My First Book About DNA Bio & Reviews
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Author Biography:

Katie is a Forensic Scientist in Seattle, WA.  She spent most of her childhood in the sunshine of Southeastern Washington along the Columbia River, where she evolved her passion for science.  She earned her B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Washington while performing DNA research.  Next she leapt into the field of Forensic Science, and uses DNA to catch criminals to this day!  Katie continues her childhood in Everett, WA with her husband Dustin, their husky Miko, and golden retriever Sunny.  They love to camp, snowboard, and travel the world!

Book Reviews:

“Why are my eyes brown? Why is my hair red?  Do your kids ask such questions related to DNA?  This is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers seeking to help young kids understand DNA, genes, and cells… Future scientists will be excited to learn that the study of DNA can be used to improve human health and even solve crimes.” (read full review here)

-Regina Bailey Biology Guide

“The pictures are great!  I read the book…and loved it!  This will definitely be part of our home library!  My daughter said ‘It was cool!’ and my son said ‘Buy it!  It was funny!’”

                                                                                    -Dee Dee Tilley, Ph.D. Biotechnology Program Coordinator & Instructor
Seattle Central Community College

“Who would have thought it was possible to explain DNA so a child could understand it?  …Katie Woodard has done just that.”

-Liz Kennedy Children’s Books Guide