Books That Dig

    ~scratching the surface one book at a time~

Dr. Brainchild & Radar

 A Popcorn Discovery 

Illustrated by Laura Acosta

Picture book for creative inventors

How to solve an experiment


Novel characters 

2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner Honorable Mention STEM

2018 Finalist Best Book Awards: Children's Education

2018 Authors on the Air Best Children's Book


Burning Belly Press


Hear the River Dammed

 Poems From the Edge of the Mississippi 

Engage with the Mississippi River

Get ideas for connecting to your water

Share nature poetry 

2017 Nature Conservation Award: Living Now

2017 BEA Award: Poetry

2017 Silver Nautilus Award: Poetry


Beaver's Pond Press
Burning Belly Press



A Child's Tale of Grief, Loss & Love

Illustrated by Ian Durneen

Honor those we have lost


Journey through grief


Children and healing

2016 New Apple Award: Parenting

2016 Nautilus Award: Middle Grade Non-Fiction



A Child's Guide to Knowing Names of Nature

Illustrated by Ian Durneen

Biology's living kingdoms

Taxonomy--the order of organisms



​2015 New Apple Award: Non-Fiction

2015 New Apple Award: Best Overall Cover


Burning Belly Press

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