Writing for Kids
Recent and Upcoming Releases–
On July 11, Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest is being released. This book shows readers ages 12-15 how cell science has impacted their lives in the past, present, and future. And readers can apply what they’ve learn and learn more with Inquire & Investigate activities at the end of each chapter.
Cells make up every living thing on Earth. The majority of the living things are single-celled and invisible to the human eye. Still, millions of species are visible, like humans! Did you know that the typical human body has 30 trillion cells? And even more amazing is that they all have a job or function? If only our mechanized society ran as efficiently as the machine known as the human body!
Order your copy of Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest (Nomad Press) at Amazon today.
“Guess What I’m Thinking” Muse Magazine, April 2017
“Famous Friends” Cobblestone Magazine, March 2017
Cobblestone Magazine, February 2017
- “The Time was Right”
- “Working on the Railroad”
- “Building the Line”
Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive was released September 2016 from Nomad Press as part of their Girls in Science series.
Readers learn about women–present and past–who have served as trailblazers in the field of marine biology and ecology. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life scientists provide readers with role models that they can look toward for examples of success.
Marine Biology uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids’ appetites for further exploration and study. This book explores the history of marine biology, the women who made key discoveries, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Marine Biology encourages both boys and girls to envision what lies beneath the miles of water that make up our planet.
Also in September, Muse magazine published “Outside the Box,” another look at hyperactivity and ADHD.
Also released in September (what can I say, September was a busy month!) was Taj Mahal from the Building on a Dream series from Purple Toad Publishing. Every creation starts with a dream. Meet the dreamers who built miraculous landmarks around the world. The story of how the Taj Mahal was built, and the people who made it happen. Learn how they did it and see what materials they used in this real life building journey.
Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms Coming in August
Does the weather fascinate you? Are you curious about where storms get their strength? Do you ever think about what the long-term effect of weather patterns will be on the earth? Meteorology: Cool Women Who Weather Storms introduces readers ages 9 to 12 to three women working in meteorology who are making an impact and inspiring future generations of meteorologists.
- Introduces readers to real women who are making strides in the field of meteorology, making career goals feel obtainable.
- Educators have observed that interest in science and math tends to dissipate in girls between the ages 7 to 10 and have cited the value of role models to a female student’s continued interest in STEM subjects.
The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad Coming in October
Westward ho! If you travel across certain parts of the United States, you can still see wagon wheel ruts where people crossed the West in search of more opportunity and better lives more than 200 years ago! The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country From Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad offers readers ages 9 to 12 a fascinating look at the explorers and settlers who traveled this route during the westward expansion of the United States.
- Encourages readers to connect historic events to present-day political issues, such as, diversity, migration, and immigration.
- Excerpts of primary sources and links to online primary sources enhance the narrative and engage readers in historical analysis.