(Arbordale Publishing, FeBruary 10, 2017)
BAT COUNT, illustrated by Susan Detwiler, is my debut picture book.
In it, Jojo worries about the bat colony living in her family’s barn. She is excited to curl up by the campfire with her parents and brothers to count the bats flying out to feed, and anxious to know whether their numbers have changed. BAT COUNT introduces the empowering practice of citizen science with a story of action, reassurance, and hope.
BAT COUNT was named a 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. You can order it through your local independent bookstore, or on Amazon.