Books for Kids

Animal Allies is an NSTA Best Book of 2022!

I’m so excited to share that Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Science is an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 chosen by the National Science Teaching Association!! @elizpagelhoganauthor Thank you to the NSTA!! #science #sciencetok #scienceteacher #scienceteachersoftiktok #books #booksoftiktok #kidsbooks #kidlit #stembooks #Canva ♬ Inspirational Epic – Yevhen Lokhmatov

This is why I write books for young readers.

My new book Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research came out on May 17, 2022 and the next day I read the tweet embedded below. This is why I write for young readers! My friend wrote about her 9yo: This book was released today and she’s half way through the 200 pages. “I… Read more »

Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday!

On April 15, we can say Happy Birthday to Leonardo da Vinci! Let’s celebrate by being curious. One option, if you live in Pittsburgh, is to stop by Riverstone Bookstore in McCandless for a Think Like Leo challenge!   If you can’t get to Pittsburgh, then get a copy of the book and try out… Read more »

You’re Invited to my Book Launch Party!

I’m so excited to announce I’m having a book launch party for my new book Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research (Chicago Review Press). The party is on May 21, 2022 from 1-3pm at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. The address is 614 Dorseyville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. We’ll talk about wildlife, science, books… Read more »

All About Puppies

We are a dog family. We have a schnoodle and love puppies. At a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, this spare brush painting from Japan engaged me on a deep emotional level. I loved it. I wanted to jump right into the scene. Puppies are an excellent subject for artistic masterpieces…. Read more »

I’ve Written a Children’s Book. Now What? Part 2

Congratulations! You’ve written a children’s book! You love reading children’s books so much you have dedicated yourself to learning the craft and written one yourself. And you’ve done the homework from Part 1, right? No? OK take a minute and go read that post and then do the homework. Then come back here. Done now?… Read more »

I’ve Written a Children’s Book. Now What? Part 1

I see this question a lot on social media sites and forums about writing. People ask, “I’ve written a children’s book. Now what?” I love talking with people about writing for children, so I’m always tempted to answer. But the answer I want to give is not the answer people want to hear. They want… Read more »