Librarians & teachers rejoice! These 22 STEM-focused middle grade books are guaranteed to appeal to the budding scientists, naturalists, mathematicians, engineers, and inventors in your group. You’ll find lots of fiction and non-fiction ideas for kids ages 8-12 years.
Elinor is thrilled to be conducting a virtual author visit with 4th & 5th graders in the library book club at Berwyn North 98 Public Schools! On Friday, March 29, she’ll be answering questions about The Mechanical Mind of John
GET YOUR STORYTELLING HATS ON! Elinor will be visiting the Gloucester branch of Pathways for Children on the afternoon of Thursday, February 21 (1 PM-2 PM) for some school vacation silliness! In her interactive “How to Create a Story” presentation,
Fred the Skeleton is getting all pretty for Halloween! To celebrate the publication of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, Elinor is heading back to The Blue Bunny Books & Toys in Dedham, MA (577 High Street) on Saturday, October
Fred the Skeleton has something up his sleeve! To celebrate the publication of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, Elinor is heading back to An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café in Plainville, MA (111 South Street) on Saturday, September 8th.
Celebrate the end of summer with a hunt for literary treasure! From the acclaimed author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin comes a funny, heartfelt, rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold. LAUNCH PARTY The
The Secrets of Galen’s Anatomy In Chapter Four of The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee, Jenny and Pandora unearth a mysterious medical textbook called Galen’s Anatomy in Doc Magee’s office. Galen was an ancient Greek physician, one of the founding
Otago Gold Rush (1861-1864) It may be a rollicking tall tale, but The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee has deep roots in New Zealand history. In May of 1861, an Australian miner named Gabriel Read was prospecting in a creek
A Real New Zealand Gold Rush Town Arrowtown is the inspiration for Jenny’s hometown of Eden in The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee. The settlement lies nestled in the Southern Alps, with mountains all around: “To picture the world where
Crave an escape? Check out these Gold Rush books that feature New Zealand as the main character. The list begins with children’s fiction, but you’ll also discover some outstanding non-fiction & adult fiction possibilities. Authors include Maxine Alterio, Rose Tremain,