TRUE BOOKS
Published in 2013

Scholastic/Children’s Press
Grades 3-5

This series, co-authored with astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, explores new ideas in space travel. The books explain how astronomers have used technology to discover new stars, planets, and ways to explore further than ever before.

Titles:
The 100 Year Starship
Discovering New Planets
Exploring Our Sun
Journey through Our Solar System

COOKING AROUND THE WORLD
Published in 2014

Raintree
Grades 3-5

Explore the world through these culinary tours!

Titles:
Recipes from China
Recipes from India
Recipes from Italy
Recipes from Mexico

DESSERT DESIGNER
Published in 2013

Capstone Young Readers
Grades 3-9

Create desserts that are treats for the eyes! Decorate like a pro with these fun ideas and tips to make amazing creations, such as a lollipop disco ball, nail polish bottle cake pops, alien cookies, and armadillo cupcakes. You may decide your creations are too awesome to eat! Also available in RLB as four separate titles: Eye Candy: Crafting Cool Candy Creations Piece of Cake! Decorating Awesome Cakes Smart Cookie: Designing Creative Cookies What's Up, Cupcake? Creating Amazing Cupcakes


Awards

Moonbeam Children's Book Award
2013 Bronze Award
Activity Book 1-Games, Arts, & Crafts category


HOW-TO LIBRARY
Published in 2013-2017
Illustrated by Kathleen Petelinsek

Cherry Lake Publishing
Grades 2-5

There are always new skills to learn. Choose a new challenge and try your hand at projects in these books. Try them on your own or with a friend, in every season, indoors and out!

Titles:
Braiding Hair
Building Birdhouses
Building Sandcastles
Building Snow Forts
Carving Pumpkins
Crafting with Duct Tape
Crafting with Papier Mache
Crafting with Recyclables
Crafting with Recyclables: Even More Projects
Creating Crafts from Nature
Creating Fairy Retreats
Creating Party Favors
Creating Halloween Crafts
Creating Thanksgiving Crafts
Creating Winter Crafts
Decorating Eggs
Folding Origami
Having Fun with Felting
Having Fun with Hair Feathering
Learning to Crochet
Learning to Knit
Making a Paper Airplane and other Paper Toys
Making Butterfly Gardens
Making Jewelry
Making Knot Projects
Painting Rocks
Making Musical Instruments
Printmaking

FOOD REVOLUTION
Published in 2012

Compass Point Books
Grades 6-9

Do you ever stop to think about what you eat? These books are healthy guides, filled with facts, tips, advice, and recipes for making the switch to an organic, vegetarian, or vegan diet.

Titles:
Going Organic
Going Vegetarian
Going Vegan

Awards

Santa Monica Public Library
2013 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature
Youth Nonfiction Series


SPORTS NUTRITION FOR TEEN ATHLETES
Published in 2012

Capstone Press
Sports Training Zone Series
Grades 5-9

Want to take your game to the next level? Learn what to eat, when to eat, and why it's so important to feed your body the right fuel before practice or competitions.


TRUE BOOKS
Published in 2012

Scholastic/Children’s Press
Grades 3-5

Explore the United States and its landforms in this series that covers the people, hsitory, economy, and land of the U.S. regions.

Titles:
Midwest
Northeast
Southeast
Southwest
U.S. Landforms
West

SIMPLE MACHINES
Published in 2012

Scholastic/Children’s Press
True Books
Grades 3-5

Machines are all around you! Learn the basic principals of machines and how they make our lives easier.


FREAKING OUT: THE SCIENCE OF THE TEENAGE BRAIN
Published in 2012

Compass Point Books
Everyday Science Series
Grades 5-9

Ever wonder how your brain works? Why do you remember (or not remember) your locker combination? Why do you get moody or have dreams? Read this book so you'll have an answer the next time an adult asks you, "What were you thinking?


TEEN COOKBOOKS
Published in 2011

Compass Point Books
Grades 5-9

Geared toward the busy teen's lifestyle, these cookbooks are full of healthy, fun, and quick meals and snacks that get teens in the kitchen, cooking together, and enjoying good food.

Titles:
A Teen Guide to Breakfast on the Go
A Teen Guide to Fast, Delicious Lunches
A Teen Guide to Creative, Delightful Dinners
A Teen Guide to Quick, Healthy Snacks

GREAT ADVENTURE GUIDES
Published in 2010

NorwoodHouse Press
Grades 4-8

Be an adventurous reader! Explore the history of these topics and follow step-by-step instructions to make compasses and bracelets of your own.

Titles:
Become an Explorer: Make and Use a Compass
Get Connected: Make a Friendship Bracelet

SOCIAL STUDIES EXPLORER
Published in 2010-2011

Cherry Lake Publishing
Grades 4-8

Take a tour of the land, people, celebrations, and foods of this fascinating country.

Titles:
Vietnam
Nigeria

SCIENCE EXPLORER
Published in 2010

Cherry Lake Publishing
Grades 4-8

These books are jam-packed with science experiments based on the scientific method. The colorful experiments of LIGHT help brighten young minds, while LEVERS AND PULLEYS discusses the physics of life's ups and downs!

Titles:
Light
Levers and Pulleys

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
Published in 2010

Compass Point Books
Green Generation Series
Grades 6-7

The world needs energy...but where do we get it from? Fossil fuel sources are running low. It is time to seek out GREEN alternatives. The book discusses the pros and cons of solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass as other choices for the future and what kids can do as the next generation of energy consumers.


Awards

Alternative Energy: Beyond Fossil Fuels
Science Books and Films'
Best Books of 2009


ACE IT! INFORMATION LITERACY
Published in 2009

Enslow Elementary
Grades 3-5

You can find lots of advice in these books about building a piece of writing and getting creative sparks to fly!

Titles:
Ace Your Writing Assignment
Ace Your Creative Writing Project

REAL WORLD SCIENCE
Published in 2009

Cherry Lake Publishing
Grades 2-5

Science rocks and flows in these fact-packed books!

Titles:
Rocks and Minerals
Electricity and Magnetism

TOP PETS FOR KIDS WITH AMERICAN HUMANE
Published in 2008

Enslow Publishers
Grades 3-5

A pet is a big responsibility. Do you think you’re ready? Learn how to take care of a new pet—what to buy, how to make it feel at home, and ways to give it love and attention. Also, read about the best types and their different personalities.

Titles:
Top 10 Cats for Kids
Top 10 Fish for Kids

FOR FUN!
Published in 2008-2009

Compass Point Books
Grades 3-5

This series explores the basics behind kid’s activities, includes projects and how–to features, and looks at the wider view of how our favorite pastimes are enjoyed by people all over the world.

Titles:
Candle Making for Fun!
Handmade Cards for Fun!
Rock Climbing for Fun!
Quilting for Fun!
Making Books for Fun!
Fitness for Fun!

ATHLETIC SHOES
Published in 2008

Cherry Lake Publishing
Global Products
Grades 4-6

Follow the path of the making of an athletic shoe, from the creation of its parts, along an assembly line, across the ocean, to the warehouse and store, to see how each shoe is truly a global endeavor.

Titles:
Athletic Shoes

DISCOVERING CULTURES
Published in 2004-2007

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark
Grades 3-5

Learn about the geography, culture, daily life, and celebrations of people in other countries. Each book includes maps, recipes, foreign words, fast facts, and featured biographies.

Titles:
Chile
Iraq
Singapore
Thailand

WHEN CROCODILES ATTACK!
Published in 2006

Enslow Publishers
When Wild Animals Attack! Series
Grades 3-6

Quietly waiting, crocodiles sit as still as logs—then attack without any warning! Hear exciting stories from around the world about these dangerous and deadly reptiles of the water.


WE THE PEOPLE
Published in 2006

Compass Point Books
Grades 4-6

Read about the creative and determined voices that helped shape history.

Titles:
The Harlem Renaissance
Great Women of the Suffrage Movement

GAMES AROUND THE WORLD
Published in 2005

Compass Point Books
Grades 2-4

How do you throw a Frisbee? How is chess different than checkers? Explore games kids enjoy, learn their rules, their histories, and different ways to play.

Titles:
Card Games
Chess
Jump Rope
Spinning Toys

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Published in 2002-2005

Compass Point Books
Grades 3-5

This series spans the universe! Each title discusses a specific astronomy subject and its role in the vastness of space.

Titles:
Black Holes
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids
Constellations
Earth
The International Space Station
Jupiter
Mars
Mercury
The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
Moon
Neptune
Pluto
Saturn
Space Exploration
Space Walks
Sun
Uranus
Venus

Awards

Teacher’s Choice Award for Children’s Books
Learning Magazine, 2004


GEOGRAPHY OF THE WORLD
Published in 2004

Child’s World
Grades 3-8

This series discusses the geography, formation, special features, animals, plants, and people of each continent.

Titles:
Antarctica
North America

THE OREGON TRAIL
Published in 2001

KidHaven Press
Daily Life Series
Grades 6-8

The dusty trail was long and dangerous, but many people felt the promise and hope of new lands made the trip worth it. Follow a wagon train from preparation to arrival as it travels the Oregon Trail.


TRUE BOOKS
Published in 2000-2001

Scholastic/Children’s Press
Grades 3-5

Holidays are special times to spend with family and friends, remember the past, and most importantly, have fun! Learn the history of these holidays, and why people set aside time to celebrate.

Titles:
Chanukah
Christmas
Halloween
Kwanzaa
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
New Year’s Day
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Thanksgiving
Valentine’s Day