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I’m award-winning children’s author 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. 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

March 5, 2024

Book birthday!

Animal Climate Heroes in yellow text above four superhero-styled animals: whale, elephant, echidna, and sea otter. They are leaping out from planet Earth.

Animal Climate Heroes! bursts onto bookshelves everywhere today! Meet the superheroes: great whales, sea otters, forest elephants, and echidnas. Get ready to learn all about these four-legged—and two-flippered—critters and how YOU can be a climate hero, too.

If you want a signed copy plus some fun swag, check out the Animal Climate Heroes! book page.

March 3, 2024

World Wildlife Day chat with the WWF

In honor of World Wildlife Day, I teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund as part of their Pandas and Prose webinar series. Danielle Brigida and I talked about Animal Climate Heroes! and how to stay positive in the face of climate change. Check it out here.

February 20, 2024

Fuse 8 interview and exclusive excerpt from Animal Climate Heroes!

A Fuse 8 Production - Betsy Bird

Today, I’m featured on the School Library Journal Fuse 8 blog in an interview with Betsy Bird! You can learn more about what went in to writing Animal Climate Heroes, which animal is my favorite, and get an exclusive sneak peek. Check it out here.

February 14, 2024

Book deal!

I’m excited to announce my next middle grade nonfiction book, due out Summer 2025! The Wild Mile will be my second book in Holiday House’s Books for a Better Earth collection. When most people think of Chicago, they think of the city—or the river—but not wildlife. One group of people is working to change that. They’ve begun restoring long-lost habitat along the banks of the Chicago River in the heart of the city, creating space for nature and people.

January 3, 2024

Debut picture book

When Beavers Move In book deal announcement on forest background with two beavers in a lodge.

I’m delighted to announce that my first picture book has been acquired by Laura Godwin at Godwin Books/Henry Holt. Due out in Winter 2026, it showcases the extraordinary ways the Tulalip Tribes are healing their ancestral lands by reintroducing beavers to the Cascade Mountains. Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan will bring the story to life.

September 20, 2023

Gold Standard Selection!

Gold circle that reads JLG Gold Standard

I am so honored that the Junior Library Guild has selected Animal Climate Heroes! as a Gold Standard book (my second!). I’m thrilled to know this book will be in libraries across the nation, where kids can learn how to protect our animal climate heroes–and become climate heroes themselves.