I am so very pleased to learn that This is a Book to Read with a Worm has been selected as the AAAS/Subaru Hands-On Science Winner! What a treat to find my name on the same list as Ainissa Ramirez, Peter Wohlleben, and Elizabeth Rusch! https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-and-subaru-announce-2021-awards-honoring-outstanding-science-books-young-readers
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Upcoming Online Events
Details: June 20 with Belmont Books June 27 with Greenlight Books July 1 with Second Star to the Right
Live Worms on Facebook Live
My worms and I will be joining our fantastic independent children's bookstore, The Little Shop of Stories, this Saturday (June 13) at on Facebook Live. You can come, too--worms optional! https://www.facebook.com/events/1138961386466611/
Worm Activities Online!
My newest book, This is a Book to Read with a Worm, is a picture book that invites the reader to follow along with two children as they learn about an earthworm. I made a video of a few of the activities--watch them with your favorite earthworm today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrUTqpA8lIY&feature=emb_logo While you're at it, check out … Continue reading Worm Activities Online!
Book Trailer: This is A Book to Read with a Worm
I've spent the last few days staying up late, saying unkind things to my computer and video software, and finally generating this book trailer for This is a Book to Read with a Worm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGwcNggmPcE This is the perfect science-at-home quarantine book--you can do almost everything in the book with just a worm and a … Continue reading Book Trailer: This is A Book to Read with a Worm
Great Books for Young Scientists and Their Cats
Got a kid and cat stuck at home? Try this collection of books for young scientists and their cats! #caturday #meow #sciencecats
Cat Science Unleashed has been…Unleashed!
I'm so thrilled to report that Cat Science Unleashed hit the shelves yesterday, and I'm tickled that the talented Mary Kay Carson (one of my favorite kids' science writers!) has profiled it for this month's pet-themed STEM Tuesday post. Scroll to the end of her post for info on how to win a copy, free!
Decatur Book Festival
SCBWI (the children's writers organization) is having a booth at the Decatur Book Festival! If you are looking for some kid-centered activities, check out our offerings at booth #405. I will be unveiling Cat Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your feline friend (releasing August 27!), so come by Saturday at 3:20 for some … Continue reading Decatur Book Festival
Dog Science Book Trailer
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators offered an opportunity for writers to make short videos of our books to be shown at ALA. Therefore, I tried to make my first book trailer (a little late, I know, since the book came out in August!). No one would mistake it for professional work, but … Continue reading Dog Science Book Trailer
I got to be on a podcast!
Many thanks to Jed Doherty for having me on his podcast “Reading with Your Kids.” We talked about my latest book Dog Science Unleashed and some of the fun activities you can do with your dog, all in the name of science! Catch the podcast at http://traffic.libsyn.com/readingwithyourkids/Jodi_Wheeler_Toppen.mp3