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Laurie Wallmark

Biography

Laurie Wallmark

Laurie Wallmark am pursuing an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Writing for Children and Young Adults at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She writes a blog about writing books for children. When she is not writing, she makes her living by teaching computer science at Raritan Valley Community College. She also teachs adult education classes on writing for children. She lives in Ringoes NJ with her husband and has two grown daughters.

Books by Laurie Wallmark

written by Laurie Wallmark, illustrated by April Chu - Children's 5-8, Technology

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

Written by Laurie Wallmark and illustrated by Katy Wu - Biography, Children's Nonfiction, History, Picture, Science, Women's History

Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader --- AND rule breaker, chance taker and troublemaker. Acclaimed picture book author Laurie Wallmark (ADA BYRON LOVELACE and THE THINKING MACHINE) once again tells the riveting story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was “Amazing Grace”...and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys.