TITLE: Plants Can’t Sit Still AUTHOR: Rebecca E. Hirsch ILLUSTRATOR: Mia Posada PUBLICATION INFO: Millbrook Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-1467780315 SOURCE: review copy provided by publisher INTENDED AUDIENCE: ages 5 and up GENRE: nonfiction picture book OPENING and SYNOPSIS: […]
TITLE: Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine AUTHOR: Laurie Wallmark ILLUSTRATOR: April Chu PUBLICATION INFO: Creston Books, 2015 ISBN: 978-1939547200 SOURCE: personal copy courtesy of Wallmark INTENDED AUDIENCE: ages 5 and up (biography) GENRE: nonfiction picture […]
We’ve all become a little frustrated trying to program our Mindstorm robot because we don’t understand the basics of programming. So, one of my goals for this summer was to […]
TITLE: BLUE ON BLUE AUTHOR: Dianne White ILLUSTRATOR: Beth Krommes PUBLICATION INFO: Beach Lane Books (2014) ISBN:9781442412675 SOURCE: library INTENDED AUDIENCE: grades K-3 GENRE: picture book OPENING and SYNOPSIS: “Cotton clouds. Morning light. Blue on blue. White […]
My two titles in Rourke’s “Devastating Disasters” series for grades 4 and up are now available. Learn how these disasters happen and what you can do to protect yourself.
Surprise package! Author copies for my latest books arrived on my doorstep today. Check out my FREAKY NATURE series from Amicus.
Sorry the blog’s been so quiet, ya’ll. Following the whirlwind of the holidays, I’m now on deadline for two books with my publisher, Rourke Educational Media, and working on a […]
I had to wrestle this book away from my seven-year-old. He’s been hiding it in the “reading cave” under his bed and periodically pulling it out to tempt me, allowing […]
TITLE: THE DARING MISS QUIMBY AUTHOR: Suzanne George Whitaker ILLUSTRATOR: Catherine Stock PUBLICATION INFO: Holiday House, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-8234-1996-8 SOURCE: library INTENDED AUDIENCE: ages 4 to 8 GENRE: nonfiction picture book, history OPENING and SYNOPSIS: “Harriet […]
It’s new issue day! Have you ever wondered what the Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are made of? Are you curious why scientists attached satellite trackers to sea lions? You’ll find […]