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Cryptozoology is the study of mysterious creatures that fall between the realm of real and imaginary on the scientific spectrum. The Cryptid Creature Field Guide offers a closer look at fifty of these amazing creatures, examining the best possible evidence for each, including scientific papers, magazine and newspaper articles, and credible eyewitness accounts.
The fifty cryptids are arranged in order alphabetically, and in addition to speculative illustrations, include details like when they were first reported, whether they are terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic, and each have a reality rating of 1 to 6, in which 1 means that the cryptid has been confirmed as a hoax, and 6 means the cryptid has been proven as real.
This page-turning guide will inspire curious readers to investigate more on their own, and maybe even help to prove if a cryptid is a hoax or is real.
If you've been waiting for a TALES OF THE CRYPTIDS follow-up, the wait ends in September of 2019.
Thank you, Cybils for naming death eaters a middle grade winner!
Available now -- fall, 2018 -- from millbrook/lerner!
available now from Rourke!
Welcome to the WONDERS OF WEIRD!
I am a children's writer specializing in all things weird and wonderful and the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate the evidence. My school visits explore those quirky topics and reliable research skills. My goal? To empowers kids and to celebrate what makes us all unique.
Read more about my school visits HERE.
These books I've written (and a few more) are still in print:
Wild Dogs (2005), Tales of the Cryptids (2006), Dinosaur Parade (2008), Saving the Baghad Zoo (2010), In Search of Sasquatch (2011)
Alien Investigation (2012), Girl Meets Boy (2012) Tiger in Trouble (2012), Courageous Canine (2013), Ghostly Evidence (2014), Animal Rescue Series (2015/2016), Lie Detector: Dinosaurs (2016), Lie Detector: Animals (2016).
These books are out of print, but I still love them. Hope you do, too:
I Bought a Baby Chicken (2001), Dinosaur Mummies (2003) , Albino Animals (2004), Mysteries of the Mummy Kids (2007), Wild Horses (2008), Hatchlings: Life Size Baby Dinosaurs (2012).
What's next? DEATH EATERS: THE SCIENCE OF DECOMPOSITION and TARDIGRADES: TOUGH BUT TINY are on the immediate horizon. African wild dogs, women in paleontology and the elusive Australian thylacine are on deck. I'm also working on a new fiction series about a brother and sister in search of cryptids. I hope it will be fun.
Is there something you want me to write about? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything is possible!
Kelly : )
Kids often ask me, "What would you do if you met Sasquatch?"
LOOKING FOR OTHER WORLDLY EXPERIENCES?
Great! My new book, GHOSTLY EVIDENCE from Millbrook Press at Lerner is now available. Explore the basics of paranormal investigation. Explore world famous haunted places and places you've never considered before. Review world famous hoaxes and moments hard to define as anything but mysterious. You can even consider the ghostly moments I experience myself during four years of cross country investigation (see YouTube video below)! The book may give you goose bumps, but it will definitely give you food for afterlife thought!
Read more about it HERE.
MSN video series: Kelly's curiosities
Episode One:- Russian Space Rock
Episode Two - Lulu the Hero Pig
Episode Three - Dinosaur Poop
Episode Four - Island of the Dolls
Episode Five - Mortuary Mystery
Episode Six - Spider Web Art
Episode Seven - Cat Villlages
Episode Eight Wanted, Bigfoot
Episode Nine - Fossil Insects
Episode Ten - Raptorex
ALL EPISODES HERE!