For their latest memorable venture into microscopic worlds, two veteran collaborators bring children face to face with the original "web masters."...An unusual approach to the creepiest of crawlies, likely to snare unwary passers-by in droves.


Devon's Spider
This is Devon's Spider, named after one of my 12th grade students at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, CO, who collected spiders for Dennis Kunkel to image for SPIDERMANIA. Devon's spider was big and hairy and scary (until we became friends).

Read SPIDERMANIA to learn more!

I write books that turn STEM into STEAM!
The "A" is for art.

"Go 303,000,000 miles, then stop at the fourth rock from the Sun."
So begins this marvelous book...
~NSTA Recommends

"CARS ON MARS grips the kids with its title, then hauls them into a great story laden with facts that are consistently interesting."

--from FUSE # 8 Review of the Day

NSTA/​CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book

Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year 2010

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

Top 10 Science-Tech Books Booklist Online

2010 Finalist AAAS/​Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Starred Reviews: School Library Journal; Booklist

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