Children's Book Author
Hi, I'm Cheryl. I write fiction and non-fiction books for kids of all ages. To learn more about me and my books, use the links on the left. Follow me on Twitter: @BlackfordBooks
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 into the world. It describes the life and work of Mary Anning, an exceptional woman who refused to let social norms 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.
Want to know more about LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY? There's information 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.
In a starred review, Kirkus said, "A beautiful tribute to a much-maligned animal with which we share our world." about my picture book, HUNGRY COYOTE. (Full review here.) You can find details about the book on the Hungry Coyote page as well as 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.