Lucy’s Lab Chapter Book Series

LUCY'S LAB Chapter Book series (Sky Pony Press)

Join Lucy Marie Watkins, her friends in Room 2-C, Miss Flippo (the best second grade teacher ever), and Mr. Bones as they explore and discover the wonderful, wacky scientific world around them. There are plenty of laughs as Lucy and her friends find new ways to learn about habitats, discover first-hand the states of matter, or dig into fossil-finding. Look for Lucy’s own Pinterest page filled with all of Room 2-C’s experiments and more.

Lucy's Lab Book #1 Nuts About Science web small
Nuts About Science (Habitats): Lucy's Lab #1

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 26, 2017)

  • ISBN-10: 1510710647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1510710641

On Lucy’s first day of second grade, she’s excited to meet her new teacher, Miss Flippo, and find out everything’s she’s going to learn about this year in school. And when Miss Flippo tells the class that they’re going to have their very own science lab, complete with lab coats and goggles, Lucy can’t wait to start exploring.

Lucy's Lab #2 Solids, Liquids, Guess Who's Got Gas
Solids, Liquids, Guess Who’s Got Gas (States of Matter): Lucy's Lab #2

Hardcover: 104 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (October 3, 2017)

  • ISBN-10: 1510710671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1510710672

Autumn has arrived, and at Granite City Elementary School everyone is gearing up for the biggest and best event of the year, the Harvest Festival. The whole school is excited about the games, the contests, the food, and most of all—the costumes! Everyone except Lucy. She doesn’t like dressing up, and has no desire to be a fairy princess or rock star, even for one day.

Lucy 3 cover
The Colossal Fossil Fiasco (Fossils): Lucy's Lab #3

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (February 27, 2018)

  • ISBN-10: 1510710701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1510710702

At school, Lucy’s class is learning about fossils and the plants and animals that left them behind.
One afternoon, Lucy finds a special rock, and Miss Flippo gets very excited! But when Lucy’s precious fossil goes missing, everyone in Room 2C is a suspect. . . .

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6 comments on “Lucy’s Lab Chapter Book Series”

  1. Don Houts

    I’m excited to have a look at your work. Congratulations!

  2. Michelle

    Thanks, Don. And thanks for the heads up on another writing member of the clan. I’ll pick up Jeff Garvin’s YA first chance I get!

  3. Emily Kenner

    Michelle,
    I met you at Books by the Banks this year and bought your books for my third grade class. We have read the first book of the series already and are moving onto the second! We love it so far!
    Thanks,
    Mrs. Kenner

  4. Michelle

    Hooray! I love to hear from classes who are reading my books! I hope Lucy inspires all of you to be curious and be scientists! Read on! Michelle

  5. Melissa Gill

    My second grader son was given Lucy’s Lab #1 upon discharge from the post-op recovery room as part of a literacy program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. He loved it, and we quickly bought the next two and devoured those quickly! He is begging for more and was disappointed that we had already completed the series! My son has a curious mind and loves science. I loved how secretly educational the books were while keeping all characters and topics relevant and relatable for a second grader. I also loved how you gently shattered classical stereotypes without being didactic or forced, further creating a detailed backdrop full of strong independent and loving characters. Please write more!!! I have read many children’s books and these are by far my favorite, both in content and character…but the best judge is my seven year old, who just can’t wait for the next book!

  6. Michelle

    Oh, wow! Thanks so much for letting me know that your son likes LUCY’S LAB! The fact that he was given a book – any book – upon dismissal from the hospital is so wonderful! It made my day to read your email. As far as more books in the series, well, like so many decisions, the decision of a publisher to continue a series is based on, of all things, numbers. The good news is, Lucy’s publisher is considering more books! Customer reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble help authors a lot. Emails like yours (which I sent promptly to my editor) also help. Fingers crossed for more Lucy’s Lab! And, again, THANK YOU so much for sharing your enthusiasm for Lucy and her love of science!

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