Andi Diehn graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College, relied on a freelance writing career when her children were young, and now works as a children’s book editor and marketer at Nomad Press. She has written eleven nonfiction books for the educational market and has six more nonfiction picture books forthcoming.
Andi also works as a bookseller at her local indie in rural New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband, three sons, and lots of pets.
When Mary Jackson was growing up, she thought being an engineer was impossible for her. Why? After all, she was fantastic at math and science. She worked really hard to learn all she could in school. Why did this smart little girl think she couldn’t be an engineer? Elementary aged readers explore America’s history of segregation through the life of Mary Jackson, who overcame challenges to become the first African American woman to work at...View
What was the world like millions of years ago? Did early humans walk on all fours? Did giant sloths lie in trees? Did dinosaurs have feathers? Even as a young girl, Mary Leakey was fascinated by questions like these! In Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist, elementary aged children meet Mary as a girl growing up in France and visiting the site of archeological wonders, such as Pech Merle, Fond de Gaume, and La Mouthe. As an adult, Mary leaps at the chance...View
What’s it like to travel among the stars? What can we learn by doing science experiments in space? When Bonnie Dunbar spotted Sputnik traveling across the sky from where she stood on her family’s farm, she knew that’s what she wanted to do when she got older. In Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut, readers ages 5 to 8 learn about the hard work Bonnie tackled throughout her life to make it aboard NASA’s space shuttle Challenger. From planting crops...View
When a mechanical computer arrives at the office, a human computer named Dorothy Vaughan either has to learn how to work with it or risk losing her job! Dorothy Vaughan loved things that made sense—especially numbers! In Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist, elementary aged children follow Dorothy’s journey from math teacher to human computer and beyond, a journey made difficult because she was an African American woman working during a time of segregation. Dorothy worked...View
You can find waves just about everywhere you look! Take a tour of the world of waves in this fun, illustrated introduction to the concept of waves and energy and their presence in our world. This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even...View
Everything you can touch and hold is made up of matter-including you, your dog, and this book! Matter is stuff that you can weigh and that takes up space, which means pretty much everything in the world is made of matter! In Matter: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover the basic building block of most of the material they come in contact with every day, including themselves-matter! Children are introduced to...View
When you feel like running, leaping, and singing, people might say you have a lot of energy. And you're not the only one! Energy is the stuff that makes everything live and move. People, animals, plants-we all need energy to live! In Energy: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 discover different forms of energy, including heat, light, and chemical energy, that keep the world working and moving. Children are introduced to physical...View
Our world operates the way it does because of forces. Gravity, magnetism, pulling and pushing, and friction are some of the many forces that affect the way we move on Earth. They even affect the Earth itself-without gravity, the world would eventually fly apart! In Forces: Physical Science for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 observe different types of forces, including gravity, magnetism, pulling, pushing, and friction. By combining children's natural curiosity with prompts for...View
Shakespeare didn't write zombie flicks, but without the play Romeo and Juliet, the movie Warm Bodies would never have been made! In Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World, readers explore the language and themes of five Shakespeare plays and discover their reach in today's books, music, and movies. Equips readers with critical reading skills that extend beyond the boundaries of Shakespeare's work. Shows a pattern of literature being built on a foundation of...View
Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods...View
Poems can be silly, serious, or fun, just like kids! Whether it's the sing-song rhythm of a limerick, the serendipitous magic of a found poem, the deceptive simplicity of a haiku, or the easy familiarity of an acrostic poem, children are charmed by poetry. In Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects children have fun learning about many different forms of poetry while delving into different literary techniques such as personification, metaphor, and alliteration. Activities include...View