books

I love doing school author visits, readings and book-related lessons. Let me know if you’re interested in scheduling something. And I want these books to be the best resources they can be for teachers, parents, caregivers, and kids… so I’ll be happy to talk about lesson plans that help enhance their content. Contact me to discuss the possibilities!

Years of watching humpback whales on the water near our home led my co-author, Cheryl Cook, and me to write this children’s picture book. Available here.

This children’s book grew out of a multi-year research project studying the ecology and behavior of American Dippers. It was self-published at first, then picked up for publication by Yosemite Conservancy. Available here.

Ecologist Mary Willson and I wrote this book about our favorite research subjects. Available from Bored Feet Press.

This middle-grade science book, published by Alaska Geographic, won a National Association for Interpretation Small Books Award in 2007. Available here.

I grew up within sight of the Mendenhall Glacier, so when I was asked to write this book for Alaska Geographic, I jumped at the chance! (Out of print)

For several years I was a teaching naturalist for the Juneau-based nature education nonprofit Discovery Southeast. In collaboration with naturalists Richard Carstensen, Steve Merli, Terry Schwarz, and others, I helped write, design, and illustrate several books and field guides. Several of them are still in print, and available here.

This “food chain tale” was published in 2000. It was a small, self-published project but it did end up helping quite a few primary-school educators teach about ocean food chains. (Out of print).