In 1834, Charles Darwin made a fascinating discovery: a male frog with a vocal sac full of tadpoles!

Scientist Marty Crump takes a closer look at these amazing creatures and unravels this mystery and many more.

Science can be strange, and Darwin's frogs prove it!

How Live Book Club Classes Work

Participation in the live book club includes access to a set of resources and activities as well as interactive components.

Participants receive

  • A suggested reading schedule
  • PDF reading guides with comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary/reading activities
  • Discussion board posts in our online classroom
  • Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
  • An invitation to a live discussion
  • A recording of the summary of the live discussion
  • An optional feedback add-on for the final paper/project
  • Rubrics for at-home feedback

Families are welcome to use as much or as little of the suggested resources and activities as they'd like to fit their interest and schedules.



Content Note:

Discussions of ecological crises.


April 1-30, 2023

Live Meeting:

Monday, April 24 from 1-2pm Eastern

Those who cannot attend the live session will receive a recorded summary.


A copy of the book Darwin's Frogs by Marty Crump (ISBN: 9781590788646). Borrowed, used, and audio formats will work.

  • Zoom account for live session
  • Microphone and camera for live session
  • PDF reader
  • Access to printer recommended

Select a pricing plan and sign up