About

Angela Isaacs dressed as a mad scientist

Hi! I'm Angela Isaacs

I’m the author of five children’s books (and counting!) including The Little Elephants’ Big Adventures series, a research-backed series that teaches preschool-level math written in collaboration with education researchers at Purdue University.

When I’m not writing, I run a small web-design business out of my home in Urbana, Illinois, which I share with my partner, two kids, two dogs, two cats, and too many dust bunnies.

Author Bio

Angela Isaacs writes books that children demand to read repeatedly (and that their adults happily agree to.) Her books often include adventure, mystery, humor, and STEM topics.

As a kid, she loved stories but took a bit longer to love reading. Teachers explained that with her congenital cataracts. She had four eye surgeries at age 6 and had to wear bifocals until she was old enough for contacts.

Angela age 10
A young adult Angela showing off her Master's research at a conference

As an adult, she learned she is also dyslexic and has ADHD. That explains why she was a slow reader, even with vision correction, and why she had to repeat first grade for “socio-emotional development.”

She has a degree in psycholinguistics – the nerdy intersection of linguistics and neuroscience. Now a recovering academic, her background comes in handy writing the research-backed preschool math series, The Little Elephants’ Big Adventures and other forthcoming series with collaborators at Purdue University.

When not writing, she runs a small web-design business out of her home in Urbana, Illinois. She lives with her partner, two kids, two dogs, two cats, and too many dust bunnies.

Angie as a grown-up author
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