Children’s Nature Books & Presentations
Marta’s Latest Book
We’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone
Written by Marta Magellan and Illustrated by Mauro Magellan
This beautifully illustrated book touches on several causes leading to the collapse of the bee population, especially the new super-pesticides. Children will learn how connected humans are to the natural world through one little insect.
Publishing Date, January 1, 2023
Fourth book in the Pollinators and Garden Helpers Series
Marta Magellan’s News
Published September 2022
JUST WILD ENOUGH: MIREYA MAYOR, PRIMATOLOGIST
A picture book biography of Mireya Mayor, who traded her pom-poms as a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins to explore wild places as a primatologist. She even discovered a brand new species.
An inspirational story that shows how an explorer and a scientist don’t look one certain way. ~ Booklist
Pleasing and stimulating. ~ Kirkus Reviews
Russell Freedman Nonfiction Award for a Better World Long List
Published by Albert Whitman & Co.
Curriculum Tie-ins: primates, lemurs, conservation, endangered species
Classroom Activity: Be a backyard explorer like Dr. Mayor when she was young.
1. Video: YouTube “Become a Backyard Explorer” https://youtu.be/gxYZMSjgCbI
DRAGONFLIES: WATER ANGELS AND BRILLIANT BIOINDICATORS, 2020
Written by Marta, illustrated by Mauro Magellan
Purple Dragonfly Honor Award
Bronze Medal Florida Book Award
Green Earth Award Long list
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What an amazing author visit, Marta! Thank you so much for traveling up to us. The families were thrilled! Thank you again for all you did for us – we’re so glad so many came and had a great time! I hope we can work with you again in the future.Anne Crawford, Youth Services Coordinator for St. Johns County Public Library System