I am the author and/or illustrator of scores of trade and educational novelty books, early readers, picture books, nonfiction, middle grade fiction, and classroom supplemental materials for K-12. I have also published articles in National Geographic's Extreme Explorer, Harrowsmith, KNOW, Ruralite and Bats magazines. I am a regular education blogger for Kids Discover.
I am skilled in Microsoft Word, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I have created book texts using prescribed templates. My recent illustrated books were created entirely as digital art.

Most of my books are available at Powells Books (Portland, Oregon), B&N, and Amazon. Please contact me about out-of-print titles.

HARDCOVER & TRADE PAPERBACK BOOKS

WHY DO ANIMALS HIDE?
Rourke Publishing - August 2016 - Author
WHY DO ANIMALS SOUND LIKE THAT?
Rourke Publishing - August 2016 - Author
POOP IS POWER!
Rourke Publishing - January 2016 - Author
OUR PLACE IN SPACE
Rourke Publishing - January 2016 - Author
WHAT WAS HURRICANE KATRINA?
Grosset & Dunlap - August 2015 - Author
LEARNING ABOUT AFRICA
Lerner Classroom - August 2015 - Author
THE SCIENCE OF A SINKHOLE
Cherry Lake Publishing - August 2015 - Author
THE SCIENCE OF A TSUNAMI
Cherry Lake Publishing - August 2015 - Author
ENTOMOLOGISTS
Rourke Publishing - August 2015 - Author
MARINE BIOLOGISTS
Rourke Publishing - August 2015 - Author
VOLCANOLOGISTS
Rourke Publishing - August 2015 - Author
WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT MISSOURI?
Lerner Classroom - August 2015 - Author
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING DINOSAUR BONES
Boxcar Children Mysteries - Spring 2015 Albert Whitman - Author
THE SCIENCE OF A PANDEMIC
21st Century Skills Library - August 2014 - Author
HOW IT WORKS - TV Remote, Binoculars, Computer Mouse
Rourke Publishing - August 2014 - Author
MYSTERY OF THE WILD WEST BANDIT
Boxcar Children Mysteries - Spring 2014 Albert Whitman - Author
MYSTERY OF THE FALLEN TREASURE
Boxcar Children Mysteries - Fall 2013 Albert Whitman - Author
LIGHT IN THE REAL WORLD
January 2013 Core Library – Author
LITTLE WORLD SOCIAL STUDIES - Indigenous Peoples and Your Family Tree
August 2013 Rourke Educational Media - Author
EARLY BIRD READERS - Four fiction readers:
Paul Bunyan, Run...It's a Bee!, Rumpelstiltskin, Robin Hood
Summer 2012 Rourke Publishing – Author and Illustrator
AMAZING ANIMAL SKILLS - Five nonfiction titles
Leaps and Creeps, Screams and Songs, Movers and Makers, Sniffs and Stinks, Spits and Squirts
Spring 2012 Cavendish/Benchmark – Author and developer
EARLY BIRD READERS - Six fiction readers
Goldie Duck and the Three Beavers, Three Billy Goats and Gruff, Lizzie Little, The Three Little Recyclers, The King's New Clothes, Old McDoggle Had a Zoo
Summer 2011 Rourke Publishing – Author and Illustrator
EARLY BIRD READERS - Two fiction readers
Cinderella Zelda, Jill and the Beanstalk
Summer 2011 Rourke Publishing – Author
HIDE AND SEEK MOON
Spring 2011 Picture Window Books - First Graphics – Author
WATER GOES ROUND
Spring 2011 Picture Window Books - First Graphics – Author
BUILDING A SMALL CABLE SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Spring 2011 Madenmark Publishing Co. – Co-Author and Designer
OUR AMAZING STATES
Summer 2010 Rosen/Powerkids (six titles) – Author
PICK A PERFECT PUMPKIN: Learning about Pumpkin Harvests
Summer 2010 Picture Window Books – Author
APPLES, APPLES, EVERYWHERE! Learning about Apple Harvests
