Coming October 2019

New in 2019–King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara, illustrated by Adam Gustavson (Peachtree Publishers). To cross the mighty Niagara on a tightrope, Blondin needed imagination, determination, and STEAM.

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Reverse-Engineering an Engineering Process from the Past

Friday December 20, 2019

They are short and for kids, but nonfiction picture books can require the sleuthing skills of Veronica Mars, the puzzling wizardry of Sherlock Holmes, and the science chops of Bill Nye. When I set out to write about how The Great Blondin engineered his tightrope across the Niagara Gorge in 1859, I hoped to find [Read More]


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