Carla Mooney is the author of more than 25 books for children and young adults, in a variety of subjects. Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration With 25 Projects is her latest title in Nomad Press’s Build It Yourself series. She is also the author of George Washington:25 Great Projects You Can Build Yourself and Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself, a 2010 Moonbeam Award silver medalist.
At ALA she will booktalk and share activities from Explorers of the New World.
The book offers a fascinating look into the explorers and voyages during the Age of Exploration. Readers ages 9 and up can explore the life and voyages of de Gama, Columbus, Magellan, Cabot, Cortes, and more. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 25 hands-on activities to help them learn about these legendary explorers and voyages in world history. Projects include making a star map, creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor’s knot, and designing an earth pendant.
Carla is also celebrating the recent release of her first fiction picture book, Samson’s Tale, with Story Pie Press in 2011. In this sensitive story, find out how a dog and his boy can get through anything together, even cancer.