Welcome to           Platypus Media

Platypus Media was founded over 15 years ago by president and director Dia L. Michels, an award-winning author of books in women’s health and early childhood education. Our authors are respected experts in their fields, regularly quoted in international media and print publications and are sought-after speakers at conferences worldwide.

Platypus Media currently offers a selection of award-winning books, booklets, CDs, DVDs, videos and other products, many of which have garnered widespread praise. They have been honored in major book competitions, reviewed by School Library Journal, Booklist and featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Boston Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science.

Our list of endorsements includes American Association of Birth Centers, La Leche League International, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Teachers Association and the Carnegie Academy for Science Education. Our books have been featured on RIFNet and Maryland Public Television. Rave reviews pour in from librarians, home-schoolers, lactation professionals, museum educators, stores and parents alike. Our books have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Slovenian, Dutch, Turkish and Hebrew.

We are gratified at the strength of sales for our existing products and the international and multidisciplinary interest in our upcoming ones. We are especially proud that others feel that we are meeting our mission. As the well-respected pediatrician, Dr. William Sears, says:

Platypus Media’s books not only promote literacy, they promote families!

Our books are distributed to the book trade by National Book Network at www.NBNbooks.com or 800-464-6420. NBN is a dynamic, marketing, and distribution company servicing North American and overseas publishers.

To request a catalog or for information on sales and/or bulk purchases, please contact us.

Platypus Media -- Resources for Families, Teachers and Parenting Professionals
725 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC  20003
Toll-free: 1-877-PLATYPS (1-877-752-8977) or 202-546-1674
Fax: 202-546-2356

Platypus Media is committed to the promotion and protection of breastfeeding.
We donate six percent of our profits to breastfeeding organizations.