Summer 2010 Picture Window Books – Author
FURLOCK AND MUTTSON MYSTERIES - Six Early Readers
January 2010 Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group (www.abdopublishing.com); Author/Illustrator
ANIMAL DIFFERENCES – Butterflies and Moths
Summer 2009 Picture Window Books – Author (IRA Teachers Choice Award 2010)
BUTTERFLY SPRING
Spring 2009 Scholastic
JEWELRY MAKING FOR FUN!
Summer 2007 Capstone Books
TAI CHI FOR FUN!
Summer 2007 Capstone Books
UP ALL NIGHT COUNTING - A POP-UP BOOK
Spring 2006 Little Simon
CREEPY CRAWLY COLORS - A POP-UP BOOK
Spring 2006 Little Simon
EROSION: CHANGING EARTH'S SURFACE
August 2006 Picture Window Books
COMPOSTING: NATURE'S RECYCLERS
August 2006 Picture Window Books
ON HER WAY -- STORIES AND POEMS ABOUT GROWING UP GIRL edited by Sandy Asher
"The Story Quilt" Author
January 2004 E.P. Dutton (middle grade)
IT TAKES THREE by Linda Hayward, illustrated by RMK
Spring 2003 Millbrook Press
HOW IS A MOOSE LIKE A GOOSE?
Fall 2002 Millbrook Press
WHY A DOG? BY A. CAT
Spring 2000 Cartwheel Books, a division of Scholastic
THE COMPLETE BACKYARD NATURE ACTIVITY BOOK
Spring 1998 Learning Triangle Press, a division of McGraw Hill
CHICAGO AND THE CAT: THE COUNTY FAIR
ipicturebooks.com (ebook) 2002
CHICAGO AND THE CAT: THE FAMILY REUNION
Fall 1996 Cobblehill Books (early reader)
ipicturebooks.com (ebook) 2002
CHICAGO AND THE CAT: THE HALLOWEEN PARTY
Fall 1994 Cobblehill Books (early reader)
ipicturebooks.com (ebook) 2002
CHICAGO AND THE CAT: THE CAMPING TRIP
Spring 1994 Cobblehill Books (early reader) 1994 Junior Library Guild Selection
ipicturebooks.com (ebook) 2002
CHICAGO AND THE CAT, A Little Chapter Book
Spring 1993 Cobblehill Books (early reader) 1993 Junior Library Guild Selection
ipicturebooks.com (ebook) 2002
MUSIC IN THE NIGHT, Summer 1993 Cobblehill Books
(picture book) by Etta Wilson, illustrated by RMK
I SEE SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE, A RIDDLE-ME PICTURE BOOK
Spring 1992 Cobblehill Books
IN A CABIN IN A WOOD, 1991 Cobblehill Books (picture book)
by Darcie McNally, illustrated by Robin Michal Koontz
1992 International Reading Association Children's Choice
PUSSYCAT ATE THE DUMPLINGS, 1987 Dodd, Mead and Co.
(picture book) also Michael O'Mara Books, 1989
THIS OLD MAN, 1988 The Putnam Group (picture book)
also published by Houghton, Mifflin text division, 1992
1988 Junior Library Guild Selection and NCTE Notable Trade Book for Language Arts
DINOSAUR DREAM, 1988 The Putnam Group (picture book)
VICTORIA FLIES HIGH, 1990 Cobblehill Books
by Becky Ayres, illus. by Robin Michal Koontz (picture book)


ACTIVITY BOOKS, ETC. ILLUSTRATED BY RMK

WHALES illus. by RMK
2004 Sopris West (Marilyn Sprick)
ALPHABET EXPRESS
1995 School Zone Publishing Co. (Interactive CD)
I KNOW IT!
1995 School Zone Publishing Co. (a series of 12 math workbooks for K-6)
I KNOW IT!
1995 School Zone Publishing Co. (a series of 12 Math and 12 English and Phonics
workbooks for K-6)
IS IT ALIVE?
1994 Creative Teaching Press (easy reader)
WHO'S HIDING?
1994 Creative Teaching Press (easy reader)
I DON'T LIKE PEAS
1992 School Zone Publishing Co. (easy reader)
WHOOPS!
1992 Scott-Foresman Publishing (easy reader)
THINK BIG BOOKS
1987-1988 School Zone Publishing Co. (a series of 24 workbooks for K-3)
LIFT OFF BOOKS
1990 School Zone Publishing Co. (a series of 24 workbooks for K-2)

"anteater" illustration copyright School Zone Publishing Company


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