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!
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
Got a kid and cat stuck at home? Try this collection of books for young scientists and their cats! #caturday #meow #sciencecats
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!
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
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
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
I'm so excited! Dog Science Unleashed has moved from long-listed to short-listed for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F prize for hands-on science! Which gives me a chance to tell a favorite story of mine. Several years ago, I was teasing with my family that I wanted to win some award--any award--just so that when I went to … Continue reading AAAS/ Subaru SB&F Finalist!
Today is the official publication date for Dog Science Unleashed: fun activities to do with your canine companion. Let me take this opportunity to invite any and all to my book launch party on September 8 at CityDog Market (Brookhaven). I have all kinds of cool experiments and activities planned. Hope to see you there!
With all the time I've spent lapping up dog research in the last couple of years, I've dug up several fun science books. I'm pawsitive one of these will make your young dog-lover howl with delight.* *Four dog puns in two sentences. I should win a prize--or perhaps get beaned in the head with a … Continue reading Great Books for Young Scientists and Their Dogs