Maple's Theory of Fun
Forthcoming from Aladdin Books March 5, 2024
Sixth grade has been pretty disaster-free for aspiring astronaut Maple McNutt—which is impressive, given the number of worries and possible catastrophes that run through her head every day. (So far, Earth hasn’t been devoured by a black hole and a cockroach hasn’t crawled out of her toothpaste mid-squeeze. Phew!) But then her best friend of seven-point-two years, Sunny Gwon, accuses her of being unfun and starts hanging around with a new group of friends.
In order to win Sunny back, Maple decides to undergo a serious scientific transformation to become fun by 1. Doing extensive research, 2. Applying research to self, and and 3. Repeating until fun. It’s risky and groundbreaking research, but Maple has no choice if she wants to save her friendship.
Forthcoming from Holiday House Fall 2024
Sustainable Structures is an educational illustrated picture book designed to introduce middle-grade readers to the world of sustainable architecture and the broader concept of eco-conscious practices. Through vibrant illustrations and engaging narratives, young readers embark on a global journey, exploring 15 remarkable sustainable buildings that embody innovative design, environmental stewardship, and community impact.
The Extraordinary Ordinary Little Big Things
World Stage Press, 2020
There’s no such thing as ordinary when everything is a wild and fantastic story! Follow along as Julia Pryde and Kate McMillan tell the stories of five incredible people who made incredible things and changed our everyday lives with a sense of wonder and surprise.