Darcy Pattison

Darcy Pattison

Children’s book author and indie publisher Darcy Pattison writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her works have received starred PW, Kirkus, and BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, and a 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Pattison grew up in the mountains of New Mexico where she helped her brothers catch spiders and insects for their collection, tried to corral horny toads, side-stepped rattlesnakes, and climbed the Continental Divide. She loves to write about wildlife, science fiction, and the kittens of KittyTube. WRITING TEACHER: In 1999, she created the Novel Revision Retreat, which she now teaches across the nation. For more, see http://www.darcypattison.com/speaking/ Books about how-to write include: START YOUR NOVEL: Six Winning Steps Toward a Compelling Opening Line, Scene and Chapter NOVEL METAMORPHOSIS: Uncommon Ways to Revise THE BOOK TRAILER MANUAL HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK 30 DAYS TO A STRONGER NOVEL CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR: Translated into ten languages, her books have been recognized for excellence by starred reviews, Book of the Year awards, state award lists and more. She is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children's literature. Titles include: NONFICTION Moment in Science series ECLIPSE: How the 1919 Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein's Theory of General Relativity POLLEN: Darwin's 130-Year Prediction **Fall 2019 Junior Library Guild selection** CLANG: Ernst Chladni's Sound Experiments **2019 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book BURN: Michael Faraday's Candle EROSION: How Hugh Bennett Saved America's Soil and Stopped the Dust Bowl **2021 NCSS Notable Social Studies Book** Another Extraordinary Animal series ROSIE THE RIBETER: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County NEFERTITI, THE SPIDERNAUT: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in Space **2017 NSTA Oustanding Science Trade Book** ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub **2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book** WISDOM THE ALBATROSS: SURVIVING THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI **Starred PW Review** Other Nonfiction THE NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER: A Fake News Story **Fall 2017 Junior Library Guild selection**, 2018 NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts DESERT BATHS **2013 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book** KENTUCKY BASKETBALL (America's Winningest Teams) PRAIRIE STORMS A LITTLE BIT OF DINOSAUR, co-written with Elleen Hutcheson, Starred Kirkus Review FICTION THE KITTYTUBERS SERIES WHEN KITTENS GO VIRAL THE KITTEN STARS KITTYWOOD THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD SERIES ENVOYS (short story prequel) SLEEPERS SIRENS PILGRIMS THE HEARTLAND TALES (novels) THE WAYFINDER THE FALCONER Fantasy Novels LIBERTY (novel) GARGOYLES (novel) VAGABONDS (novel) Contemporary Family Novels LONGING FOR NORMAL (novel) SAUCY AND BUBBA (novel) THE READ AND WRITE SERIES I WANT A DOG: My Argument Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill I WANT A CAT: My Argument Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill MY CRAZY DOG: My Narrative Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill MY DIRTY DOG: My Informative Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill Other Picture Books ROWDY: THE PIRATE WHO COULD NOT SLEEP, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN **Starred Kirkus, BCCB Reviews** SEARCHING FOR OLIVER K. WOODMAN 19 GIRLS AND ME THE RIVER DRAGON THE SCARY SLOPES 11 WAYS TO RUIN A PHOTOGRAPH WONKY: A ROBOTICS CLUB TALE, illustrated by Nathaniel Gold I CAN MAKE WISE CHOICES THE ALIENS INC. SERIES CHAPTER BOOKS, pictures by Rich Davis ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 1 - KELL, THE ALIEN ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 2 - KELL AND THE HORSE APPLE PARADE, ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 3 - KELL AND THE GIANTS ALIENC, INC. SERIES: Book 4 - KELL AND THE DETECTIVES FOR EDUCATORS MY STE(a)M NOTEBOOK: 150 YEARS OF PRIMARY SOURCES FROM AMERICAN SCIENTISTS For more see darcypattison.com/about For more on Darcy Pattison's books, see mimshousebooks.com
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