Hello, Friends! When you think about time spent by a bright blue sea, you might daydream about a cool ocean breeze, playtime in the surf, tide pools exploration, or sand castles! But that vast expanse of water is also filled with shapes and numbers. Here are THREE fun and easy ways to bring those math… Read more »Read More
Make This! A Growing, Slithering Sea Snake of Book Covers (perfect for visually punctuating your reading adventures!)
Oh, Friends! Things are about to get really special. Today’s installment of our ocean-themed, summer reading project has it all! Think picture books + miniature book covers + art + story time for the win. (If this is your first visit here, Welcome! And it’s not too late to dive in. I’ve got all the… Read more »Read More
Time to make your cardboard-YELLOW-SUBMARINE dreams come TRUE!
Want a summer project that’s steeped in books and crafts? One that creates memories of a lifetime for your own kiddos, your students, or the tiniest library patrons… I have got you SO covered! In celebrating Summer Reading’s 2022 theme of Oceans of Possibilities, I’m giving the step-by-step on how to make the world’s most… Read more »Read More
Come Closer… because it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!
The weather may be cooler and Halloween behind us… but who says we have to give up on free treats? Not me! I received an exciting shipment of author copies of the audiobook and hardcover versions of Black Hole Chasers… and I’m in a mood to give three sets away. Soon you could be curling… Read more »Read More
Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough
My older brother and I are huge space fans. Even though we live on opposite sides of the country, we often have bi-coastal geek outs over everything from rocket launches to scientific breakthroughs to new discoveries in space (not to mention the abundance of sci-fi shows and movies during this golden age of the small… Read more »Read More
Read like Elon! The Books Behind the Brain
Want to know what someone is thinking and how their thought process took shape? No quicker way to solve that mystery than to find out which books they read. When I researched Elon’s life for my book Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World, I also looked into what he reads, which books influenced… Read more »Read More
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Would you just look at this!!!!! Such exciting news. Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. First of all, this is a seal of approval from a group of talented people who know books, live for books,… Read more »Read More
Black Hole Chasing (The Quest to See the Invisible)
Hello Readers! Are you ready for a breath of fresh air? Of wonder? Of hope? A full serving of all that’s possible? Well, today I’m here to deliver! And it all starts with these questions: How can you see the invisible, the unseeable? How do you stare the very edge of human knowledge right in the… Read more »Read More
Meet The Illustrator: Yas Imamura and the Magical Power of Visual Storytelling
Oh, Readers! Have you seen the stunning illustrations in my latest picture book, The Gravity Tree? Jaw dropping, right?! Let me introduce you to the talented artist who brilliantly brought this book to life, Yas Imamura. I had the opportunity to talk to Yas about her creative process, why visual storytelling was essential for this… Read more »Read More
COVER REVEAL! It was just a tiny seed, but it changed everything!
Could you use some encouragement? It’s easy to feel lost and small in this world, especially right now in the midst of a global pandemic, when news headlines oscillate from one sweeping crisis to another. And that’s why I cannot think of a better time for this book to get into your hands. When I… Read more »Read More