My colleagues call me Nature’s Animal Ambassador. I love the title and this emblem, where I hold a baby Tasmanian devil in Australia while researching my book “Saving the Tasmanian Devil.” The National Science Teachers Association named it a Best STEM Book of the year.




I’ve traveled the world learning about my subjects, and the resulting books have received many awards such as the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award and Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year. I’m sharing my experiences in my new newsletter A Quirky Nature Newsletter. Take a look–you’ll enjoy it!