We are delighted to announce that World rights to CHASING GUANO: THE DISCOVERY OF A PENGUIN SUPERCOLONY by Helen Taylor has been acquired by Jonathan Eaton while at Tilbury House, with Sarah Rockett editing, planned for 2024 publication! 

CHASING GUANO: THE DISCOVERY OF A PENGUIN SUPERCOLONY is a middle grade nonfiction book about how a group of scientists discovered an enormous penguin colony in Antarctica after spotting a whole lot of pink poop on satellite images. 

Helen Taylor is a science-loving children’s writer in Santa Cruz, California. She started telling quirky stories at the California Academy of Sciences, a museum and research institution in San Francisco, where she wrote about polar bear hair plugs, catfish physicals, and other curiosities. In 2019, she received the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Work-in-Progress Grant for Nonfiction. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her traipsing through the redwoods with her family. Or stargazing. Or daydreaming about tacos.

Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency represented the author.

Congratulations Helen!