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

Ana's nonfiction blog is about science, nature, cultures, and inspiring people.

I am resuming my weekly blogging about nonfiction books that have caught my attention. This definitely qualifies with 5 out of 5 stars. Black holes are still full of mystery, however the author and the illustrator succeeded showing us that hard science does not have to be hard to understand. It's fun, it's accurate, entertaining and definitely informative! Check it out by clicking on the image.

"Toward the tail it appeared serrated,...with something moving flail-like at the extreme end. The movements were like those of a crocodile. Around the head appeared a sort of mane, which drifted around the body like kelp."
Read more in Ana's NonFiction Blog. Click on the Tilikum (the boat) on the left.

September 30, 2011.
"Sometimes I wish I could speak other languages. I don’t mean other people’s languages. I’d love to speak whale, dolphin, bat and now, mouse. We have all heard mice squeaking, but it turns out they can also..." Click on the singing mouse on the left to continue reading Ana's NonFiction Blog.

September 26, 2011.
"A sea otter is quite large; a male can be as big as a German shepherd dog. They are good parents too. Sometimes sea otter moms will wrap their pup in kelp (a large, brown seaweed) to keep it in one place while she dives for food. River otters are half or a third of the size of a sea otter, but they are equally fascinating...." Intrigued? Click on the otter on the left to go to Ana's Nonfiction Blog. I am delighted to be one of the contributors to Nonfiction Monday blog!

September 23, 2011.
Today I am posting about the secret of the second largest penguin, the King penguin, in S.T.E.M. Friday. Has your stomach ever stopped working like a stomach? The King penguin's has. Check this fascinating animal adaptation by clicking on the penguin on the left. Will see you there!

September 12, 2011

Following the theme of Wrapped in Foil for Nonfiction Monday today, I have found an old jewel, by the book publishing standards. "Secrets of Animal Survival" was released almost a couple of decades ago but it is still relevant. Check out the amazing photos by clicking on the giraffe on the left. Will se you in asecond!

Click on the astronaut to link to Ana's NonFiction Blog
September 9, 2011

Welcome to STEM Friday! I am hosting today this blog dedicated to books about cience, Technology, Enginering, and Math. Click on the astronaut to join Ana' NonFiction Blog.

September 6-8, 2011

I have joined Random Acts of Publicity, created by Darcy Pattison on Facebook. This event is to BLLuRT (Blog, Like, Link, Review, and/or Talk) about a friend's book or another favorite book to spread the word about it. I think Marianne Dyson's award-winning "Space Station Science" is a must read for kids (and adults) and a must have for libraries because it is about one of the most amazing and important human achievements. Currently, the SS is in our minds, as well as the astronauts in it and their families, because there have been problems bringing them supplies. Check the news links in the blog and follow this story by cliking on the astronaut on the left. Come and join me!

September 1, 2011

Actually, this post is for tomorrow, September 2, which is STEM Friday. S= Science, T= Technology, E= Engineering and M= Math. Join me and an outstanding group of nonfiction authors who have fascinating and also useful information about a variety of NF topics you can use in your educational setting or just for your entertainment. Click on the slimy hand on the left to jump to Ana's NonFiction Blog! Hope to see you there!


August 22, 2011.
Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! Ana's NonFiction Blog is hosting Nonfiction Monday today. Join us to discover our book selections. We have found them inspiring, exciting, cool, and worth passing on the word. Click on the whale on the left to go to Nonfiction Monday. I'll see you in a bit!

August 17, 2011.
Welcome to Ana's NonFiction Blog! A place to find news about my books: new releases, comments, and reviews. A place to find which are some of my favorite nonfiction books about science, nature, biographies, and history. A place to find interesting articles about science and nature topics educators (including teachers, librarians, and parents) can use to teach science concepts or just for the fun of it! Click on the bloody hippo to read the blog. I'll see you there!