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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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HELP SAVE THE PLANET…ONE GEOCACHE AT A TIME! by Wendy Mass, bestselling children’s author of A Mango-Shaped Space and The Candymakers

When I find something I love, I tend to go all in and then I want to share it with everyone through my books. So it is with the hobby of Geocaching. In The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, … Continue reading

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THE SMALL THINGS by award-winning children’s author Miranda Paul

As a picture book writer, I have days where I only write one sentence or change a few words. At the end of the day, what I’ve completed seems so…small. But day after day turns into year after year of … Continue reading

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Raising Monarchs by award-winning nonfiction children’s author Steve Swinburne

I’m raising monarch butterflies. I bought an $18 mesh butterfly habitat terrarium from Amazon this summer. As of September 1st, I am hosting 10 chrysalises and 12 feeding larvae. Why am I growing monarch butterflies? Because this insect may be … Continue reading

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Two-time National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer explores the rainforest for his upcoming middle-grade series

My eyes lit up when I saw it—after a long hot day spent trekking in the Amazon, ant bites up and down my arms and sweat pooling in my clothes, I’d reached the lodge. It was constructed in the ancient … Continue reading

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HELPING THE PLANET, ONE REUSABLE BAG AT A TIME by JoAnn Early Macken, the author of more than 130 books for young readers

Many people know that producing plastic bags requires petroleum—a nonrenewable resource—as well as water and energy. While researching an educational book I wrote about plastic, I found some other disturbing facts: Most plastic bags are not biodegradable. If they are … Continue reading

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BATS ARE NOT SCARY! by (very) creative nonfiction author Conrad J. Storad

I’ve been blessed during my career as a science journalist. I’ve had the chance to write and edit thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines. Best of all, I’ve had the opportunity to write and edit more than 50 books … Continue reading

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CHEERS and CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 Authors for Earth Day Participants, who brought us to nearly $75K

The enthusiastic applause of hundreds of young readers roaring through the school! That’s what our A4ED authors & illustrators hear every year as we announce the conservation organizations that win our students’ votes. It’s quite a thrill! This year we supported 34 … Continue reading

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