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I’m honored to be a contributor to the newly released Searching: A Research Guide for Writers from the Institute for Writers. Are you a writer diving into research? Order your copy from IFW here.

Teachers and homeschoolers, check out my new YouTube series, “Mentor Text Moment.” In each episode, I deconstruct a nonfiction picture book and share a writing exercise you can use in your classroom. Click here for my YouTube channel.

Coming Spring 2020 from Calkins Creek, WOOD, WIRE, WINGS, a biography of Emma Lilian Todd, the first woman to successfully design and engineer a working airplane. Illus. by Tracy Subisak. Add it to your “want to read” list on Goodreads, and you’ll be notified when it releases. For glimpses of Tracy Subisak’s artwork, follow her on Instagram.

Courtesy Library of Congress

Now available in paperback (Robotics in Our World series from Amicus)








Our world is filled with even more robots than we think! Readers can explore the various roles that robots have, from helping us in the hospital and at home to the competitions of robot builders. Take a sneak peek into the future of robotics in our world!

Available from Amicus and  Amazon.