The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip will feature children’s author Sandra Markle at Switzer Library on Friday, July 21st from 10 am to noon. She will be signing books and answering questions for her fans at the pop-up book festival.
Markle, a five-time Georgia Author of the Year award winner for her non-fiction books, has penned more than 200 children’s books. She was named one of 1999’s Women of the Year by Women in Technology International for her contributions to science and technology.
Markle’s books include many works about animals in the wild. Learn about a variety of animals with her factual series exploring the animal kingdom. In her Biggest! Littlest! series children learn about animals of all shapes and sizes. In Bats: Biggest! Littlest! the reader explores the diverse world of bats and how they survive. In Sharks: Biggest! Littlest! photographs from around the world showcase varieties of sharks. Insects: Biggest! Littlest! covers special features that bugs have that help them adapt to different situations.
Many of Markle’s books focus on the characteristics and life-cycles of wild animals. Children can learn about Foxes, Killer Whales, Wolves, Lions, Skunks, and many other creatures in her nature collection.
Markle has helped write and develop science specials for CNN and PBS and also produced an on-line interactive program from Antarctica titled On-line Expedition Antarctica.
She has worked with the National Science Foundation on several projects, including Kit & Kaboodle, which makes science interactive for students to better understand the curriculum.
In addition to Markle’s appearance and book signing, the scholastic summer reading road trip will also feature a visit by children’s author Carmen Agra Deedy as well as crafts, games, photo ops, and more fun activities. RSVP here. (770) 528-2320.