Whether you're into storm chasing or video gaming, there's bound to be a subject here that
interests you! Trudi has published 74 nonfiction books for children on various topics, including
weather, animals, inventions, earth science, history, health, and holidays. Her best-selling
titles include the new Backyard Safari series, Keeping a Journal, and Surviving Divorce.
Scroll down to see Trudi's books by age range. Please note some early titles shown here may
only be available on the secondary market. For a current list of titles available for purchase
please visit your favorite bookseller or log on to Barnes and Noble.com or Amazon.com.
Every year, more than one million
teens in the U.S. experience a
divorce in their families, but research
shows very few parents and teens are
even discussing it. If you're a teen
dealing with divorce, you don't have to
bear the burden alone. Surviving
Divorce: Teens Talk About What
Hurts & What Helps is an honest look
at divorce through the eyes of teens
who have been there. Learn the facts,
take quizzes, and get tips from kids
and experts that can help you come
out the other side of divorce a
stronger, more resilient person.
Scholastic Choices, for ages 9 and up.
Cover art by Scholastic, Marshall Cavendish, Cherry Lake Press,
and The Child's World, copyright 2013, used with permission.
TEENS TALK ABOUT WHAT HURTS & WHAT HELPS
Early readers seeking a basic understanding of
major holidays will enjoy Scholastic's Rookie
Read-About series. With simple layouts and one
to three sentences per spread, beginning
readers will find these books fun and
informative. A great educational set for teachers,
too. Collect all ten!
Earth Day Valentine's Day
Kwanzaa Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Did you ever wonder who came up with the first video game? How
about some of the earliest cartoons? Discover the stories behind
some of our most successful ideas in Trudi's Innovation Library
titles, Animation and Video Gaming.
Keeping a Journal features tips
to get your creativity flowing,
ideas for beginners, and a whole
month's worth of writing prompts
to jump start your journal. Learn
how to express yourself in other
ways, too, through drawing,
scrapbooking, and photography.
A must for every budding writer!
From killer twisters to devastating floods,
explore the world's wildest weather in the
Scholastic series: Clouds, Storm
Chasers, The Water Cycle, and Rain,
Hail, & Snow. A Franklin Watts Library
series, for ages 9 and up.
Go along with a volcanologist as
she works just steps from a lava
flow in Volcanoes, and see the
devastation of the world's worst
shakers in Earthquakes. Fossils
and Rocks, Gems, & Minerals
complete the set, revealing
nature's wonder as well as its fury.
A Scholastic Franklin Watts series,
for readers 9 and up.
Discover the brilliant minds and
extraordinary events behind two of our
most valuable inventions. Learn how a
simple substance forever changed the
world in Gunpowder. The Camera
takes you on the journey from the early
days of photography (lots of
chemicals!) through point-and-shoot
cameras to today's digital technology.
Part of Scholastic's Inventions that
Shaped the World series.
in Order series
Explore the rich history and delightful
traditions of some our most treasured
holidays in Trudi's six-book set published by
The Child's World. Each beautifully illustrated
book in the Holidays, Festivals, and
Celebrations series features poems, songs,
and recipes that families can enjoy together.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Did you know spitting cobras
can squirt their venom up to 7
feet? Learn weird and
wonderful facts about your
favorite reptiles in this
Scholastic True Book series.
Snakes, Turtles, Lizards, and
Alligators & Crocodiles also
feature incredible photographs
of reptiles in action!
ADHD is written especially for
kids with ADHD, though it will
also help parents, friends, and
teachers better understand
what it's like to have this
behavioral disorder. Students
will get tips from the experts
and learn new strategies for
coping with ADHD.
More Titles by Trudi Trueit in Scholastic's Choices Series:
|"With an open layout and reassuring text, this title in the Scholastic Choices
series is an inviting guide to the facts and feelings of parental divorce. Personal
stories and photos of kids begin each chapter, and frequent statistics and quizzes
will help readers assess their feelings and put them into context."
|"Trueit features examples from the famous
diary of Anne Frank to the 1000 Journals
Project to Web journaling to spark the
imaginations of young people eager to express
their unique views. The enthusiastic tone,
inspirational examples, and writing prompts
will help even those reluctant to express
themselves to pick up a pen or pencil."
- School Library Journal
Read about brilliant minds like Walt
Disney, Nick Park (Wallace &
Gromit),and Shigeru Miyamoto
(Nintendo) and how they struggled to
make their dreams a reality. For young
readers who hope to have a career in
the entertainment industry or just love
gaming and animation. Cherry Lake
Press, ages 9 and up.
Titles in the WEATHER
Sunny Days Cloudy Days
Rainy Days Snowy Days
Stormy Days Windy Days
Titles in the CREEPY
Designed for pre-k and
kindergarten readers, Trudi's
rebus books from Marshall
Cavendish make it fun and easy
to learn to read! Kids will enjoy
the bold, beautiful photos, as
they learn basic sentence
structure and improve their
vocabulary. From weather to
marine animals, bugs to holidays,
new readers will dive into rebus!
Titles in the Holiday Fun series:
Titles in the OCEAN LIFE series
A swallowtail butterfly struggles to emerge from its
chrysalis. A crab spider changes color to blend with its
yellow calla lily home. A mother bird feeds her hungry
fledgling. So much is happening just steps from your
back door! Discover it for yourself with Trudi's new
series, Backyard Safari (Marshall Cavendish).
Backyard Safari gives young readers, ages 7 to 9, a
close-up look at the creatures that share our spaces.
Each title in the series teaches life cycle, behaviors,
and defenses, before showing kids how to go on a
safe, self-guided expedition. A field guide and further
resources helps readers identify the animals they
discover. Fun facts, Safari Tips, and a Project Guide
are also included to help kids make the most of their
Titles in the series:
- Caterpillars & Butterflies
- Frogs & Toads
Pick your favorites or collect the whole set!
Daring sea raids may have made the
Vikings famous, but there was far
more to this ancient culture than
pillaging and plundering. Discover
Viking innovations in architecture,
shipbuilding, and exploration as you
learn about a society that was well
ahead of its time. Marshall
Cavendish, for fourth grade and up.
Technology of the Ancients:
"Trudi Strain Trueit leads the
reader into wanting to get up off
the couch and get outside to see
for oneself these animals ...
Teachers need creative ideas for
incorporating more nonfiction and
information texts in younger
grades. Suggest they plan a
Backyard Safari with their
students and use this series early
in the year."
- School Library Journal