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Sandra Markle is a US author of children's books.

She was born on November 10, 1946 in Fostoria, Ohio, and graduated from Fostoria High School and Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. She worked as an elementary and middle school teacher until 1979 at which time she started being a full-time writer.

She has published more than 100 non-fiction books for children, primarily on science topics. Keenly interested in making even complex science topics understandable, she also became involved in television and later on-line education. She appeared as Ms. Whiz on local television in Asheville, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote and helped developed science specials for CNN and PBS. She also produced the first on-line interactive program from Antarctica in 1996: On-line Expedition Antarctica.

She has also written fiction, creating the young adult novel, The Fledglings, and a series of poetic prose natural history stories, including A Mother's Journey, and Little Lost Bat.

Markle's books are noted for finding just the right balance of facts for her intended audience and selecting stunning, full-color photographs to bring her topic to life. For example, Rescues, (Millbrook, 2006) shares real-life stories based on interviews with survivors and rescuers. There are also sections that share the science and technology which made the rescues possible.

Her books are frequent selections in the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students lists of the National Science Teachers Association.

Markle was chosen to journey to Antarctica in 1996 and 1998 as part of the National Science Foundation's Artists and Writers Program. A number of books came out of her experiences in Antarctica, including A Mother's Journey (Charlesbridge, 2005).

Markle also worked on a project for the National Science Foundation called Kit & Kaboodle. Its goal was to make science more interactive in order to improve student understanding of basic curriculum concepts. It also functioned as a secure environment for students in schools across the U.S. to share working on experiments together. The results of independent testing conducted by Georgia State University revealed that students participating in Kit & Kaboodle scored significantly higher on related skills tests than those that did not. Kit & Kaboodle has been used by thousands of schools in all fifty states plus eleven countries.

Although Markle is no longer officially a teacher, she still frequently visits classrooms. Ms. Markle says, "I love to share science with children, and I love to listen to them. That's how I find out what they'd like to investigate and explore--very often what launches me into working on my next book."

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Total Books: 342
What If You Had an Animal Tongue
2020 - What If You Had an Animal Tongue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338596670
ISBN-10: 1338596675
Genre: Children's Books
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Follow Those Zebras Solving a Migration Mystery
2020 - Follow Those Zebras Solving a Migration Mystery [Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781541538375
ISBN-10: 1541538374
Genre: Children's Books
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The Woolly Monkey Mysteries The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species
2019 - The Woolly Monkey Mysteries the Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species [Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781512458688
ISBN-10: 1512458686
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had T Rex Teeth And Other Dinosaur Parts
2018 - What If You Had T Rex Teeth and Other Dinosaur Parts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338271393
ISBN-10: 1338271393
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had An Animal Tail
2018 - What If You Had an Animal Tail (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338208788
ISBN-10: 1338208780
Genre: Children's Books
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Ranger Rick I Wish I Was a Lion
2017 - Ranger Rick I Wish I Was a Lion [I Can Read Level 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062432056
ISBN-10: 0062432052
Genre: Children's Books
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Ranger Rick I Wish I Was an Orca
2017 - Ranger Rick I Wish I Was an Orca [I Can Read Level 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062432070
ISBN-10: 0062432079
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had Animal Eyes
2017 - What If You Had Animal Eyes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338101089
ISBN-10: 1338101080
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Thirsty Thirsty Elephants
2017 - Thirsty Thirsty Elephants (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580896344
ISBN-10: 1580896340
Genre: Children's Books
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The Search for Olinguito Discovering a New Species
2017 - The Search for Olinguito Discovering a New Species (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781512410150
ISBN-10: 1512410152
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had An Animal Nose
2016 - What If You Had an Animal Nose (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545859226
ISBN-10: 0545859220
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Gasparilla's Gold
2016 - Gasparilla's Gold (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781943431199
ISBN-10: 1943431191
Genre: Children's Books
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The Great Leopard Rescue Saving the Amur Leopards
2016 - The Great Leopard Rescue Saving the Amur Leopards (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467792479
ISBN-10: 1467792470
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had Animal Ears
2016 - What If You Had Animal Ears (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545859264
ISBN-10: 0545859263
Genre: Children's Books
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Build Beaver Build Life at the Longest Beaver Dam
2016 - Build Beaver Build Life at the Longest Beaver Dam (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467749008
ISBN-10: 1467749001
Genre: Children's Books
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The Great Monkey Rescue Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
2015 - The Great Monkey Rescue Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467780308
ISBN-10: 1467780308
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math
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Toad Weather
2015 - Toad Weather (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781561458189
ISBN-10: 156145818X
Genre: Children's Books
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What If You Had Animal Feet
2015 - What If You Had Animal Feet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545733120
ISBN-10: 054573312X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats A Scientific Mystery
2014 - The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats a Scientific Mystery (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467714631
ISBN-10: 1467714631
Genres: Children's Books, Science & Math
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What If You Had Animal Hair
2014 - What If You Had Animal Hair (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545630856
ISBN-10: 0545630851
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees A Scientific Mystery
2013 - The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees a Scientific Mystery (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781467705929
ISBN-10: 1467705926
Genre: Children's Books
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2012 - Tarantulas Supersized Predators [Arachnid World] (Other)
2012 - Mites Master Sneaks [Arachnid World] (Other)
2009 - Leopard Seals [Animal Predators] (Other)
2009 - Animals Marco Polo Saw [Explorer Series] (Hardcover)
2007 - Stick Insects Masters of Defense [Insect World] (Other)
2007 - Locusts Insects on the Move [Insect World] (Other)
2007 - Luna Moths Masters of Change [Insect World] (Other)
2007 - Los Glotones/wolverines [Animales Carroneros/Animal Scavengers - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Las Hormigas Legionarias/army Ants [Animales Carroneros/Animal Scavengers - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Outside and Inside Woolly Mammoths [Outside and Inside Walker & Company] (Hardcover)
2007 - Zebras [Animal Prey] (Other)
2007 - Prairie Dogs [Animal Prey] (Other)
2006 - Musk Oxen [Animal Prey] (Other)
2006 - Octopuses [Animal Prey] (Other)
2006 - Army Ants [Animal Scavengers] (Paperback)
2006 - Los Lobos/wolves [Animales Depredadores/Animal Predators - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Wolverines [Animal Scavengers] (Paperback)
2006 - Rescues (Other)
2005 - Outside and Inside Mummies [Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 Awards] (Hardcover)
 
