Tamra B. Orr

Tamra Orr is a full-time writer and author living in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. She loves her job because she learns more about the world every single day and then turns that information into pop quizzes for her patient and tolerant children (ages 16, 13, and 10). She has written more than 80 nonfiction books for people of all ages, so she never runs out of material and is sure she’d be a champion on Jeopardy!


Title   ATOS Format Qty
Tucson Shooting and Gun Control Fall 2017
Studying Sinkholes 5.2
We Have Hurricanes 3.9
The Wind Blows 3.9
Walking Stick 3.6
Praying Mantis 3.2
The Science of a Flip Turn 5.6
The Science of a Fastball 5.8
Forensic Science Investigator 6.9
Crime Scene Investigator 6.4
It Snows 3.3
I See Falling Stars 3.4
Reticulated Python 5.3
Red-eyed Tree Frog 4.7
Poison Dart Frog 4.4
Growing Nutritious Food 5.1
Understanding Sound 4.9
BP Oil Spill and Energy Policy Fall 2017
Invention of Facebook and Internet Privacy Fall 2017
Polar Vortex and Climate Change Fall 2017
Columbia Space Shuttle Explosion and Space Exploration Fall 2017
Obama vs. McCain and the Historic Election Fall 2017
Hurricane Katrina and America's Response Fall 2017
September 11 and Terrorism in America Fall 2017
Understanding Insects
Searching the Sky
Counting Our People 5.8
Organic Farmer 5.6
Environmentalist 6.1
Interpreter 5.8
Government at Work 6.5
Hydroelectric Energy 6.4
Geothermal Energy 6.2
Public Health Microbiologist 5.8
Forensic Science Investigator 6.4
Crime Scene Investigator 6.4
It's Cool to Learn About Countries: Indonesia 5.0
It's Cool to Learn About Countries: Bangladesh 5.5
Junior Scientists: Experiment with Weather
Unearthing Fossils
Battling Extinction
Pondering Pollution
Forecasting a Flood
Investigating a Crime Scene
Tracking an Epidemic
It's Cool to Learn About the United States: Southwest 6.4
It's Cool to Learn About the United States: Midwest 6.2
How Did They Build That? Lighthouse 3.2
How Did They Build That? Zoo
Working at the Zoo
Electing Leaders 7.2
  • Soon! Spring 2018
  • New! Fall 2017
  • Recent Spring 2017

Education for the 21st Century

Cherry Lake Publishing is committed to providing quality, relevant library and classroom resources that better prepare students for the future while exciting their imaginations on every page. We offer schools, libraries, and educators the tools they need to engage students in lasting and meaningful ways, help drive their achievement and performance, and better prepare them for life in the 21st Century. More »