The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci.

Nomad Press. Fall 2020

A science biography examines the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci and offers kids the opportunity to make their own designs and inventions with hands-on activities. Leonardo da Vinci is famous for the Mona Lisa and other works of art but he was also a creative thinker and inventor. STEM activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources, including primary sources, encourage readers to take a closer look at the world of the Renaissance.

Medical Mishaps!

Fantastic Failures Series, Capstone, January 2020

See some of the world’s most messed-up medical mishaps at a microscopic level. Find out how each procedure, tool, or surgery failed, the basic science that was missed, and what doctors learned from their mistakes.

Gadget Disasters!

Fantastic Failures Series, Capstone, January 2020

See some of the world’s greatest gadget disasters from the palm of your hand. Find out how each gadget failed, what went wrong with its design or manufacture, and what programmers learned from their mistakes.

So You Want to Be President?

Being In Government Series. Capstone, September 2019

Wanted: Someone to be the face of America. The president is responsible for signing laws, making sure the laws are followed, and figuring out the best way to run the country. Find solutions to problems. Clean up natural disasters. Meet with other leaders. It’s a big job. Do you have what it takes?

My Food Notebook

Got a picky eater in your family? This book is for kids (but grown-ups like it, too) who have trouble trying new foods. Each page gives kids a chance to draw the new foods they’ve tried, record their opinions, and encourages them to try new foods more than once.


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  • “Barmbrack Bread” Cricket, October 2019.
  • “If You Could See…” Roar Kids Magazine, September 2019.
  • “Make a Questing Rock” Highlights for Children, July 2019.
  • “Snowball Cookies” Highlights for Children, Publication date TBD
  • “Paint Popper Art” Highlights for Children, August 2019.
  • Name That Text Structure Project, various topics. Publication date TBD.
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  • “Flawed Genius: The Mistakes and Masterpieces of Steve Jobs” Muse, June/July 2018
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  • “Make a Super Spinner” Highlights for Children, January 2017
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  • “You Can Be A Cartoonist” AppleSeeds, February 2014
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