Selected Works

Science, Nature, Intermediate school readers
They live in the most extreme places on earth. How do they survive?
Memoirs and Biographies
An inspirational memoir of the highest ranking woman in the martial art of Kuk Sool Won. (teens and up)
Science, Medicine, Health
Learn the possible causes of autism and Asperger Syndrome, new treatments and diagnostic tools, and more in this insightful overview. (teens and up)
Science, Intermediate school readers
Pinguins puke (their chicks love it!), chameleons have a super tongue, alligators have good "feelings," a master of disguise, and how to catch a rainbow! Five fascinating animal secrets and how scientists uncovered them.
What is the secret of the sleepless whales?Join the scientists and their animal partners in a amazing adventure that will reveal the secrets of these amazing aquatic mammals! Find out... (middle-school and up)
It doesn't look cool and it doesn't feel pleasant, but it rules everything you do. The brain is the most intriguing and still mysterious organ in the body. Follow fellow classmate Mark through a regular day and see how his brain makes it possible for him to learn, feel pain, get stressed, and have fun. (middle school and up)
The fascinating life of the 19th Century British doctor who discovered the first safe vaccine against smallpox, the most deadly disease of his time.
Periodicals: Fiction
A short fictional story of a young girl who does not want to dive. Inspired in "The Iron Butterfly."
Periodicals: Nonfiction
The story of how 19th century Spanish orphans carried a life-saving vaccine in their bodies to America.
Periodicals: Nonfiction
“I found it cool that lion’s health can be determined by its looks.”
--Keegan, age 12

A Day in the Life of the Brain

BEST BOOKS LIST 2007 AWARD, Science Books & Films

It is the ultimate boss; the brain rules all your actions, thoughts, and feelings. In spite of its importance, we know the boss very little. Scientists today are deeply involved in brain research; it's one of the hottest research topics of the 21st Century! Meet 12-year-old Mark and discover what happens in his brain when he learns math at school, when he speaks and listens, when he gets stressed out or in pain, and when he sleeps. Mark will also show you myths and facts about the brain and activities to keep it sharp all your life.


ISBN: 0-7910-8947-9

After you read the excerpt, don't you wonder, how will Mark solve his problem? The answer is in his brain, of course! Read on to get to know a little better the most important organ in your body.