If you are in the Birmingham/Vestavia Hills/ Homewood area, come out and meet a whole slew of children's writers this weekend. (Secret Parent Tip: A personalized, autographed children's book is a wonderful teacher gift!) More info here!
I'm doing a lot of traveling this fall. If I'm going to be in your area, please stop by and say hello! September 16-17: Elementary Science Staff Development Festival; Blue Springs, MO October 5: Author Visit at Riverchase Elementary; Hoover, AL October 6: Author Visit at Shades Mountain Christian School; Birmingham, AL October 7: Writing … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations
A young friend helped me test out these tube feet when I was working on Amazing Cardboard Tube Science. It's the special extra experiment you get in the bind-up (a paperback with the whole series combined). He's walking like a pro: https://youtu.be/Jcz0F_m_RnU Challenge: Play with the materials used to make Tube Feet. Can you figure … Continue reading Tube Feet
Being the science person that I am, I went to random.org to generate random numbers for my prize drawing, and then counted down the list of people who like my Facebook page. Congratulations to Christy Maple Crisp who will get Amazing Cardboard Tubes and Carolyn Wallace, who will get Once Upon an Earth Science Book. … Continue reading Winners!
Who wore it better?
Yup, many swallowtail caterpillars disguise themselves as bird poop. What better way to keep birds from eating you? (The lovely poop shot comes from Gerry Wykes at Naturespeak—a blog with fantastic, unusual nature photos. Gerry approved this post, but told me it looked like cr*p…)
This is always so fun! My editor, Brenda Haugen, did a great job making it pretty!
Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival--that fabulous week of (mostly free) science activities for all ages--is almost here again! It will be March 19-26 at venues all across the Metro area. I'll be presenting at the fabulous Little Shop of Stories on Thursday March, 24 from 6-7. Be sure to check out the complete listing of events … Continue reading Atlanta Science Festival
This Fall, I had the unique experience of participating in a "radio media tour" for National Geographic. Boy, was that nerve-wracking! I would patch into a local radio station for on-the-fly questions, and I never knew what I was going to be asked. I was able to get the audio for a couple of those … Continue reading Radio Interviews
Edible Science Cooking Classes at Cook’s Warehouse
This Saturday, I'll be teaching the first of two Edible Science cooking classes at Cook's Warehouse. I am so pleased to be working with and supporting a strong, local business! Register here! From the Cook's Warehouse Catalog: Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat Hands On for Kids (Ages 8 – 12) (8588) Your kitchen is … Continue reading Edible Science Cooking Classes at Cook’s Warehouse
Book Signing at the Little Professor this Weekend!
If you are in the Birmingham area, come out and meet a whole group of children's authors at The Little Professor! We'll be sharing and signing some of our favorite books. This is a special signing for me, because my grandmother used to take me to the Little Professor every summer when I came to … Continue reading Book Signing at the Little Professor this Weekend!