Lynn Brunelle

Lynn is the award-winning author of more than 45 books, mostly for kids, that center around her love of science and nature. Her newest title, Turn This Book Into A Beehive, will be released in May 2018; her best-selling title for kids is Parents’ Choice Award-winner Pop Bottle Science—79 Science Experiments You Can Do With a Plastic Pop Bottle. Her best-known title for adults, Mama Gone Geek, which won the Independent Publisher Book Award, is a humorous memoir about using science to navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.  

A four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for the syndicated PBS program "Bill Nye the Science Guy," Lynn has more than 25 years of experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. She is a regular on-air contributor to NBC’s "New Day Northwest" and NPR’s "Science Friday."  Previously a classroom science, English and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor and artist, Lynn has created, developed and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NPR, The Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, NASA, United Nations, and PBS.

She is a member of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit organization of Northwest authors dedicated to energizing readers and writers and their communities.

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Turn This Book Into a Beehive!: And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523501410
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 3rd, 2018

This book is brilliant! It is delightfully illustrated and filled with fun facts about bees and why they are important, as well as lots of amazing and easy experiments for young minds to try. As if that wasn't enough, the entire book becomes a beehive for mason bees - so your child can be crafty while participating in saving the planet! And if you build it, the bees will come! What's not to love? ~ Jane

Big Science for Little People: 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611803501
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Published: Roost Books - September 20th, 2016

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Mama Gone Geek: Calling On My Inner Science Nerd to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Parenthood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611801514
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Published: Roost Books - October 28th, 2014

Take curiosity and joy—and science!—to heart as a parent. You’ll definitely be at your best as a mom or dad if you relax, release your inner nerd, and follow the hands-on approach of Emmy Award-winner Brunelle. Power knocked out? Make a battery for a small light or clock with lemons, pennies, nails, and some copper wire! Camping? Starting a fire is a scientific event! And when your cuddly little bear begins to hit puberty? There’s a recipe for homemade deodorant! Brunelle’s many laugh-out-loud moments, and Aha! ideas, will get you through the toughest situations with aplomb

Pop Bottle Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761129806
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 1st, 2004

Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761141228
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 2nd, 2007

Chicken Scratches: Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811866484
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2010

Mama's Little Book of Tricks Cover Image
By Lynn Brunelle, Jessie Eckel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811855716
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2007

The Zoo's Shoes: Learn to Tie Your Shoelaces! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761149453
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 27th, 2008

World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Math: Ages 7-9, Grades 2-3 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811852609
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 1st, 2007

Why Did I Buy This Book?: Over 500 Puzzlers, Teasers, and Challenges to Boost Your Brainpower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811866866
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 25th, 2009

Yoga for Chickens Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811843119
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 1st, 2004