Are you afraid of spiders?



Devon's Spider
In my book, SPIDERMANIA, I talk about Devon's Spider. My 12th grade students at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, CO, collected spiders for a zoology assignment. I sent the spiders to Dennis Kunkel to image for our book. Devon's spider was big and hairy and scary (until we became friends). Here is the image Dennis made with his scanning electron microscope. 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...
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--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


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