My Work

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-Fact-checked select material from Lulu Miller’s forthcoming book, Why Fish Don’t Exist

-Fact-checked select chapters of award-winning author David Epstein’s 2019 book, Range

-Fact-checked award-winning science writer David Quammen’s 2018 book, The Tangled Tree

-Proofread and Americanized Absolutely Everything!, an illustrated children’s guide to the history of, well, everything

-Author of the National Geographic Kids book Animal Smackdown

-Editor of Growth Curve,Science News blog about “the inexact science of raising kids” (see an article I penned on prenatal yoga for the site here)

-Author of the National Geographic Kids series Real or Fake?, a collection of funky truths and tall tales that helps kids learn how to think critically

-Author of the National Geographic Kids series Myths Busted!, which uses a blend of science, logic, and fun to upend popular misperceptions

In 2014, Myths Busted! won the Children’s Choice Fifth/Sixth Grade Book of the Year Award! Thanks to the Children’s Book Council for photos from the ceremony.


The Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black (left) presented me with my award.








-Author of the National Geographic Kids “Mad Libs”-style books Funny Fill-In: My Space Adventure, Funny Fill-In: My Dinosaur Adventure, and Funny Fill-In: My Ancient Egypt Adventure

-Project manager for National Geographic Kids Weird But True: Ripped from the Headlines 2

-Fact-checked David Quammen’s 2013 award-winning book, Spillover, about the diseases shared between people and animals, and his 2014 book, Ebola

-Fact-checked select chapters of the 2015 book What Stands in a Storm, by Kim Cross

-Fact-checked select chapters of the 2016 book Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild, by Adrienne Ross Scanlan

-Edited weekly news stories and features and wrote teacher’s questions for Science News for Students (formerly Science News for Kids)

-Contributed 1,560 facts about robots, migration, dinosaurs, and much (much!) more to the National Geographic Kids book 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and helped edit its sequel

-Contributed content to the National Geographic Kids book My Weird But True Fact-A-Day Fun Journal

-C0-author of the National Geographic Kids book 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions