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The Lost Tribes

Meet Ben, April, Grace, Carlos and Serise.

Five friends who don't always get along. Now they're racing against time to solve a puzzle that holds clues to an even deeper mystery.

"Well exciting and unusual sci-fi series." -- Kirkus Review

Find Out More at the Lost Tribes Website →

The Lost Tribes - available now
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor - available Fall 2016

Available through booksellers, Follets, Baker and Taylor, Ingrams and IPG

Autographed copies available at
Newtonville Books, Newton MA,
Water Street Books, Exeter NH,
Barnes and Noble: Zona Rosa, Kansas City, MO
The Book Rack: Cape Girardeau, MO

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Five children are given a week to solve a challenge. But unbeknownst to them, the clues reveal an even bigger mystery.

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Upcoming Appearances

May 11-12 - Oklahoma Writers Federation
(Oklahoma City, OK),
"What's your Platform", and "Finding Your Voice"
May 28 - CONQUEST - Annual Science Fiction Convention
(Kansas City, MO),
Young Adult Literature panel
June 11-12 - SOBSFCON - Annual Science Fiction Convention
(Atlanta, GA),
Young Adult Literature panel
July 21 - Summer Education Forum for Elementary Teachers
(Kansas City, MO),
Science for Elementary School Students
October - Annual River Read at Park University
(Kansas City, MO),
November 17-20 - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
(Atlanta, GA),
"You Want Diversity? It Doesn't Get Any Realer Than This!"
November 17-20 - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
(Atlanta, GA),
"You Want Diversity? It Doesn't Get Any Realer Than This!"


Previous appearance:
NCTE/ALAN - November 24, 2015 from 11:00-11:30am --
Panel moderated by Kellee Moye
Featuring award winning authors:
Michael Buckley, Roland Smith, Alexander Gordon Smith and Christine Taylor-Butler

Click here to see a complete list of current and appearances →

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Author Of More Than 75 Books for Children

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (MIT)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • B.S. Art and Design


  • American Library Association
  • Assembly on Lierature for Adolescents (of NCTE)
  • Association of Authors and Illustrators of Color (ACAIC)
  • The Authors Guild
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Missouri Writers Guild
  • Science Fiction Writers of America
  • Society of Midland Authors
  • We Need Diverse Books


  • Alumni interviewer: Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Missouri Judicial Performance Committee
  • MIT's Inaugural SOLVE conference
  • Parent Liaison: The Taft School
  • Retired as Regional Chair MIT Educational Council

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Sacred Mountain: Everest

Meet the Sherpa, the true heroes of Everest

.... For young armchair travelers who may make the climb someday, this mixture of science, geography, culture and the original extreme sport is irresistible.....Kirkus Review"

The top of Mount Everest is known as "The Death Zone." Ordinary humans cannot survive the climb without help. The Sherpa, however, are not "ordinary"........

Find Out More →

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Hydrology: The Study of Water

// Earth Sciences

This book examines how hydrologists study weather patterns and the shape of the land to predict how water will move around Earth and how hydrologists put this knowledge to use by helping to build dams, levees, and irrigation systems.

Accelerated Reading Quiz Available:
Level 5.1, Interest MG, Points 0.5

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Childrens Pr (March 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0531282716
ISBN-13: 978-0531282717
Retail: $6.95
Paperback: Buy Now

Library Binding also available

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The Bill Of Rights

// American Government

Did you know that there were hundreds of ideas originally submitted for the Bill of Rights? This book describes the creation and ratification of the Bill of Rights, explains what rights are, and discusses the rights it guarantees, such as freedom of speech.

Reading level: Ages 7 and up
Accelerated Reading Quiz Available:
Level 5.3, Interest LG, Points 0.5

Paperback: 47 pages
Publisher: Childrens Pr; Reprint edition (March 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0531147770
ISBN-13: 978-0531147771
Retail: $6.95
Paperback: Buy Now

Also available in Library Binding

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Food Allergies

Food Safety

Review from Booklist: This entry in the True Book: Health and the Human Body series provides an accessible introduction to food allergies. Five chapters, each broken into titled subsections, cover topics that include allergies' effects on the immune system, deciphering FDA food labels, allergy testing, and treatments. A "Hidden Dangers" spread lists eight common allergens and where they can (sometimes unexpectedly) be found, such as wheat in hot dogs. Another page promotes cross-contamination vigilance, suggesting, for example, that milk-allergenic kids ask whether deli meat slicers are also used for cheese. Book and Web resources, along with a glossary and index, conclude this useful title. Grades 3-5.

Reading level: Ages 7 and up
Accelerated Reading Quiz Available:
Level 5.0, Interest LG, Points 0.5

48 pages
Publisher: Children's Press 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0531207323
ISBN-13: 978-0531207321
Retail: $6.95 paperback edition
Hardback/Library edition available

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// True Books Planet Series

How much do you know about the planet we call home?

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Children's Press 2014
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0531253562
ISBN-13: 978-0531253564
retail: $6.95 paperback
Paperback: Buy Now

Library binding available:

More Books for Upper Elementary Readers →

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