General Nonfiction Books
A chapter in Big Water, Alison Swan, Editor. Michigan State University Press, June 2005
Great Lakes Nature: An Outdoor Year, U. of Michigan Press, 2003; revised color edn April, 2004.
Necessary Numbers, Portable Press, October 2002.
Lake Lover’s Year: A Writer Learns to Paint, art by the author, Beaver Island Arts, 2001.
Fourth Coast: Exploring the Great Lakes,. Penguin USA, 1995; reprint: Great Lakes Solo , 2000.
Naming Nature, Penguin USA, 1992.
Reading the Numbers, Viking Penguin, 1989
De schaal van richter en andere getallen, 7 Dutch editions of Reading the Numbers,
translated and edited by Hans van Maanen, Bert Bakker, 1991 – 2002.
Reading the Numbers, Japanese translation, The Japan Times, 1989.
Just One More series books translated into Spanish, Hampton-Brown.
What’s On the Beach? A Great Lakes Treasure Hunt, art by author, Beaver Island Arts, 2003.
Ticket to the Twenties, Illustrated by Susan Dennen, Little Brown, 1993.
Yoo Hoo, Moon!, a Bank Street Read-to-Read book, Bantam, 1992.
Action Contraptions, with Dewey Blocksma, illus. by Sandra Hulst, Prentice-Hall, 1987.
Amazing Mouths and Menus, illustrated by Lee J. Ames, Prentice-Hall, 1986.
Space-Crafting, with Dewey Blocksma, illus. by Art Seiden, Prentice-Hall, 1986.
All My Toys Are On the Floor, illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1986.
Where’s That Duck? illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1985.
Easy-to-Make Watertoys, with Dewey Blocksma, illus. by Art Seiden, Prentice-Hall, 1985.
The Marvelous Music Mashine, illustrated by Mischa Richter, Prentice-Hall, 1984.
Easy-to-Make Spaceshps That Really Fly, with Dewey Blocksma, illus. by Marisabina Russo, Prentice-Hall, 1983, reprinted by Simon and Schuster.
What’s in the Tub? illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1984.
The Best Dressed Bear, illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1984.
Apple Tree! Apple Tree! illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1983.
Grandma Dragon’s Birthday, illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1983.
The Pup Went Up, illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1983.
Did You Hear That? illus. by Sandra Cox Kalthoff, Children’s Press, 1983.
Books In Progress
What’s in the Woods? A Great Lakes Treasure Hunt, art and writing by Mary Blocksma.
What’s on the Beach in Florida? art and writing by Mary Blocksma.
Staff Writer, Addison-Wesley Reading Program, 1976-79, Boston office and Menlo Park, CA
Freelance Contract Work for phonetic reading programs, test programs, workbooks and teacher’s guides, grades 1-8. Publishers include Addison-Wesley, HP Publishers, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Hampton-Brown, Children’s Press. 1988 to PRESENT.
“A Writer Learns to Paint,” Watercolor Sketchbook, Watercolor Magic special issue, July, 2005.
“A Writer Learns to Paint,” Watercolor Magic, October, 2002.
Poems in the Owen Wister Review, University of Wyoming, Spring 1980
Poems in the Owen Wister Review, University of Wyoming, Spring 1979
“My Father and Other Heroes,” Saturday Evening Post, date?
“Spring,” a poem, Saturday Evening Post, date?
Patient Consultant Blogger, HealthCentral.com/breast-cancer
A twice-weekly paid blog reflecting on the life of a breast cancer survivor:
April 2006 to April 2007.
Mary’s Breast Cancer Blog, 2004-present: beaverislandarts.com
Independent Publishers Best Memoir 2001 Finalist, April, 2002 for Lake Lover’s Year.
Reading Is Fundamental, Yoo Hoo Moon!
Rodale Book Club, Naming Nature, 1993.
Quality Paperback Book Club Dual Main Selection, Reading the Numbers,1989.
Scientific American’s Best Science Books for Young People of 1989, Reading the Numbers.
Junior Literary Guild Main Selection, The Marvelous Music Machine, 1984.
PBS Reading Rainbow Program, Easy-to-Make Spaceships That Really Fly, 1984.
Authors Guild, 1985 to present.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, 1985 to present, mostly
American Library Association, 1970-76
Wyoming Library Association, 1970-76, (President, 1975-76)
Mary Blocksma’s art and writing are reflected in the pages of her websites,
Lake Effects III: poster and art debut: Coming Spring and Summer, 2008.
Lake Effects in Progress: Art show featurimg the first two Lake Effects posters, as well as 60 original watercolors for Lake Effects III, The Players Theatre, Bay City, MI, July 17-30, 2007.
What’s On the Beach?: Art show/book signing, art and text by Mary Blocksma.
Timmel Gallery, Saugatuck, MI, May 24—25, 2003.
Lake Lover’s Year: Art show and book signing, art and text by Mary Blocksma,
featuring also her original Lake Michigan watercolors.
The Timmel Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan, May 26—June 2, 2001.
Lake Lover’s Year: Art show and booksigning
same as above, Local Color Gallery, New Buffalo, Michigan, April 29, 2001
Lake Effect: featuring watercolor paintings of Lake Michigan.
Michigan Artist Gallery, Suttons Bay, July -August, 2000.
Artist in Residence
Vertin Gallery, Calumet, Michigan, May 2006
David & Julia White Artist Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica, September, 2005
Glen Arbor Artist Guild, Glen Arbor, Michigan: September, 2002.
“Historic Center Avenue, Bay City,” a poster featuring photographs of 26 historic homes
“Bay City Bar Guide,” a poster featuring photographs of 57 bars
“Tringali’s Orchard,” UU World, Fall, 2004
What’s on the Beach, text and art by Mary Blocksma, Beaver Island Arts, 2003.
“A Writer Learns to Paint,” a feature article by Mary Blocksma illustrated
featuring ten paintings from Lake Lover’s Year, Watercolor Magic, North Light Press, June, 2002.
Lake Lover’s Year, a book written and illustrated by Mary Blocksma, Beaver Island Arts, 2001.
“Orchard Beach” 2000, 12×16 watercolor , cover art for Shore Leave, summer 2000.
Lake Effects I and II, 1999, 2000, Beaver Island Arts.
18×24 signed posters each featuring 36 small watercolor paintings of Lake Michigan.