Called “a leading publisher of science books for children” by the Boston Globe, Tumblehome has developed expertise in helping scientists and engineers translate their research into attractive, accurate, engaging science books for children from grades 2 to 12. We are especially interested in partnering with researchers to develop the Broader Impacts section of a federal grant application, or in helping researchers apply for supplemental funding to create outreach materials.

Here is what our scientist-authors say about working with us:

“As a field biologist working in the Himalaya, it seemed an unreachable goal to have my snow leopard work exposed to young readers in an easy to understand and inspiring way. Working with Penny and the rest of the staff at Tumblehome Learning was an amazingly efficient, friendly and productive process. Without Tumblehome’s patience and commitment to the project, Seeking the Snow Leopard would never have happened.”

—Jon Miceler, field biologist

“Our penguin research team is very excited to share the Adélie penguin story with young readers. Waiting For Joey mixes the drama of a penguin’s life and our scientific search to understand the ecosystem that supports these iconic birds. With Penny’s understanding of children’s literature and the artistic talent of her team, Tumblehome was the perfect publisher for this story.”

—Jean Pennycook, penguin researcher

“I have worked with Tumblehome on the publication of two STEM-related books for children. Tumblehome made the process smooth and efficient. The editorial input vastly exceeded my expectations: the feedback and suggestions provided on my manuscript made the plot and characterization significantly stronger. I am absolutely thrilled with the final product!”

—Sonia Ellis, M.S., Chemical Engineering

“Having the public understand stem cells-what they are, what they do, and what we’re learning about them—is vital for future support of research in this exciting area. Tumblehome staff worked tirelessly with my team, accommodating our schedule through multiple drafts of text and versions of illustrations to create a children’s book that is simple, clear, attractive, and accurate. We love handing it out, sharing it at conferences, and the fact that it has been translated into other languages.”

—Irving L. Weissman, M.D.

Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Stanford University