Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners
Middle grade novel, Sky Pony Press 2017
Ana Morgan is excited to begin middle school. She and her best friend Lily plan to create a cookbook for the school’s Explorations Fair (all original recipes), but when Ana is assigned a new partner, things quickly go sour.
As Ana’s life gets out of control, so does her anxiety. Germs bother her and make her wash her hands. A lot. And then she begins her Explorations project with the new girl…on sled dog racing—something she’s never even heard of. But when life gives her lemons, can she make lavender lemonade?
The World Never Sleeps
Nonfiction picture book, Tilbury House Publishers, 2018
Midnight. Stars speckle the darkness with bits of light.
A cockroach skitters across the kitchen floor to snatch a forgotten breadcrumb. In the backyard, a spider weaves an intricate design on the fence. Winged insects dance and flicker in the porch light.
Day and night, small creatures are busy working, eating, hunting, hiding.
Learn about the hidden world of insects and other small creatures in this lyrical nonfiction picture book.
Experiments in Material and Matter
Engaging experiments using simple toys and everyday stuff teach curious young minds all about material and matter. Readers can take an up-close look at the different types of matter, properties of each type, and so much more. With low-level text and step-by-step photos, connecting young readers with science concepts and supporting the Next Generation Science Standards has never been simpler!
Experiments in Light and Sound
Engaging experiments using simple toys and everyday stuff teach curious young minds all about light and sound. Readers can take an up-close look at how sound vibrations work, what pitch is, how reflection and refraction are related, and so much more. With low-level text and step-by-step photos, connecting young readers with science concepts and supporting the Next Generation Science Standards has never been simpler!
Don’t Squash that Bug!
How are cockroaches helpful? What insect can attack small lizards? Readers will become junior entomologists after reading Don’t Squash That Bug! They will learn about fourteen different orders of insects (including their fancy names, such as Coleoptera or Blattodea). Readers will also learn where to find our six-legged friends, as well as why they are helpful. This book is intended for ages six through ten, but is sure to have even adults saying “I didn’t know that!”
Edgar, Allan and Poe and the Tell-Tale Beets
It all began with the beets. The revoltingly red beets that drove Edgar, Allan, and Poe to do the horrendously horrible thing that they did. Their mother has one unbreakable rule: “No dessert until you finish your dinner.” But how can Edgar, Allan, and Poe possibly clean their plates when there are Brussels sprouts to be swallowed, liver to be chewed, and worst of all, beets to be bitten?
There must be a way to get rid of dinner, without having to gobble up this foul food. Perhaps the loose floorboard under Poe’s chair is the answer! But just as the parade of delicious desserts begins, the hidden food starts to grow … and starts to smell … it’s going to blow … their cover! This take-off on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” is sure to resonate with picky eaters and grand gourmands alike!
Famous Firsts: The Trendsetters, Groundbreakers, &
Risk Takers Who got America Moving
This book walks middle-grade readers through the birth of ten different sports: surfing, cheerleading, sled dog racing, water skiing, trampolining, flying disc throwing, skateboarding, BMXing, snowboarding, and in-line skating. Surprisingly all of these sports were started in America and are now done around the world! Included are spectacular photos of the pioneers in these sports, including Bob Haro of BMX, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand of skateboarding, and George Nissen of trampolining.
Science Fair Projects
Need help finding a topic for a science fair project? Get some new ideas! Each book begins with an area of interest, such as ecosystems or chemistry, and walks you through ten projects, including testing water sources around your house or finding the pH of different liquids you drink. Most of the projects use only household items.