Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology. Twenty-First Century Books, Lerner Publishing, 2020

Folding transforms objects in surprising ways, and engineers are being inspired to find new ways to fold technology through unexpected sources—the ancient art of origami and natural folding patterns found in insect wings and leaf buds. This book explains how art, science, and mathematics intersect to develop new folding methods that can be used for space, robotics, and medical applications. It also includes some DIY folding activities along with really cool augmented reality features that show folding tech in action.

“From folded cranes to collapsible solar sails, this offering provides an enticing look at a unique STEAM crossover.”

BooklistOctober 2020

“Effectively showcases the contemporary brilliance that can come from ancient principles.”

Kirkus ReviewsSeptember 2020

“Including contemporary scientific ideas alongside historic theories adds depth to this work, allowing readers to connect concepts from 17th-century paper folding to innovations in upcoming space missions . . . his title highlights the “A” in STEAM and is sufficiently meaty in its scientific presentation.” 

—School Library Journal, January 2021
Calm Monsters, Kind Monsters

Calm Monsters, Kind Monsters. Lerner Publishing, 2020. What can you do if you feel embarrassed or anxious or afraid? Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby, and other Sesame Street characters offer their advice in friendly, relatable situations to help kids learn mindfulness techniques.

“[T]his useful compendium offers realistic situations and simple advice for talking with children about feelings.”

School Library Journal



Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth’s Oldest Organisms was published by Lerner Publishing, August 2018. It’s a fascinating look at some of the longest living plants and animals on the planet, from the possibly 500+ year old Greenland shark to the ancient root system of Pando, a colony of quaking aspen trees in Utah.

“An intriguing look at some of world’s oldest organisms and the scientists who study them.”

—Kirkus, July 2018

“A fascinating study of some of the longest-living organisms on the planet. . . . An excellent addition to middle school and high school library collections.”

School Library Journal, January 2019

“This well-researched and informative book includes intriguing facts about the world’s longest-living organisms . . . Readers will enjoy learning about these amazing organisms.”

—Booklist, October 2018



Nature’s Superheroes (5-book series)

Who Invented the Airplane?

Who Invented the Television?

Who Invented the Movie Camera?

Create Your Own Blog

Make and Upload Your Own Videos

States of Matter Investigations, Energy Investigations, Magnetism Investigations, Forces and Motion Investigations, and Sound and Light Waves Investigations

Mysterious UFOs and Aliens and Spine-Tingling Urban Legends

Mysteries of the Great Wall of China and Mysteries of the Egyptian Pyramids


Flying Dragons and Axolotls

State Guide to Birds

Exploring Auroras

Animal Architects (7-book series)

You Have A Pet What?!: Miniature Donkey, Pygmy GoatRat, and Sugar Glider

Amazing Body Systems (7-book series)

Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System


What’s Beneath: Peeking Underground and Peeking Under Your Skin   

Mysteries of History: The Mystery of the Sphinx

Science in Action: Six-book series from Abdo

Stories of the Civil Rights Movement: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott and James Meredith and the University of Mississippi

Skin Care & Makeup Tips & Tricks

Hair Care Tips & Tricks

What Makes Vehicles Safer?

What Makes Medical Technology Safer?

Ancient Aztecs


Everything World War I         

Canada: Countries of the World

What’s Your Style?: Boho Fashion, Hipster Fashion, Preppy Fashion

Hidden Story: Drugs, Gangs and Crime, Homelessness

The Science of Car Racing

US Government and Civics: State Government, Civic Responsibilities, Government in Your City or Town

What Is a Parliamentary Government?

What Is Communism?

Super Social Studies through Infographics: World Geography, Economics, US History

Stephen Hawking: Extraordinary Theoretical Physicist

Teen Pregnancy

Thrilling Sports Cars

David Karp: The Mastermind behind Tumblr

Today’s U.S. National Guard

Korematsu v. the United States

Strength Training for Teen Athletes

Domestic Violence


Iran: Countries of the World

National Geographic: Big Cat Costumes

Our Animal World (6 books)

Shop Tech: The Science of Cars

Cool Parties (6 books)

Cool School Spirit (6 books)

Our Nation’s Pride (6 books)


A Bug’s World (6 books)

Girls Play to Win: Skiing & Snowboarding

Everyday Science (2 books)

Shockwave (2 books)

Cool Music (3 books)

Illegal Immigration. Essential Library

Fact & Fable: State Stories (4 books)


Cool Performances (6 books)

Super Simple Crafts (6 books)

Meet Your Community Workers (6 books)

Rib-Ticklers Spelling (3 books)

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