Eliot reads the first chapter of The Animal Rescue Agency


An assortment of author visits, interviews, and footage from my research trips.

"Getting Animals Into View." TEDxSpence, 1/28/2014

Eliot plays king of the mountain with bonobos

At Lola ya Bonobo, June 2011

Visit to Largo Middle School, April 2013

Courtesy of iLiteracy, Pinellas County

Q&A about Endangered

From Scholastic Book Clubs, September 2012

Sharing breakfast with Oshwe the bonobo

At Lola ya Bonobo, June 2011

A chimp intensely focused on a food game at the Singapore Zoo

On my orangutan research trip, summer 2013

(For those who have read Threatened: I couldn't help thinking of Drummer's deliberate nature as I watched this chimp.)

Librarian Preview, Threatened

Spring 2013 Scholastic Librarian Preview

More from my time at the Singapore Zoo: A mother baboon has a creative leash.


The second glass with Libba Bray

Part of my web series interview authors about their early work, February 2012

Librarian Preview, Endangered

Fall 2012 Scholastic Librarian Preview

Tool use among bonobos

At Lola ya Bonobo, June 2011

Writerly States

Talking the author life and the craft of writing for children with Jen Werner of Writerly States.