Melissa Stewart

Born:  1968

Meet the author Melissa Stewart:


Author Biography:

“Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children, including the ALA Notable Feathers: Not Just for Flying, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen, the SCBWI Golden Kite Honor title Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis; and Can an Aardvark Bark?, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins. She co-wrote (with Nancy Chesley) Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science; K-2 and Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, Grades 3-5 and edited the anthology Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep: 50 Award-winning Authors Share the Secret of Engaging Writing.

Melissa earned a BS in biology from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and a master’s degree in science and environmental journalism from New Your University. She maintains the award-winning blog Celebrate Science and serves on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators board of advisors. Her highly-regarded website features a rich array of nonfiction writing resources.”—-from


Books by Melissa Stewart:

Books About Animals:

Books About Earth and Space Science:

Books About Plants and Our Environment:

Books About Physical Science:

Books About Math and Technology:

Books About Health and the Human Body:

Books About Experiments and Activities:


Contact Melissa Stewart:

Email:  [email protected]

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