Sandra Markle photo"Today, I feel as intrigued by science and the whole world of exploration it presents as I did in the fifth grade."

Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books on science topics for children and her books have won over 30 awards, including the NSTA and CBC's list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, the International Reading Association's Young Adults Choice Award, the Society of School Librarians International Book Award for Language Arts K-6, the Parent's Guide to Children's Media Nonfiction Award, The Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year Award, and Nick Jr. magazine's Best Books of the Year Award. Markle has been named Georgia Author of the Year five times and was honored as one of 1999's Women of the Year by Women in Technology International for her contributions to science and technology.

In addition to her books, Sandra Markle has developed science specials for CNN and PBS. She is also noted for developing two widely acclaimed Internet-based programs for the National Science Foundation: On-Line Expedition: Antarctica, one of the first online educational programs, and Kit & Kaboodle, an Internet-based science education program that has been used by thousands of schools in all fifty states plus eleven countries.

Sandra lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

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