Sarah creates picture books with facts and photographs. She writes about interesting things she finds in nature. Her third book, Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature, will be published by Boyds Mills Press in April 2014. It is a photographic introduction to fractals in nature and tells a story about the way our world grows and changes.
Campbell’s other books are: Growing Patterns, which explains the Fibonacci number series and explores the ways it shows up in nature; and Wolfsnail, which tells the story of a predatory snail that eats other snails and slugs.
Kids, teachers, librarians, parents, and grandparents have embraced Campbell’s books for their simple, compelling texts and stunning up-close photographs. Growing Patterns and Wolfsnail are ALSC Notable Children’s Books, and Wolfsnail is a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.
In addition to creating books, Campbell also teaches. She conducts short-term, arts-integrated residencies featuring photography in elementary schools; presents professional development for teachers and librarians who want to infuse their lessons with nature, photography, and book-making; and teaches nonfiction writing and photography to other writers.