Songju Ma Daemicke grew up in Jilin, China and came to the United States in 1996.  Songju lives in Glenview, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, with her husband and their daughters.


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 Chong Cao Weighs an Elephant 
              
           By Songju Ma Daemicke,illustrated by Christina Wald , published by   Arbordale Publishing          
 
2017  Fall
   
     How does one weigh a huge elephant in ancient China without the use of a modern day scale? This question confused all the most learned advisers, but not seven year old Chong Cao, who cleverly uses a science principle to solve the problem of determining the weight of an elephant.

Read A Case of Sense for free this summer

If you haven't read my book A Case of Sense, here is a wonderful opportunity to read it for free, along with 24 other fabulous fun and educational books from the Creative Minds series, Abordale Publishing. Receive a free book as a reward if you read twenty-five books!



Travel around the world in books this summer and learn something new along the way!
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     A wonderful start to 2017
     A Case of Sense,  was just selected by the Kansas NEA Reading Circle for their 2017 catalog. School library-media specialists across the state use this catalog to buy great books for their school libraries.

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Monarch Award Nominee

A Case of Sense





While I did not make the finalists list, I am still very proud of my book and feel honored to have been nominated.

A Case of Sense is on the "Holiday reading for the little ones and their middle-school siblings" recommended book list. See East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News (California Newspapers)

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"A folktale retelling that's well-suited to a new generation of young readers." KIRKUS Reviews

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Book Signing
2016 ISLMA Conference

Friday, Nov. 4 , 2016 2:00-4:00pm
SCBWI-IL Booth,  2016 ISLMA Conference 

Tinley Park Convention Center Holiday Inn.
18451 Convention Center Drive,
Tinley Park, IL. 60477

芝加哥侨学网关于我的新书《闻香案》的新闻报道
Songju was featured in the Chinese of Chicago



    美国的出版业竞争非常激烈,作为第一代移民的中国女子,马松桔要用英文写作,要达到出版业对英文语言艺术的要求,特别是能达到儿童教育系列丛书的水平,这并不是一件很容易的事情。但是,马松桔做到了,她在照顾孩子、家庭的同时,报名参加英文写作班培训,凭着坚忍不拔的毅力,还有东方女性的智慧,她的作品最终获得了美国出版界的认可。

    马松桔计划在未来出版儿童教育类系列丛书,《闻香案》(The Case of Sense)是第一本,此系列的第二本(Chong Cao Weighs an Elephant),则预期将在明年面世。《闻香案》也在亚马逊书城和Barnes & Nobles正式发行。

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Songju Ma Daemicke was featured in the China Daily

      Songju Ma Daemicke was born in Jilin, one of China's northeastern provinces, and came to the United States in 1996 to advance her education, eventually earning a master's in computer science. She married and moved to the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, working as a software engineer for Motorola until her twin daughters were born.

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Picture book 
A Case of Sense  
              By Songju Ma Daemicke, illustrated by Shennen Bersani , published by    Arbordale Publishing , 2016 
      
     The greedy and calculating Fu Wang cooks a feast in his yard and then demands that his neighbors pay for the delicious smells.  How will the judge rule in this unusual case?  Should the neighbors have to pay?
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