Many months ago, I had this idea: I thought that it would be fun to write a nature guide of some kind. I wanted it to be for families, and to have lots of really practical and accessible information. But I also wanted it to be fun, and to have experiments that would bring the facts to life by letting kids get hands-on and maybe even a little bit messy. And, I thought that Dawn should probably be my proverbial partner in crime on the project, because she knows way more stuff than me and is also very good at keeping me from getting um, unfocused. She said yes, and before long that one project turned into about twelve, some of which took on lives entirely of their own. It turns out that we work really well together.
Some of those projects are still in the works, not yet ready to share. But today, we do have something to present to you all: our first e-book. The Weather Watcher's Handbook: A Family Guide to Weather Science is a family-friendly guide to the wild world of weather and the basic science that makes it all work. It is full of bright and beautiful photographs, fun facts, and activities and experiments that show the science in action. If you are raising kid scientists who are curious about the workings of the natural world, this is the book for you.