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FOSSIL HUNTER: HOW MARY ANNING CHANGED THE SCIENCE OF PREHISTORIC LIFE, a biography for ages 8-12 (and all fossil lovers) will be available in January 2022. I'm excited for this book to finally make its way 8into the world. It describes the life of an exceptional woman who refused to let society dictate what she could achieve. Despite being poor, and with no formal education, Mary Anning found some of England's most important fossils. By studying her fossils, and others like them, geologists formulated new theories for the origins of life one earth.
You can find more information about LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY, my historical fiction novel for ages 8-12, on my Lizzie page, including reviews and links to fabulous photographs (such as pictures of Yorkshire, Gypsy/Traveler caravans, and horses). An educator's guide is included on the Teachers and Parents resources page.
HUNGRY COYOTE received a 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for picture books for ages 4-8 and a Kirkus starred review including these words: "A beautiful tribute to a much-maligned animal with which we share our world." (Please read the full review here.) On my "Hungry Coyote" page you'll find information about the book as well as links to photos taken at past events. You can also find activity sheets and a teacher guide on my Teachers/Parents page. On YouTube there's a great video of me talking about coyotes and the making of my book.