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About Science, Naturally!

Science Naturally, an imprint of Platypus Media, is an independent press located in Washington, D.C. We are committed to increasing science and math literacy by exploring and demystifying these topics in entertaining and enlightening ways. Using fictional and nonfictional forms, diverse characters, and engaging formats, we make intimidating subjects intriguing and accessible to scientists, mathematicians, and book lovers of all ages.

To ensure our books reach as many readers as possible, including those who have limited resources, we’ve translated them into over six languages; developed bilingual, eBook, and braille editions; and partnered with literacy programs that provide books at discounted costs to under-served students. See our full list of partners below. 

Our Professional Development seminars and our free, supplemental educational resources give educators tools to help kids make connections between the blackboard and the blacktop. Our books have been designated as valuable supplemental resources for schools, extended learning programs, and home education alike. We are gratified by the awards, honors, and accolades we have received from literacy, education and parenting groups. Each of our books has earned the coveted “Recommends” designation from the National Science Teachers Association.

Our content aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and supports the Common Core State Standards. Articulations to these, as well as others, are available on our website.

Science Naturally books are distributed by National Book Network. For more information about our publications, to request a catalog, or to learn more about becoming one of our authors, please give us a call or visit us online.

You might discover our books in a school, a neighborhood book box, or a literacy program; but no matter where you find them, we hope they inspire you to read, tackle hard problems, and stay curious.


Meet the Team


Dia L. Michels

Owner / Publisher


Ali Trujillo

Operations and Finance Manager


Hannah Thelen

Editorial and Production Director


Our Partners

We are proud to partner with many organizations that bring important educational books and resources to as many students as possible. Our partners include:

FirstBook partner science naturally
SEA Homeschoolers partner Science Naturally
Share My Lesson partner Science Naturally
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