As a child, Kimberly Derting spent hours drawing intricate underground “worm cities” because her art skills didn’t allow her to draw anything with arms or legs. In college, she studied biology, but her real experiments are done at home, where she wrangles three kids, just one husband, two dogs, two cats, and a rabbit named Thumper—seriously, she’s practically a zookeeper! She’s terrified of spiders and snakes, but loves animals (obviously!), so she’s spent her free time volunteering for a local animal shelter with her daughter. Her hypothesis is that she’s always right…although she’s never actually been able to prove that theory. And even if you don’t laugh at her jokes, she knows in her heart that she’s hilarious.
Cece Loves Science and Adventure
Cece loves being an Adventure Girl! In this STEM-themed picture book, the companion to Cece Loves Science, Cece and her troop head to the woods to earn their camping badge. When a sudden storm arrives, the girls use science, technology, engineering, and math, to solve problems and make their way safely back to camp. A perfect pick for aspiring scientists and classroom read-alouds.