Articles by: Kumari Swamy

Eva J. Pell

ReVISIONS or How I Learned to Write for Kids This is the story of my journey to become a writer of children’s books. Why was it so hard? I had a long career as a scientist. I had written > 100 scholarly papers and successful grant proposals worth millions of […]

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Gail Hedrick

Something Stinks!– inspired by a real event  As a children’s writer, my radar is always up for topics of interest to kids. As a lifelong water baby—competitive swimmer, sailor, water skier, and water safety instructor, mostly on lakes and rivers from Michigan to three southern states—I gravitate to all things […]

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Ellen Prager

Unique Galápagos  (STEM and Children’s Books) Ellen Prager, marine scientist, writer of science books for kids, author of Escape Galápagos             What makes the Galápagos Islands unique? Is it the strange mix of animals that have adapted to a remote location (600 miles from mainland […]

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Penny Noyce – Stari Most

(Penny Noyce, co-founder of Tumblehome Books, is the author or co-author of ten science books for kids. Her most recent book, Engineering Bridges: Connecting the World, will be released November 1, 2019.)   Stari Most Stari Most: in English, the name evokes a starry sky on a clear night, one […]

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Penny Noyce

Nobody Loves Mosquitoes STEM and Children’s Books “No kid wants to read about mosquitoes. Sharks, dinosaurs, even snakes, but not mosquitoes!” So spoke Barnas Monteith, who works with me to publish science books for kids. Reluctantly, I had to admit he had a point. Mosquitoes may be, as a recent […]

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Eva J. Pell

Why is my first book about orangutans I could tell you its because when I stared into the soulful eyes of one of the orangutans at the National Zoo, I fell in love. That’s true. I could tell you it is because these are among the most intelligent of animals […]

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Andy Zucker

 Besides publishing science books for children, Tumblehome also supports science literacy in other ways. Andy Zucker, author of the following reflection, is co-author with Penny Noyce of a 4-day curriculum unit on Resisting Scientific Misinformation, downloadable here Climate change: “We have met the enemy and he is us”   Scientists […]

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