Bookable Authors: Elementary Grades (Prek 2) Science

Christie Turnbull

Cynthia Argentine

Cynthia Argentine is a children’s book author and journalist living in Indiana. Before writing for children she earned a master’s degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School, and worked as an environmental and regulatory affairs consultant. View →

 

Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Marcie Flinchum Atkins taught fourth graders about dormancy before becoming an elementary school librarian. She holds an MA and MFA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. She lives with her family in Virginia. You can visit her at: www.marcieatkins.com. View →

 
Photo by Rose Dehne Lynne

Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril grew up in Montana, but she has lived in Arizona for a long time. Lynne knew she would always be an artist, but when she was younger her other passion was for horses. As an adult, her other passion is playing the bass in blues bands. Lynne received a BA in Art from the… View →

 

Gina Bellisario

Gina Bellisario is the author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers (and the grown-ups who read to them). She lives with her husband and their twin young readers in Park Ridge, Illinois. View →

 

Marianne Berkes

Marianne Berkes is the author of ten picture books, all inspired by her love of nature. A former teacher, librarian and children’s theater director, Marianne brings her experiences to good use, as she combines fact and fiction. Berkes is a favorite presenter at schools,… View →

 

Jennifer Boothroyd

Jennifer Boothroyd taught elementary school for many years. She currently helps visitors explore the outdoors at a local nature center. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and traveling. She is a huge Disney geek and loves planning trips to Walt Disney World… View →

 

Ken Bowser

Ken Bowser’s work has appeared in hundreds of books and countless periodicals. His work today is created digitally on a computer. He works out of his studio in Central Florida. View →

 

Lisa Bullard

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing. View →

 

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne grew up near Liverpool, U.K., and then moved to London to work as an illustrator by day and a crayon wielding crime fighter by night. He now lives with his wife and two cats in the countryside. He spends his days doodling and creating children’s books fueled only by tea… View →

 
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Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. View →

 

Rebecca Felix

Rebecca Felix lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she writes and edits children’s books. She has written books on many topics, and learning about new things is Rebecca’s favorite part of her job. View →

 

Sue Fliess

Sue Fliess is the author of over forty children’s books including Flash and Gleam: Light in Our World, Goldilocks and the Three Engineers, Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies series and more. Her background is in copywriting, public relations, art,… View →

 

Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the award-winning author of more than three dozen picture books, board books, and early readers including Who Is a Scientist?, I Got a Chicken for My Birthday, Dibs!, and Climate Warriors: Fourteen Scientists and Fourteen Ways to Save our Planet. A former science teacher… View →

 

Claudine Gévry

Claudine Gévry’s love for books and drawing naturally led her to what she calls “the best job on earth: children’s book illustrator.” She has illustrated many books and is at her happiest when painting cute animals or lush plants. She lives between the mountains and the ocean in View →

 

Maria Gianferrari

Maria Gianferrari is a community scientist, self-taught naturalist and bird nerd who holds an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English. She is the author of narrative nonfiction picture books which celebrate urban ecosystems, the natural world and our wild neighbors including… View →

 

Roberta Gibson

Roberta Gibson is an entomologist with a master’s degree from Cornell University. She worked for a number of years as a research specialist before she caught the writing bug. When she’s not writing, she reads, takes photographs, and studies martial arts. She lives in Phoenix, View →

 

Barry Gott

Barry Gott lives in Ohio and has illustrated many children’s books, including all of the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays books and What DO Teachers Do (After YOU Leave School)? View →

 
Greta Lindquist-Merlino

Jenna Grodzicki

Jenna Grodzicki has a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Boston College and a master’s in Education from the University of New England. After spending 15 years as an educator, Jenna is now a full-time writer. Learn more at www.jennagrodzicki.com. View →

 

Kelly Milner Halls

Kelly Milner Halls is a full-time children’s writer, specializing in quirky topics for reluctant readers. Kelly lives in Washington with her two daughters, one dog, too many cats, and a four-foot rock iguana. View →

 

Rebecca E. Hirsch

Rebecca E. Hirsch is an award- winning children’s author with a PhD in plant biology. Her picture books include Plants Can’t Sit Still and Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep while You Sleep. She lives with her husband and three children in State College,… View →