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

📌 Sept 26: Greater Cincinnati Catholic Library Assoc.

📌 Oct 20: Books by the Banks in Cincinnati, Ohio

📌 Nov 3: OKI Children's Literature Conference, Crestview Hills, KY


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Nonfiction for Kids with Fun Activities


Kirkus gives Mission to Pluto a Starred Review!

November 2, 2016: The first review is in and it's a starred one from Kirkus, saying, "The author’s enthusiasm shines through her clear, conversational narrative, and she quotes from personal interviews as well as press conferences and releases, extending the book’s intimacy." Yeah! Read the entire review at Kirkus and learn more at


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Mary Kay Carson at Ohioana Book Festival in April!

February 2, 2018: The invites have been sent! Come see the author and have books signed at Ohioana's Book Festival. The 2018 Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:30a.m.-5:00p.m. at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215. It is a FREE event open to the public, no registration required.

It's out! Alexander Graham Bell for Kids!

June 1, 2018: My newest book is out! 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.