AA is for Aardvark

You can also see it in my books for Time and National Geographic and Discovery Channel and Kaplan, for instance. Those publishers demand the facts, but they let me present my kinds of facts with a smile. I also love wordplay, and I'll help your students love it as well. Just look at the titles of my books. Learning and ideas are fun.

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Grades K-3


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Bring the order form to school with your payment and 

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Then I'll autograph your very own copy for you!



A is for Zebra

Most ABC books start at the beginning of words . . . but B is for boring! In A IS FOR ZEBRA, we start at the end of the words. Follow a cast of amazing animals as they help readers find out how words end, from zebra to jazz! All kinds of last-letter creatures pop up a manx, a kiwi, even the very rare tenrec! Take another look at the alphabet with this fun-filled trip through the letters . . . starting at the back!


AA is for Aardvark

Double your alphabet fun with this wacky book that celebrates double letters! Happiness will be one result, plus the sweet illustrations will thrill you. (See how many double-letters you can pack in?) Every alphabet book covers the A-B-Cs; this is the first book to take on the AA-BB-CCs! 


Gorilla Garage

Anything can happen at Gorilla Garage. It's where gorillas do the fixing. It's where orangutans do the pumping.  And it's where chimpanzees make you feel right at home. Let the magical monkeyshines at Gorilla Garage pick you up, fix you up, and send you off with your motor humming!


Super Oscar

It's Oscar's job to tell everyone what to bring to the neighborhood picnic. But the young daydreamer forgot to hand out the lists, so unless he acts fast, there won't be any food or games!


Fillmore and Geary Take Off!

Fillmore and his robot pal Geary are best friends and expert inventors. So it's only natural that when they decide they need a dog, they work together to build one. But Sbot (short for Super Dog Robot) doesn't turn out quite the way they planned!

Grades 2-5


Time for Kids: X-Why-Z

Why do I sneeze?
Why don't cats like water?
Why does the moon stay in the sky?
When it comes to the facts, every child wants to know: Why? Now, with X-Why-Z from Time For Kids, young readers-and their parents-can discover the answers. 


X-Why-Z Animals

This book satisfies the never-ending curiosity of children.
The easy to follow, question and answer format accompanied by colorful photos and illustrations delivers answers to more than 200 questions that kids have about animals!

X-Why-Z Space

This book will explain basic concepts of planets, stars, asteroids and space ships, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding throughout the universe.

X-Why-Z Your Body

So many facts about the amazing machine that is the human body ... from why we look the way we do to why we often act so strange. And yes, there will be gross stuff, too!


Mom and Dad are Palindromes

Bob has a problem. He's a palindrome. In fact, once he learns what a palindrome is, he starts finding palindromes everywhere: his little sis, Nan; his pup, Otto; even his Mom and Dad! It's making Bob feel like a kook. Is there no escape?


Ann and Nan are Anagrams

Robert (or Bert) thought he had his hands full when his mom and dad were palindromes. But now, his Grandma Reagan is in anagram danger! In fact, his sisters, Ann and Nan, and almost every other thing in his world, have become anagrams. Can Robert (or Bert) figure out the answer to his word dilemma—or is he fated to live a scrambled life?

Grades 3-8


Are You Normal?

Can you rub your belly and pat your head? Do you like pepperoni on your pizza? Are you normal? Mark has pulled out all the stops breaking down the facts on our silliest secrets. Did you know about twenty percent of 10-year-old kids probably still suck their thumbs and about two thirds can roll their tongues? This book delivers a light-hearted approach to our most silly and sensitive traits.


Time for Kids: Robots

Do you know what makes something a robot? Can you name the six types of robots? Can robots really fly? What kinds of robots are being designed by spy agencies, the military, and our first responders? And best of all, what's next? 

Time For Kids -- Big Book of Why

Fun, fascinating answers the questions that kids commonly ask and adults can rarely answer. Why are our eyes different colors? Why do we put candles on a birthday cake? Why do we high five our friends? Why do elephants have big ears? The book is divided by subject area - humans, animals, nature, technology, earth and space - and each answer is accompanied by either colorful, helpful photos to help show the reasons why.


Are You Normal? 2

Are You "Normal"? 2 has even more questions about your mind and body that will have you rating brother, best friend, and even pet hamster on a weird-o-meter scale. Have you ever been grounded? Normal. Is your second toe longer than your big toe? Totally normal. Love school lunches? Downright weird.


Super Secret Hiding Places

Have a snooping sister? A barging-in brother? Five-fingered friends who can't keep their hands off your new stuff or their eyes off your diary? Then here's the book for you-a colorful, wise guy guide with all the lowdown on how to protect your stuff from meddlers and relatives. Real-world advice on hiding places at home and school, as well as how to build your own devices.  Comes with a lock & key!


Gumball Mayhem Manual

In this manual, Gumball and Darwin give readers all the tips and hints they need on how to manufacture mayhem, strategize schemes, pull off pranks, and concoct capers, at home and at school, for everything from getting out of chores to winning (or would that be cheating?) at games.

Grades 6-12


Attack of the Killer Video Book

This book provides a thorough overview of all the tricks of the movie-making trade. From coming up with great ideas, to organizing a video shoot, to finally piecing it all together,Attack of the Killer Video Book walks readers through every stage of video production.



Tod Munn is a bully. He's tough, but times are even tougher. Then to make things worse, Tod and his friends get busted doing something bad. Tod must spend his daily detention in an empty room with Mrs. Woodrow, a guidance counselor. He doesn't know why he's there, but she does. Tod's punishment: to scrawl his story in a beat-up notebook.  Can Mrs. Woodrow help Tod stop playing the bad guy before he actually turns into one . . . for real?



Treasure Hunters

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat pirates and dodge the hot pursuit by an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents--and find out if they're still alive..