Books

NEWS: I have two new non-fiction books coming spring, 2020. One is Climate-Change related (and I am co-author), and the other is about bird migration (illustrator). Details to come soon!

 
 
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VOLCANO DREAMS— A STORY OF YELLOWSTONE (illustrator)

Reading the West Book Awards Finalist

Lyrical prose and luminous paintings lead readers on a tour of the Yellowstone supervolcano, from the wolves, elk, bears, and mountain goats that roam its surface to the fiery depths of its magma chamber. VOLCANO DREAMS knits together the vibrancy of the Yellowstone ecosystem with its explosive history, placing the everyday lives of its creatures within the context of geological time. Janet Fox’s poetic text takes us to the root of it all – the “sleeping giant” of magma responsible for the Yellowstone landscape – and Marlo Garnsworthy’s evocative paintings capture the awe of natural forces at work in our nation’s oldest national park.

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN – Help for Children Who Have a Loved One with Cancer (co-author/illustrator)

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN offers help for both children and adults. The charming children’s story is a read-to or middle grade read-alone resource for adults to share when they need to have that difficult, first discussion about facing cancer. It provides optimism and research-based, proven coping strategies. Cancer can affect a person’s appearance, daily functioning, outlook on life, and ways of interacting and communicating with loved ones. "Long Live the Queen" empowers children to handle the effects of cancer on a loved one’s life by demonstrating positive ways to deal with loss and the changes caused by cancer and its treatment. The adult section offers well-tested guidance and quick resources for parents and other adults who are going through cancer treatment and have young ones to tell about their illness. Families, as well as teachers and mental health professionals, can use this book to inspire positive, open communication with children who have a loved one with cancer.

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EAT YOUR CHEESE, GINNY GILES (author)

Ginny Giles says utterly cool stuff all the time because she is going to be a famous poet. But when Mrs Pinelli tells her to write a poem about Stilton, a disgusting, smelly cheese, Ginny has problems. With her best friend, Madison, keeping secrets, Ginny definitely needs a mega brainflash before Dairy Day!

ON YOUR SKIS, GINNY GILES (author)

Ginny Giles has won a poetry-writing competition and as a result is overwhelmed with requests to write poems for all sorts of purposes. She has a secret fear, which might prevent her from writing the most important poem of her life.

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SCRATCH YOUR FLEAS, GINNY GILES (author)

Professional poet Ginny Giles has a new challenge - to write the best, most serious poem for the looming National Junior Poetry Awards. But with the paparazzi on her tail and a mysterious itching problem slowing her down, Ginny's fortunes look uncertain. 

 
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LITTLE BIRD’S INTERNET SECURITY ADVENTURE (author)

Little Bird is excited to chat with her grandmother via the Internet. But on the way home, she discovers her friends are having trouble while on the web. Luckily, Little Bird knows all about Internet safety. Join Little Bird as she helps her young friends avoid online predators and cyber bullies, computer viruses, adult content, and more.

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MRS. FEATHERGREEN MIGHT BE A SUPERHERO (co-author/illustrator)

It’s the first day of fourth grade, and Max is excited to join Mrs. Feathergreen’s class. For the first time, he will be in a regular class instead of Special Ed. Max finds her class is different to anything he has experienced, and he loves it. but Max has been warned that Mrs. Feathergreen is not a softy like a feather, and she’s sure not green, and Max is determined not to let her down.

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LET’S VISIT SPACE (author)

A levelled reader about a visit to a planetarium.

BOOK COVERS

The Genie’s Gift  by Chris Eboch

The Genie’s Gift by Chris Eboch

Magic at the Library  by Ana Cristina Berard

Magic at the Library by Ana Cristina Berard

Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum  by Laanna Carrasco and David Carrasco

Mysteries of the Maya Calendar Museum by Laanna Carrasco and David Carrasco