What kind of spider weaves the biggest web you’ve ever seen? How did the ancient Maya like their chocolate? What lurks in the deepest part of the ocean?

Tracy Vonder Brink

I’m Tracy Vonder Brink, and I love facts and true stories–especially the unexpected ones!

I’ve had more than 60 nonfiction articles for kids published (and some for adults, too), and I’m a contributing editor for Click, ASK, and Muse, Cricket Media’s science and discovery magazines. My work has appeared in Highlights, High Five, Click, Spider, ASK, Cricket, Muse, and Science News for Students, as well as in Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. 

I’m also the author of 70 published and upcoming nonfiction books for the educational market in science and social studies, ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade.

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In 2020, I was honored to be the recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award for Children’s Science News. Please enjoy the award-winning “Searching for Scat” (Click, April 2020) here.


My goal is make fantastic facts and incredible true stories fun for readers of all ages!