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  Audrey Carangelo
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I have 27 years experience in children and educational publishing. My passion is to excite children to learn about the world around them. My creative vision drives me to develop innovative and engaging educational materials that are effective learning tools. I also have considerable experience writing best-selling, award-winning, high-interest books for beginning and struggling readers.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 22 Years
Editor 27 Years
Writer 27 Years
Specialty
Education 27 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 27 Years
Fiction 27 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
27 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Holt (11+), Houghton-Mifflin (11+), Macmillan-McGraw-Hill (11+), Scholastic (11+), Wright Group (11+), Workman (6-10), Harcourt (6-10), National Geographic (6-10), Prentice-Hall (3-5), generationOn (3-5), Time/Life for Kids (3-5), Weekly Reader (3-5), Wireless Generation (1-2), Hampton-Brown (1-2), Brown (1-2), Chorion (1-2), Mondo Press (1-2), Publications International, Ltd (1-2), Scott-Foresman (1-2), Pearson (1-2), Hodder Children's Books (1-2)
Other Work History
PUBLICATIONS
Scary Fairies (Mondo Publishing, 2014)
First People of the Americas (Mondo Publishing, 2014)
Bang, Pop, Fizz (Mondo Publishing, 2014)
Staying Smart in Summer (Publications International, 2011)
35 variously titled early readers
The Jetboard Adventure (Mondo, 2009)
A Glint of Gold (Mondo, 2009)
Famous Five Survival Guide (Hodder Publishing, 2008)
Shake, Rattle, and Explode Earthquakes and Volcanoes (Time/Life for Kids, 2007)
Precious Minerals (Time/Life for Kids, 2007)
Strange Changes Chemical Reactions (Time/Life for Kids, 2007)
Radiation, Rats, and Mutant Monsters! (Steck/Vaugn, 2007)
Vacation on Disaster Island! (Steck/Vaugn 2007)
Teenage Plant Food! (Steck/Vaugn, 2007)
Team Gene! (Steck/Vaugn, 2007)
200 Words for Kindergarten, First, Second, Third Grade (PlayBac Publishing, 2007)
Sun Storms (Time/Life for Kids, 2006)
Seeds of Peace (Scholastic, 2006)
Jump Start 1st Grade (Cartwheel Books, 2000)
Computer Skills
Interactive White Board, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, InDesign
Equipment
Mac laptop, IBM, digital camera
Foreign Language Skills
Some French and Spanish
References
Available on request
Awards
Chicago Book Clinic's Crystal Book Award of Excellence (2006)
Association of Educational Publishing Distinguished Achievement Award 2006 Winner
Association of Educational Publishing Distinguished Achievement Award 2006 Finalist
Association of Educational Publishing Beacon Award 2003 Winner
Associations
The Authors Guild
Other
On-Line Content
Service Learning Lesson Plans - generationOn
Environmental Lesson Plans - National Geographic
Magic School Bus science experiments (Scholastic.com)
Math Maven Mysteries (Scholastic.com)
Galapagos Islands Learning Adventure (Discoveryschool.com)

Educational Materials
Developer and writer for Phonics, Intervention, Guided Reading, and ESL K-12 programs
Curriculum writer for science, social studies, and math

Editorial Experience
Supervising Editor, Mondo Publishing
Supervising Editor, Science (Macmillian-Mcgraw-Hill)
Supervising Editor, Reading (Scholastic)
Editor, Math (Macmillian-Mcgraw-Hill)

Other Experience
I have extensive knowledge of current educational pedagogies and expertise with Common Core State Standards, and Assessment Materials.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
For Children  
A Glint of Gold
(Mondo Publishing, 9/15/2009)
A middle-grade mystery chapter book.
(Mondo Press, 9/15/2009)
A middle-grade science fiction chapter book.
(Hodder, 9/1/2008)
The newest addition to the beloved Enid Blyton series. The Survival Guide combines our favorite characters in a new mystery adventure with wilderness survival information. (ghostwriter)
(Harcourt, 9/1/2006)
Award-winning science graphic reader.
(Harcourt, 9/1/2006)
Award-winning science graphic readers.
(Magic School Bus, 7/7/2002)
Exciting and fun science experiments.
(Discovery Channel, 10/15/1999)
An interactive exploration of the Galapagos Islands. Play the Blue-Footed Boobie Game!
(Scholastic, 6/15/1999)
Help the Math Maven solve her next madcap math adventure!
(Playbac)
(PlayBac)
(PlayBac)
(PlayBac)
(Cartwheel Publishers)
For Teachers  
(generationOn, 10/24/2010)
Lesson Plans for K-12 that involve students in community service while learning about core curriculum subjects.
(National Geographic, 1/1/2008)
Lesson plans about global warming and conservation.
(National Geographic, 1/1/2008)
Teacher's Resource Materials about conservation and pollution.
(Discovery Channel, 4/17/2000)
Lesson plans that accompany Discovery Channel Programming.