Marta Magellan

Children’s Nature Books & Presentations

Marta Magellan’s News

Published September 2022


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”

Published fall of 2022.

by Marta Magellan and

Mauro Magellan

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
Eifrig Publishing



Written by Marta, illustrated by Mauro Magellan

Purple Dragonfly Honor Award
Bronze Medal Florida Book Award
Green Earth Award Long list

What People are Saying

I received the copy of your book, Amazing, Misunderstood Bats…[T]he photos look great in print. Your book will help a new generation of youngsters to learn all the ways bats are helpful, not scary. I look forward to sharing it! May 30, 2019
Merlin Tuttle
Founder and Executive Director, Merlin Tuttle Bat Conservation

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