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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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Best-selling author Stuart Gibbs reminds us that we must actively protect wildlife before it’s too late

The northern white rhinoceros is going to go extinct in your lifetime. At this moment, there are only three of them left on Earth and they are all too old to breed. So soon, there will be no more northern white rhinos. … Continue reading

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF YOUR PLACE by prestigious science writer (for young people) Loree Griffin Burns

What’s natural history, you ask? My favorite definition was written by a teacher named Tom Fleischner. According to Tom, natural history is “the practice of giving focused attention to the more-than human world, and doing so with honesty and accuracy.” … Continue reading

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Award-winning children’s author Kay Frydenborg tries to see through different eyes

When I was six, I was a horse. On sneakered feet, I would canter around backyards and vacant lots in the Florida suburbs where I lived, snorting and whinnying as I imagined wild horses might do. At six, I’d never … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo! It’s time to Celebrate Our 2017 GREEN AUTHORs

At every Authors for Earth Day school visit, a generous A4ED participant willingly gives up their speaking fee to empower young readers. These generous gifts have long reach: Not only do they allow students to research environmental organizations and vote … Continue reading

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