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My Books

I have more than 30 books! Here are a few of my favorites.


Arbutus Press (2017)

Written by Amy S. Hansen, illustrated by Janet W. Oliver

Chip-Chip-Che-Way-O! This is the song of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler. The birds live in the jack pine forests of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Every fall, they fly 1500 miles to the Bahamas. Every spring, they come back. Their forests need fire to renew so they can nest. How can they survive?

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Boyds Mills Press (2010)

Written by Amy S. Hansen, illustrated by Robert C. Kray

The secret world of insects revealed. Every fall, insects disappear. And every spring, they return. Where do they go? The dragonfly dies, leaving its young safe in the muddy bottom of a stream. The monarch butterfly sails the air to dry mountains in Mexico. And the Arctic woolly bear caterpillar becomes a "bugsicle"—it freezes solid, then thaws out to live another day. The honeybee, praying mantis, field cricket, ladybug, and pavement ant also use awe-inspiring tricks to outwit the killing frosts of winter. The author and illustrator re-create the insects' movements and reveal their secrets in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.


Rourke Educational Media (2011)

A series of short books for intermediate readers exploring matter and states of matter.

Rosen (2010)

Six books explaining energy sources for third grade and up.

From School Library Journal:
Gr 2-4–Though they cover similar material, the text in this attractive series is shorter and simpler than that in ABDO’s “Future Energy,” making it accessible to a younger audience. Chapters are confined to a spread each, with the chapter heading in an eye-catching banner on the top left, one important fact placed in a similar banner on the bottom left, and text on clean white space in between. The recto features a clear photograph complementing the information provided opposite. Each book refers readers to a PowerKids Web site with relevant links that will be updated on a regular basis.


Capstone Press (2011)

Written by Amy S. Hansen, illustrated by Korey Scott

Two graphic novels exploring science in graphic novel format. 

In "Where Does the Sun Go At Night", text and illustrations explain how Earth's movement causes day, night, and changes in the seasons. 

In "How Do We Stay On Earth", text and illustrations explain the force of gravity and how it keeps us on Earth.

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How Things Work

Publications International (2006)

Have you ever wondered how an airplane can fly through the sky? Or how an MP3 player has room to store all those songs? An adventure in discovery, Time for Learning: How Things Work explains the workings of these and many other machines and inventions, both high-tech and low. This exciting interactive book puts the adventure of learning right in your hands, with tabs to pull, wheels to spin, flaps to open, and more. Fill a submarine's ballasts with water. Bring a cartoon to life. Light up a fireworks display. Learning has never been so much fun!

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