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 4-6: National NSTA, Boston

📌 April 25: Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus

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MKC's  NEWS!

Alexander Graham Bell for Kids wins a AAAS/Subaru Prize!

February 2019: "Honoring the best in science books for children and young adults," the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration. I'm proud to announce that the 2019 winner in the category of Hands-On Science Book is Alexander Graham Bell for Kids! Subaru generously honored the winners at the AAAS meetings in DC in February. What fun!

Follow the Chase at www.StormChase2019.com

May 25, 2019: Photographer Tom Uhlman and I are going storm-chasing with The Tornado Scientist herself, Purdue University research meteorologist Robin Tanamachi and her students May 25 - June 1st. We'll be blogging and posting to social media from the road as we pursue big storms and hope to see a twister in action. Follow along at www.StormChase2019.com and on Twitter and Instagram.

WILDLIFE RANGER ACTION GUIDE is out now!

March 3, 2020: Birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals live all around you – and you can help protect them! My newest book is all turning your backyard (or schoolyard) into a local wildlife sanctuary by creating an animal-friendly habitat where wild residents can find food, water, shelter, and places to nest and raise their young. Be a Hero for Local Wildlife!

     Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creatures Close to Home is published by Storey and available wherever books are sold and online. Find out more here...