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NEW FOR FALL 2019—SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED
NSTA PRESIDENT CHRISTINE ROYCE REVIEWS BEAUTY AND THE BEAK (NOV/DEC 18 SCIENCE AND CHILDREN)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAK
Bank Street College Cook Prize/Best STEM Picture Book
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Eureka! Gold Award for Nonfiction
Scholastic Book Fairs
Junior Library Guild Selection
CALIFORNIA READS Teacher Recommended Title
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Kids Books
Connects with STEM, STEAM, STREAM, E-STEM, NGSS, language arts, social studies, and 3D printing!
ALA Booklist says "...the science and technology included in this book are supremely interesting...the compassion and dedication of the people who put it to use to save this wonderful bird are the best part of the story."
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Teachers say: "The students were enthralled!"
"Deborah's enthusiasm was infectious. Passing around actual 3D-printed versions of Beauty's beak to show along with the story helped the students understand the technology innovations involved with helping Beauty survive.
"After Deborah's talk about Beauty and the Beak, we brain-stormed how 3D printers could be used to create prosthetics for different animals to help with survival after birth defects, injury, etc. The kids worked in groups to design an animal prosthetic on paper and determined what it would look like, how it would work and how it would be attached to the animal. Then they used TinkerCad to design the prosthetic on a plane so they could tweak their design along the way, and finally they printed! I was blown away by the complexity of their designs."
Meet Deborah at Family Science Days, Feb. 16-17, at the AAAS meeting in Washington, DC!
Deborah is an internationally published, award winning author of many books including SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED (FALL 2019) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: HOW SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND A 3D-PRINTED BEAK RESCUED A BALD EAGLE, which won the Bank Street College Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book and AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Deborah also wrote the humor-filled school classics THE TWELVE DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN and THE TWELVE DAYS OF WINTER, JIMMY THE JOEY, about a young koala's rescue, and INTO THE A, B, SEA, which has sold nearly a quarter million copies.
Deborah helped create and directed communications for the ALA/AASL-honored, NSF/Oracle-funded STEM activity website howtosmile.org and was senior science writer at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Cornell University and has been a national science writing fellow and Congressional App Challenge consultant.