Amy Hansen photo Welcome.  My job is to investigate every day mysteries. Where do bugs go? How do refrigerators work? I get to ask lots of questions and read a lot, then I write. I also get to visit classrooms and libraries and talk about what I found out. It is a very cool job. Let me know what you think.


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Children’s Book Guild Members Sign Together

On March 25, I was joined by three friends from the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. We all signed books at the Fifth Annual College Park Book Festival. We sold some books, talked to interesting readers, and had a great time. From left: Pam Ehrenberg, Laura Melmed, me and Ann McCallum.

Bugsicles brings schools together!

Lady Bugs winteringIn 2011, 2012, and 2013 Bugs and Bugsicles was the focus of two all-school book grants, and a county-wide grade-level read. The idea is to have all the students read the same book and then do age-appropriate writing projects. I’m honored that Bugsicles is part of a new tradition.

Kirkus Reviews “A splendid addition to the science shelf.”

Use Bugsicles in your classroom. Look here for downloadable classroom activities as well as a list that shows the national and state curriculum alignment of this book.

Maryland State Archives

Maryland State Archives
Writing and Research:
I’m spending a lot of time here—
the Maryland State Archives. Sometimes it is hard to stop researching and start writing. What kind of stuff do you like to research?

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