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Acclaimed children’s Poet Ted Scheu is Worried and Angry. And a little Green and Blue.

I’m Worried and Angry. Hi, it’s a pleasure to meet you. Yes, that’s my new name. Worried and Angry. I’m worried and angry for my grandson. For us. For the earth. And I am not sleeping very well these days—especially … Continue reading

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WATER RITES by Peter Catalanotto, the cleverly talented illustrator-author of Robot and Monkey

My siblings and I affectionately refer to our mother’s daily ritual of water collection and distribution as “boot camp.” When we visit her home in the Southwest, the workout begins at dawn. Before the sun begins to bake her yard, … Continue reading

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Jump for joy! It’s time to celebrate our 2018 GREEN AUTHORs!

As we launch into our 10th Annual A4ED Season, we are happy to announce 2018 GREEN AUTHORs: Patricia Newman, Elissa Brent Weissman, and Linda Crotta Brennan. Donating to conservation through at least five annual Authors for Earth Day school visits, … Continue reading

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Middle-grade novelist Kristin O’Donnell Tubb suggests a brilliant holiday gift inspired by the sea

“What should I get the kids for Christmas?” Several years ago, I was on the phone with my sister, and this question was one I’d tried to answer for other relatives already. But the fact was, my kids needed nothing. … Continue reading

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NATURE INSPIRES! by Jennifer Swanson, who was recently honored at the 2018 Green Earth Book Awards

If I had to pick one thing that led to my career as a science writer, I would say it began in nature. I loved being outdoors as a kid. I would go camping every chance I got. I spent … Continue reading

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BOOK, PAPER, TREE by best-seller Dan Gutman (who interviewed his author and illustrator friends for this blog)

Books are made out of paper. Paper is made out of trees. Duh. As an author who cares about the environment, I can’t help but wonder how many trees get cut down to produce my books. Of course, it’s impossible … Continue reading

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SIMPLE ACTS SAVE LIVES by kid-enchanting nonfiction author Heather L. Montgomery

It was a clear April morning and I was riding my bike along my little country lane when I heard it— CRUNCH. My tires rolled over a body as flat as a smashed coke can. My neck craned, my nose … Continue reading

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Elissa Brent Weissman’s first main character, Fara Ross, caught the wave of cool by accident

Writing and publishing are slow. From the time I start writing a book to the time it’s available in bookstores and libraries, it’s usually about three or four years, sometimes longer. This means authors can’t really follow trends when they … Continue reading

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BECAUSE OF A BIRD by Jennifer Ward, award-winning author of humor- and nature-themed books for children and adults

Because of a bird, my eyes opened to the big-wide world around me in such a marvelous way. I have always been a nature girl. But you know that scene in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, where the Grinch’s heart … Continue reading

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Team ’18 mentors an estimated 12,000 students while taking Authors for Earth Day total contributions past $92,000

What wouldn’t a person do, to help the most wondrous products of four billion years of creation?   – Richard Powers, The Overstory MEET TEAM ’18, twenty-two award-winning authors and illustrators from across the United States, who stepped up to help … Continue reading

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