Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Songju Ma Daemicke  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;


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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


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.