My Work

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-Editor of Growth Curve, a weekly blog about “the inexact science of raising kids,” published by Science News

-Author of the National Geographic Kids book Real or Fake?, out now, and its sequel, out May 2017

-Author of the National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! series, 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.

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

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Celebrating the award with fellow National Geographic Kids writer J.R. Mortimer and Myths Busted! series editor Becky Baines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-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

-Wrote half of the National Geographic Kids book 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions


-Copyediting for the World Resources Institute:

-Editing/writing for Science News magazine:

-Writing for National Geographic magazine online: