You've found your way to my small space on the internet. Welcome!
I'm a scientist–turned–writer who specializes in science books for children and teens. On this space you can learn more about my books, from Plants Can't Sit Still to my newest books, Birds vs. Blades? and De-Extinction.
You can also learn a little about me and my author visits.
If this sounds interesting to you, please settle in and take a look around. Thanks for stopping!
My first picture book, Plants Can't Sit Still, illustrated by Mia Posada, was named a 2016 Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and Chicago Public Library, an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts, and a Booklist top pick for K-8 classrooms.
"Graceful, informative, and entertaining."
★ Kirkus Reviews
"A new way to see the plants around us."
My 2016 book, Birds vs. Blades?, takes readers on a nighttime ocean mission to capture daredevil seabirds. The purpose of the capture? To make sure that clean, renewable offshore wind power won't spell disaster for millions of ocean birds.
This book was named a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2017 Best Children's Book by CBC/Bank Street.
TEACHERS: Booklist says, "Use this in classrooms to get debates on clean energy started."
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