Alison Pearce Stevens


I’m 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, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.



Latest News


September 1, 2020

Now booking virtual visits!

The school year is off to a wild start! My kids wander into my at-home writing office at all hours, because they got out of virtual class early–it throws me for a loop every single time. I know teachers are still figuring out how to make it all work this year–you are HEROES and I’m grateful for every one of you. If you’re interested in a virtual author visit, I am currently booking for the 2020-2021 school year–and I still have FREE visits available for both fall and spring.  See my author visits page and let me know how I can help you keep your students engaged and excited about reading, writing, and STEM.

March 23, 2020

PARENTS AND TEACHERS–find great science activities here!

The shift to remote learning is a tough one, especially if you were utterly unprepared for it. I taught online classes for years, so I have some idea what you’re going through (and I am helping my own kids through this new phase of life), but I also had months to prepare for those classes. This is a challenging time, but I have resources that can make it a tiny bit easier!

If you are looking for engaging science writing plus activities and/or discussion questions for your kids/students, please see the topics listed under the Teachers tab. These link to curated collections of stories; you can find a link to classroom activities and/or discussion questions that accompany that particular story below each article on those pages .

I have also reopened my virtual visits; if you and your students would like a virtual visit, please see my Author Visits page for more information.

February 7, 2020

I love World Read Aloud Day!
I had a fabulous time talking to classes in Alberta, Massachusetts, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, and Connecticut this week. Thanks to the teachers and librarians for inviting me to share my favorite Weird but True stories and chat with your students!