2005 - Smart About Chocolate Smart About History [GB - Smart About History] (Hardcover)
2005 - Vultures [Animal Scavengers] (Other)
2005 - Owls [Animal Predators] (Paperback)
2004 - Smart About Chocolate a Sweet History [Smart About History] (Paperback)
2004 - Killer Whales [Animal Predators] (Paperback)
2004 - Wolves [Animal Predators] (Paperback)
2004 - Lions [Animal Predators] (Hardcover)
2003 - Penguins [Growing Up Wild] (Paperback)
2002 - Can You Believe Insects [Can You Believe?] (Hardcover)
2002 - Sea Babies [Really Wild Animals] (Other)
2001 - Growing Up Wild Wolves [Growing Up Wild] (Hardcover)
1999 - Outside and Inside Kangaroos [Outside Inside] (Hardcover)
1999 - Outside and Inside Snakes [Outside Inside] (Other)
1998 - Outside and Inside Alligators [Outside Inside] (Hardcover)
1998 - Fledglings (Other)
1996 - What Happens Next [What Happens Next?] (Hardcover)
Exploring Autumn [A Camelot Activity Book] (Paperback)
Earthquakes [Amazing Earth] (Paperback)
Los Perritos De Las Praderas / Prairie Dogs [Animales Presa / Animal Prey - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Puercoespines / Porcupines [Animales Presa / Animal Prey - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Pulpos/ Octopuses [Animales Presa / Animal Prey - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Zorrillos / Skunks [Animales Presa / Animal Prey - Spanish Edition] (Other)
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs a Scientific Mystery [Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades] (Other)
Jackals [Animal Scavengers] (Other)
Tasmanian Devils [Animal Scavengers] (Other)
Hyenas [Animal Scavengers] (Paperback)
Skunks [Animal Prey] (Other)
Porcupines [Animal Prey] (Other)
Los Tiburones Blancos/great White Sharks [Animales Depredadores/Animal Predators] (Other)
Los Leones/lions [Animales Depredadores/Animal Predators] (Other)
Los Cocodrilos/crocodiles [Animales Depredadores/Animal Predators - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Tiburones Blancos / Great White Sharks [Animales Depredadores / Animal Predators] (Paperback)
Los Leones / Lions [Animales Depredadores / Animal Predators - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Los Cocodrilos / Crocodiles [Animales Depredadores / Animal Predators - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Las Hormigas Legionarias / Army Ants [Animales Carroneros / Animal Scavengers - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Buitres/vultures [Animales Carroneros/Animal Scavengers - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Demonios De Tasmania/tasmanian Devils [Animales Carroneros/Animal Scavengers - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Hornets [Insect World] (Paperback)
Termites [Insect World] (Paperback)
Praying Mantises [Insect World] (Paperback)
Stick Insects [Insect World] (Paperback)
Diving Beetles [Insect World] (Paperback)
Mosquitoes [Insect World] (Paperback)
Locusts [Insect World] (Paperback)
Science Sampler [Computers and Science] (Paperback)
Polar Bears [Animal Predators] (Hardcover)
Eagles [Animal Predators] (Other)
Foxes [Animal Predators] (Other)
Grizzly Bears [Animal Predators] (Other)
Mountain Lions [Animal Predators] (Other)
Rattlesnakes [Animal Predators] (Other)
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