Children’s Nature Books & Presentations
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
Long listed for the Russell Freedman Nonfiction Award for a Better World
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
by Marta Magellan and
Bee Catastrophe, We’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone
Written by Marta Magellan and Illustrated by Mauro Magellan
Bees are disappearing, and this book explores what life would be like without bees and discusses how such a disaster could be happening with tips on how we can help avert this catastrophe.
Publishing Date, January 1, 2023
Fourth book in the Pollinators and Garden Helpers Series
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
A Guest Speaker Your Students Will Love.
And you will too!
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