Welcome! Cecilia Pinto McCarthy writes nonfiction books for young readers. Below are a few of her most recent titles. Thanks for visiting!
Rain Forest Biomes (Explore Biomes) Abdo Publishing, August 2023
Rain forests are hot and humid. Rain Forest Biomes explores the plants, animals, and climate that make up the biome.
Marine Biomes (Exploring Biomes) Abdo Publishing, August 2023
Oceans cover much of Earth. Marine Biomes explores the plants, animals, and climate that make up the biome.
Freshwater Biomes (Explore Biomes) Abdo Publishing, August 2023
Lakes, rivers, and wetlands are types of fresh water. Freshwater Biomes explores the plants, animals, and climate that make up the biome.
What are Mood Disorders? (Understanding Disorders Series) Brightpoint Press, August 2022
Mood disorders are characterized by depression and mania. They can have a severe impact on daily life. Therapy and medication have helped many people with mood disorders cope with their symptoms. What Are Mood Disorders? covers the history, symptoms, and treatment of notable mood disorders.
Genetic Engineering in Health Care(Hi-Tech Health Care Series) Brightpoint Press, August 2021
Genetic engineering involves changing the genetic material inside living cells. Today's scientists are using it to create medicines, study disease, and treat patients. Genetic Engineering in Health Care covers the past, present, and future of this technology.
Bionics involves adding artificial parts to the human body. Today's scientists are making more advanced bionics than ever before. This cutting-edge research is improving people's lives. Bionics in Health Care covers the past, present, and future of this technology.
The US Coast Guard patrols US and international waters. Guardsmen enforce laws and help rescue people who are stranded at sea. Some Guardsmen serve in the United States, while others serve abroad in other countries. Life in the US Coast Guard shares what daily life is like for different members of the US Coast Guard.
Drones are becoming ever more popular among consumers. Some people race their drones, while others use drones to take photos and videos of landscapes. People can bring these portable drones with them when they travel. Personal Drones explains how these drones work and how people can enjoy using them in many activities.
The US military must protect the country's coastlines, land, and seas. Drones help the military carry out this important mission. Military Drones explains how these drones work and how they can support different branches of the military.
Listed in "12 Nonfiction Books to Commemorate Earth Day," School Library Journal, April 9, 2020
People are adding carbon to the atmosphere. This causes Earth's temperatures to warm. Scientists are developing fake trees that can capture and store carbon from the air. Capturing Carbon with Fake Trees looks at the science behind the technology and how it could help improve life on Earth.
Harvesting Fog for Water(Unconventional Science) Abdo Publishing, August 2019 Many people around the world don't have clean water. Fog often goes unused by people. Fog nets can provide communities with clean, cheap water. Harvesting Fog for Water looks at the science behind the technology and how it can improve the lives of whole communities.
Many people enjoy eating meat. But livestock takes up a lot of land and resources. Bugs take less space, water, and food. They are also more nutritious than meat. Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food looks at the science behind raising and eating bugs and why eating bugs might help feed more people around the world.