Books

My books are published by a variety of educational publishers like Capstone Press, Perfection Learning, Compass Media and others. Many are only available for the school/library market. However, many are available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Powells. You can also check your local independent bookstore or order these at your library.  Thank you for taking a look! Happy reading.

Short books, totally self-indulgent, published in 2020 via Bodach Books!

Join Midnight as she finds a new baby, baby Max. Share the joys of early childhood as baby and kitten discover each other, learn from one another, and grow in their love together in Midnight and Baby Max. Children will delight in the simple sentences, repetition, and original photographs. It's available as a paperback (recommended) or e-book. Free preview.

Join Max and Dagny as they read and write, plant and pick, look and listen, stretch and sway, watch and wait. Max and Dagny is a collection of 20 easy-to-read stories, poems, and fun facts for beginning readers. It's available as a paperback (recommended) or e-book with darling little illustrations from my daughter. Free preview here

Knowledge is power! What's coronavirus? How does it make you sick? How can we fight it? What can we do? And many more questions children ask, answered in an easy-to-understand manner in Why in the World? It covers basic virology and immunology, brilliantly illustrated by Kris Manning. Appropriate for children aged 6-12. It's only available as an ebook at this time. 

Tongue-Tied is my memoir for kids about stuttering. Heinemann (Fountas & Pinnell) Fall 2019.   https://www.heinemann.com/products/e12271.aspx

BOUND, Bodach Books 2018 -- my first contemporary young-adult novel! 


Set in Pullman, WA (home of Washington State University--Go Cougs!) where I lived and studied for fourteen years. 

Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Joshi, an adopted girl from India, burn survivor, and primary caretaker of her intellectually disabled sister, Joy, has one dream—to be a physician. Her traditional Indian father relies upon Rebecca to care for Joy while he buries himself in work to drown his grief over his wife’s death. Leaving home is the only way Rebecca can envision reaching her goal. She helps Joy develop greater independence, and is devastated when Joy becomes pregnant. Rebecca tussles—with her father and with herself—over who is responsible for Joy and her baby. When Rebecca discovers the truth of what happened the day she was burned, she struggles to hold onto her dream while wrestling with questions of life, love, and responsibility. 

Free preview.

The e-book Bound is available on many platforms on Books2Read.


TEN EASTER EGGS, Cartwheel (Scholastic) 2015 -- my first trade book!  

Watch each Easter egg hatch as you count down from 10!

Ten eggs.     All is quiet. Not a peep.

Nine eggs.    One chick hatches. "Cheep, cheep, cheep."

In this sweet story, clever die-cuts, touchable plastic pieces, and fuzzy flocking all come together in a rhyming adventure all about Easter traditions. Follow and count along as ten quiet Easter eggs become ten colorful chicks ready to celebrate the holiday! A fun, engaging novelty story just right for the littlest of readers.


Contributer to Uncle John's Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! Portable Press, 2014. I have two pieces in this anthology: Pox Parties (article about Lady Mary) and Where's Me? 

Books published by Compass Media 2012-2013






Books published by various publishers in 2008: 

                                   





Books published by Capstone Press 2006-2007

 

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Books published by Perfection Learning 2006-2008