
$95.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 4-8 Grades 4-5
 
Kids' Translations

Kids' Translations

There are 5 titles in this set.

Examines key documents in our nation's history in a kid-friendly way, Kids' Translations looks at primary-source documents side by side with explanations in ...

ISBN 9781515791447
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$104.95

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
The Pledge of Allegiance in Translation: What It Really Means

The Pledge of Allegiance in Translation: What It Really Means

Explains the Pledge of Allegiance in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515791355
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 323 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5 V 760L
 
Relationships Whiz: Facts and Figures About Families, Friends, and Feelings

Relationships Whiz: Facts and Figures About Families, Friends, and Feelings

How many siblings does the average girl your age have? At what age do most girls start dating? How do other girls your age handle friend drama? Find the ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515778790
Format Hardcover
Series Girlology

S/L Price
$23.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 155 Grades 4-8 Grades 4-5 800L
 
Social Media Savvy: Facts and Figures About Selfies, Smartphones, and Standing Out

Social Media Savvy: Facts and Figures About Selfies, Smartphones, and Standing Out

How many girls your age have a social media account? What are the most popular social media websites? How many followers does the average teen have? Find the ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515778776
Format Hardcover
Series Girlology

S/L Price
$23.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 004 Grades 4-8 Grades 4-5 810L
 
The Star Spangled Banner in Translation: What It Really Means

The Star Spangled Banner in Translation: What It Really Means

Explains the Star Spangled Banner in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515791348
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 782 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 4.7 790L
 
The Tenth Amendment: States' Rights

The Tenth Amendment: States' Rights

The Bill of Rights was written more than 200 years ago, but it's still just as relevant and important today as it was back then. Readers will take a look at ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515771623
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 342 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 6.4 Y 970L
 
Exploring the New Hampshire Colony

Exploring the New Hampshire Colony

Step back in time and visit New Hampshire during the Colonial period. Despite conflicts with Native Americans and other colonists, the New Hampshire Colony ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515722366
Format Hardcover
Series Exploring the 13 Colonies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 974 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.9 V 890L
 
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure

The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure

It’s the late 1700s. Tensions are brewing between the American colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary War is about to begin. Will you: Help the ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515743057
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 X 620L
 
Adventures on the American Frontier

Adventures on the American Frontier

There are 6 titles in this set.

Crafted to meet Common Core critical thinking standards, this series focuses on some of the most significant events that took place as pioneers blazed a trail ...

ISBN 9781491466902
Format Hardcover
Series Adventures on the American Frontier

S/L Price
$125.94

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History Adventure

The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History Adventure

Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you’re on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to ...

Award Winners Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515743026
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 U 620L
 
The California Gold Rush: An Interactive History Adventure

The California Gold Rush: An Interactive History Adventure

You are a New Englander with a bad case of gold fever. Gold has been discovered in California, and you want to go claim some for yourself. Here's a chance to ...

Reviewed Titles Award Winners
ISBN 9781515742951
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 979 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 T 680L
 
Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

Imagine being asked to explore an unknown part of the country. That's exactly what happened to Daniel Boone in the mid-1700s. Boone and others cut a path ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491448953
Format Hardcover
Series Adventures on the American Frontier

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 976 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.9 W 940L
 
Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Everyone has a secret. But in the war between the colonies and the king, keeping a secret is a dangerous thing. The first American spies belonged to secret ...

Award Winners
ISBN 9781491458587
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 560L
 
Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

The Axis are a powerful force in World War II. Learning their secrets gives the Allies a chance to stop them. Will you: Fly the deadly skies to take pictures ...

Award Winners
ISBN 9781491458617
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 940 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 700L
 
You Choose: Historical Eras

You Choose: Historical Eras

There are 4 titles in this set.

Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative ...

ISBN 9781515740254
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Historical Eras

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades - Grades -
 
You Choose: Historical Eras

You Choose: Historical Eras

There are 6 titles in this set.

Delve into fascinating time periods! This series allows readers to explore different times and places in history from different perspectives. The narrative ...

ISBN 9781515758709
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Historical Eras

S/L Price
$146.94

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades - Grades -
 
You Choose: Spies

You Choose: Spies

There are 4 titles in this set.

Jump into the secret world of spies! Through different wars that have changed the course of history, YOU CHOOSE who to be, where to go, and what to do. Will ...

ISBN 9781491469705
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4
 
At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

No taxation without representation! The colonists in America are rising up against the British government. It's the start of the American Revolution! Will ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781491421505
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Battlefields

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 V 580L
 
Let's Think About

Let's Think About

There are 4 titles in this set.

This series helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. Each book examines a topic and presents readers with information to help them ...

ISBN 9781484602942
Format Hardcover
Series Let's Think About

S/L Price
$101.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-6
 
Let's Think About the Power of Advertising

Let's Think About the Power of Advertising

This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of advertising in a lively and accessible way. Information is ...

ISBN 9781484602904
Format Hardcover
Series Let's Think About

S/L Price
$25.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 659 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-6 R 860L
 
You Choose: Battlefields

You Choose: Battlefields

There are 4 titles in this set.

Experience action, terror, and excitement on the battlefield. Discover the realities of fighting in some of history's great conflicts. YOU CHOOSE who to be, ...

ISBN 9781491426302
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Battlefields

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4
 
Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect

There are 6 titles in this set.

Crafted to meet Common Core critical thinking standards, this series focuses on turning points in U.S. history. Readers will explore the causes leading up to ...

ISBN 9781476578255
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect

S/L Price
$125.94

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2014 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
Expanding a Nation: Causes and Effects of the Louisiana Purchase

Expanding a Nation: Causes and Effects of the Louisiana Purchase

Should the United States stay a small country or expand across the continent of North America? That was the question in 1804, when the United States had a ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781476502366
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2014 973 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.3 S 770L
 
Military by the Numbers

Military by the Numbers

There are 4 titles in this set.

These fun and surprising books go beyond words and let numbers tell the story! In a fresh infographic approach, each military branch is revealed and explained ...

ISBN 9781476578378
Format Hardcover
Series Military by the Numbers

S/L Price
$85.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2014 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
A Revolutionary War Timeline

A Revolutionary War Timeline

Who are the American colonists? Are they British subjects or independent citizens? A war will decide. Explore the events of the Revolutionary War and ...

ISBN 9781476541570
Format Hardcover
Series War Timelines

S/L Price
$26.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2014 973 Grades 4-7 Grades 4-6 W 960L
 
U.S. Marines by the Numbers

U.S. Marines by the Numbers

How fast does a Marine Osprey fly? How many Marines took part in the Battle of Iwo Jima? And how many miles do Marine recruits march as a part of their final ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781476539195
Format Hardcover
Series Military by the Numbers

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2014 359 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 S IG870L
 
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