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Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz

Agent: Pam Pollack

Houston, Texas, United States

Email: bbha@wt.net

Home page: http://www.ilikeme.com

Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz, Ms.Ed. is the author of 2 forthcoming HarperCollins picture
books--The Bridge is Up! and Sputter! Sputter! Sput!---and more than 100 books and 350
poems for children, including bestsellers Phonics through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic
Awareness Using Poetry and MORE Phonics through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic
Awareness Using Poetry (Pearson Learning); Don’t Go Out in Your Underwear!, Rhythm
& Rhyme Reader Series, and Questions and Answers Series (Dominie Press); Jacks and
More Jacks, best-selling reference books for beginning and young writers––Words!
Words! Words!, and Words and More Words (Pearson Learning); Steppingstone Stories
Series (Steck Vaughn/Raintree); Peaceful Me and Sometimes I Feel Happy, Sometimes I
Feel Sad (Options, Inc.); three Poetry Works! Collections for early childhood through
intermediate grades (Modern Curriculum Press); middle-grades biography Mary Carter
Smith: African-American Storyteller (Enslow Publishers); and the Dainty Dinosaur Series
(Modern Curriculum Press).
Hajdusiewicz has also published a Wright Group staff-development video Developing
Oral Language and Phonemic Awareness through Rhythm and Rhyme; numerous
children's stories; articles for teachers and parents; and has contributed to and edited
many elementary textbooks including Scott Foresman's basal 2000 .
Hajdusiewicz has taught early childhood, elementary, and special education at all
levels, has served school districts in Indiana and Michigan as director of special
education, and has taught graduate and undergraduate education courses at Eastern
Michigan and Cleveland State Universities. She is founder of Booking the Future:
Reader to Reader™, a community-involvement literacy program that has placed books in
the hands and homes of more than 16,000 four, five, and six year olds, and Pee Wee
Poetry™, a language development program for children aged two through nine. Married
and mother of two, Hajdusiewicz is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and state
conferences for teachers, parent seminars, and school assemblies.

Interests: children, travel, antiques

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Jacks and More Jacks
  • Don't Go Out in Your Underwear!
  • Nonfiction

  • Mary Carter Smith: African-American Storyteller
  • Words and More Words: A Reference Book for Young Writers, ages 9-11
  • Words, Words, Words: A Reference Book for Beginning Writers, ages 5-8
  • Phonics Through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry
  • MORE Phonics Through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry
  • Children's Literature

  • The Bridge is Up! (March 2004 HarperCollins)