Arlene Erlbach is the author of more than forty books for young people — both fiction and non fiction. Her first book and first try at writing Does Your Nose Get in The Way, Too? won a Romance Writers of America Award for best Young Adult novel of the year. Her interviews and advice books The Best Friends Book, The Families Book, are recipients of Parent’s Choice awards. “Voice of Youth Advocates” called her Best Friends Book, the ultimate book on friendship. Her Middle School Survival Guide has sold over fifteen thousand copies since Fall of 2003.A Booklist review described it as strong and much needed advice for middle schoolers. The Kids’ Business Book, The Kids’ Volunteering and The Kids’ Invention Book, which are interview / how to books are notable books in social studies. Both The Kids’ Invention Book and the Kids’ Business Book have been book club editions. The Kids’ Invention Book is excerpted in Harcourt Brace’s collection series, which is the bestselling basal series in the United States. Thanksgiving Day Crafts has received the CHILDREN'S CHOICES FOR 2006 award.

Arlene is a careful observer of the school scene. She has been an elementary school teacher for 17 years and is currently working on a second masters degree in education.She was the teen advice columnist for CompuServe’s Wow! and is a frequent speaker at schools.

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