Author of books for kids about wildlife, nature, space, weather, and more!

Mary Kay Carson

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Mary Kay Carson is a nonfiction children’s book author. She’s written more than fifty books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and other science and history topics.

MK's Events

📌 April 27: Ohioana Book Festival

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Get Ready to Watch New Horizons Visit a KBO on New Years!

December 2018: Get caught up on the story so far, by reading MISSION TO PLUTO before the spunky spacecraft makes history again this New Years! Watch these web and social media sites for more, including live links during the first ever flyby of a Kuiper Belt object! New Horizons HQ:


Twitter:  @NASANewHorizons #UltimaThule #UltimaFlyby


Alexander Graham Bell for Kids makes NSTA Trade Book List

December 2018: Included on the National Science Teacher Association's prestigious 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Books list. Kirkus says, "The inventor of the telephone gets extensive treatment in this book, which combines biography, history, and activities for children... Bell invented the telephone, but what was his family like? What inspired him to work on the science of sound? What else did he do in his very productive lifetime? This book answers these questions and more..."  Save 10% here.

It's finally out! WEIRD ANIMALS hits stores January 1st

January 1, 2019: My newest book is out! WEIRD ANIMALS is a book I'd been hoping to publish for many years. It's based on a popular author visit program I give at elementary schools, called "Why Are These Animals So Weird." The book is full of fascinating photos of strange-looking critters with interactive text that challenges readers to predict the why behind the unusual animal anatomy. Find out more about this book here.