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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Songju Ma Daemicke  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;


Illinois Connection

Ma Daemicke lives in Glenview.

Biographical and Professional Information

Songju Ma Daemicke grew up in Jilin, China and came to the United States in 1996. She is proud of her heritage and loves to share the rich Chinese culture with people, especially young people. Trained as an engineer and with a strong science background, her books shares both science and logic concepts with young children.


Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant

-- Best STEM Books for K-12, NSTA, ITEEA & CBC, 2018
-- Outstanding Science Trade Books, NSTA & CBC, 2018
-- Notable-Social-Studies books, NCSS & CBC, 2018
-- Mathical Honor Books, MSRI, NCTM & CBC, 2018

Book Power

Showcase selection, Children's Book Council
-- Math Picture Books selection, School Library Journal, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A case of sense
ISBN: 9781628558524. OCLC Number: 943647795

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When greedy Fu Wang takes his neighbors to court for enjoying the aroma of food he had prepared, a wise judge inspires young Ming to become a judge himself, one day. Includes activities.

Cao Chong weighs an elephant
ISBN: 9781628559033. OCLC Number: 985073729

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2,000 years ago in China, a curious boy named Cao Chong solves the problem of how to weigh an elephant when the prime minister's most trusted and knowledgeable advisors are stumped. Includes activities.