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I’m Dr. Alison Pearce Stevens. Thanks for stopping by my site!

As a writer for kids, I wear two hats—I’m a science writer by day and a spinner of tall nature and science tales by night (actually, in the wee hours of the morning—I’m an early bird). I’ve got lots of fun stuff here for kids, parents, and teachers. Click on any of the links above to find out more!

Represented by Alexandra Weiss, Azantian Literary Agency.



Latest News


August 24, 2021

Rhinos Hits the Airwaves

Today, I’m featured on the Solve It for Kids podcast (complete with book giveaway)!

If that’s not enough, the audiobook for Rhinos in Nebraska, narrated by Mark Sanderlin, also came out today. It’s perfect for a road trip to visit the Ashfall Fossil Beds! Available anywhere audiobooks are sold.


August 9, 2021

Reading/Language Arts Activities for Teachers

Did you know Rhinos in Nebraska is the perfect complement to the fourth grade curriculum, tying in with social studies, science, and language arts standards? I teamed up with reading specialist Jenny Heithoff to create reading and language arts activities for use in the classroom. You can find the full suite of activities at Jen’s Literacy Spot, and you can download one for free right now: just click here!


July 27, 2021

Goodreads Giveaway!

Rhinos in Nebraska is officially out in the world, and you can win a free copy! Enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win one of 15 free copies from Macmillan. Giveaway ends August 3rd.


July 9, 2021

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection!

Rhinos in Nebraska with JLG sealI am honored to have Rhinos in Nebraska included as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard book! These books are chosen by merit and are considered some of the best books available for children, with 95% of them going on to win awards and starred reviews.

Learn more about Rhinos in Nebraska and preorder on the Books page.





June 10, 2021

Great Reviews!

Reviews are coming in, and Rhinos in Nebraska is a hit!

“Young fossil enthusiasts will be fascinated by this story of the Ashfall Fossil Beds.” – Booklist

“Jaw-dropping nonfiction” – Child’s Play Toys and Books

“Welcome evidence that paleontology is about more than dinosaurs.” – Kirkus Reviews