Sample Publications (since 2000)

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Machines for Exploring Space. Read with Highlights, 2019

Space Stations: Stepping Stones into Space. Read with Highlights, 2019

Astronauts: Adventurers in Space. Read with Highlights, 2019

The Kuiper Belt: Far Away and Frozen. Read with Highlights, 2019

Constellations: Stories in the Sky. Read with Highlights, 2019

Meteors: “Shooting Stars” from Space. Read with Highlights, 2019

Neptune: the Farthest Planet. Read with Highlights, 2019

Uranus: The Sideways Planet. Read with Highlights, 2019

Saturn: Planet of 1,000 Rings. Read with Highlights, 2019

Jupiter: Planet of Many Moons. Read with Highlights, 2019

Mars: The Red Planet. Read with Highlights, 2019

Earth: Our Home Planet. Read with Highlights, 2019

Venus: The Upside-Down and Backwards Planet. Read with Highlights, 2019

Mercury: See It Yourself! Read with Highlights, 2019

The Sun: Center of Our Universe. Read with Highlights, 2019

Blue Planet: Understanding the Role of Water on Earth. U Chicago, 2019

“Seriously Studied: The Gulf Stream.” U Chicago, 2019

Older Than Earth: Gravity in the Universe. U Chicago, 2019

“Many Mysteries: Saturn’s Rings.” U Chicago, 2019

A Cosmic Carnival: Eclipses and Moon Phases. U Chicago, 2019

“The Great American Eclipse.” U Chicago, 2019

Nature’s Time Machine: Rock Strata. U Chicago, 2019

“Grand Canyon: Literally Fantastic Landscape.” U Chicago, 2019

Innovation and Expansion: Putting the Pieces Together. U Chicago, 2019

“Oliver Evans, Revolutionary Problem-Solver.” U Chicago, 2019

Immigration and Industrialization in the U.S. U Chicago, 2019

“Garrett Morgan’s Life-Saving Invention.” U Chicago, 2019

Hard Work and High Hopes: The United States Expands Westward. U Chicago, 2019

“Manifest Destiny: Called by Providence.” U Chicago, 2019

Hedgehog and Fox. Six Red Marbles, 2018.

The Big Ride. Six Red Marbles, 2018.

“Happy Flock.”  Highlights Hello, April 2018, 6-7.

“Let’s Dress Up!” Highlights Hello, October 2017, 10-13.

Birds in the Backyard.” Highlights Hello, July 2017, 2-5.

Canadian Fun and Games. Rosen, 2017.

Ancient Chinese Culture. Rosen, 2016.

Welcome, Kim! Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Fruit Market Fun. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Where Is Buddy? Red Morning Sun, 2016.

For the Whole Family. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

At My Bird Feeder. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Shopping for School. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

My Rainbow Room. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Better Than Soccer? Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Bella Helps. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

Jenny’s Birthday. Red Morning Sun, 2016.

“Playing Outside the Box.” Discovery Girls, April/May 2016, 42-44.

Book Awareness. Six Red Marbles, 2015.

Print Concept Awareness. Six Red Marbles, 2015.

Words on a Page. Six Red Marbles, 2015.

Rhyming Words. Six Red Marbles, 2015.

Syllable Counting. Six Red Marbles, 2015.

“Matching Colors; Eye-Hand Coordination.” Child Development Activity Card. SRM, July 2015.

Mo Willems: Award-Winning Children's Author and Animator. Rosen, 2015.

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What? (Teen Life 411) Rosen, 2015.

“History of the Telephone.” Six Red Marbles, 2014.

“Czech Marionette Masterpieces” Faces, March 2014, 30-33.

“Eat-la-WHAT?” Faces, February 2014, 30-32.

“Living on a Volcano.” Achievement and Assessment Institute, Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, 2013. 

The Right Teeth. Six Red Marbles, 2013.

Laugh, Baby Sister. Six Red Marbles, 2013.

Danita and the Camel. Six Red Marbles, 2013.

“Griffin Goes to School.” ASK: Arts and Sciences for Kids, November/December 2013, 14-15.

“Honesty and Hope: Helping Children Deal with Tragedy.” Children’s Writer, May 2013.

“Action / Adventure Writing.” Rx for Writers. Institute of Children's Literature. November 2012.

The Big Wave: Tsunami. Compass Media, 2012.

Animals of the Years: Which One Are You? Compass Media, 2012.

Fitness Is Fun: Stay Healthy, Stay Happy. Compass Media, 2012.

Monkey in the Mirror: What It’s Like to Be a Monkey. Compass Media, 2012.

Let’s Enjoy Lunch! Using Your Super Senses. Compass Media, 2012.

The Road to Adventure: Explorers and Discoveries Around the World. Compass Media, 2012.

How Designers Design and You Can, Too. Compass Media, 2012.

A World of Wonders. Compass Media, 2012.

Fight or Flight and Other Animal Defenses in Nature. Compass Media, 2012.

Where Do They Make It? Designing and Building Robots. Compass Media, 2012.

Strange and Amazing: Laboratories Around the World. Compass Media, 2012.

“Belling the Cat.” Oral Language Cards. Six Red Marbles, Pearson Education, 2012.

Fast Foods or Fat Foods? Making Healthy Food Choices. Heinemann, 2012.

They Eat WHAT? Strange Foods People Eat. Heinemann, 2012.

Alfa and Beto: The BiblioBurros. Heinemann, 2012.

“Waterfall Ice Climbing.” AppleSeeds, July/August 2012, 20-21. 

Book review column, Bureau County Republican, 5 January 2006–July 2011.

“Verse for Children.” Rx for Writers. Institute of Children's Literature. August 2011.

“Like a Child.” Once Upon a Time (quarterly journal for children’s writers). Regular column from summer, 2002, until periodical ceased publication in summer, 2009.

“A Modern-Day School for Gladiators.” Calliope, July 2009, 47-49.

“Discover the Treasure: Nonfiction Picture Books.” Children’s Writer, June 2008, 1-3.

“Research Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.” Searching: A Research Guide for Writers. ICL, 2008.

“Telling Non-Yawn Bedtime Stories.” Children’s Writer, January 2008, 1-3.

“Life as Story, Story as Life: Short Stories for Ages 6 to 12.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2008

“Busy Hands, Happy Hands: Crafts, Games, Activities.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2008.

“Winner or Wannabe? Topics for a Preschool Audience.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2008.

“Preschooler Pleasers.” Children’s Writer, October 2007, 1-3.

“The Disappearing Disaster.” Spider, October 2007, 25-30.

“C Is for Concept Book.” Children’s Writer, March 2007, 1-3.

“Poetry: It’s Not Always Verse.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2007.

“Conflict: Why Should I Care?” Children’s Writer Guide to 2007.

“Clutter Busters.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2007.

“Stories That Introduce Children to the World.” Rx for Writers. ICL, February 2006.

“Nonfiction Submissions Editors Love.” Rx for Writers. ICL, February 2005. 

“Research Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.” Children’s Writer Guide to 2005

“The Chrismon Tree.” Highlights for Children, Vol. 58 no. 12 (December 2003), 5.

“Who’s in Control Here? Letting Story Characters Solve Their Own Problems.” ICL, 2002. 

Thirty children’s book annotations. The World Through Children’s Books, ed. by Susan Stan. Scarecrow, 2002.

“Garrett Morgan, Inventor Hero.” ASK: Arts and Sciences for Kids, September/October 2002, 21-23.