Published April, 2020: PYTHON CATCHERS SAVING THE EVERGLADES. Long listed for Green Earth Award, 2020. Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield/ Pineapple Press Imprint. For 5-12-year-olds on the Burmese python invasion in the Everglades.
Published May, 2019, AMAZING, MISUNDERSTOOD BATS, nonfiction for grades 3-5. My latest book on this very special mammal was launched in July, 2019 at the Nature Detectives workshop in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
"This is a great read for any curious child. The pictures are INCREDIBLE and will keep kids (and adults) wanting to read it again and again. The text is straight forward and gives everyone new reasons to love bats and appreciate the niche they fill in the environment. This book also provides an opportunity to turn a Halloween staple into a learning moment. Even adults will likely pick up a few intriguing facts. "
--Wikki Krawczyk, Oct. 28, 2020 on Amazon
Published May, 2018, ANOLE INVASION, on the non-native backyard lizards displacing the native Carolina anole for grades 3-5.
"The children were listening, enthusiastic, and engaged the whole time. I love your book, ANOLE INVASION and will be sharing it with some nature lovers I know!" -- Lori Dubbin, Teacher/Author, 2019
Published January, 2018, THE NUTTY LITTLE VULTURE, fiction picture book for ages 3-5 based on facts of the different services vultures provide for our environment.
"Marta Magellan’s charming, intelligently written book THE NUTTY LITTLE VULTURE, beautifully illustrated by Mauro Magellan, takes on the symbiotic cycle of life ...Great message! It’s a short book with a brilliant educational and social message, perfectly illustrated to attract and keep total attention and fascination on message. I love this book for adults and kids of all ages."
--Excerpt of Amazon Review by Micaela Amateau Amato, Illustrator
"We LOVE this program and the positive, important impact it has on countless young people. We are so pleased and proud to partner with you!" --Bryanne Hamilton (and all of us at Southern Horticulture!), August 1, 2019
"Children's author, Marta Magellan, fascinated Pinecrest Library patrons while discussing her latest book, Anole Invasion. She informed the group about local invasive lizards and how to help the disappearing Anole creatures. Ms. Magellan had her huge crowd intrigued and eager to participate; her very informative presentation was a grand success!" --Jennifer Hernandez, Pinecrest Branch Miami-Dade Public Library, March, 2019.
"You were such a dynamic part of our Nature Detective Series in Ponte Vedra ... You have such knowledge of the subject and have such a flair for presentation...it is quite a memory." -Cathy Snyder Nature Detective Series Director, 2016"
"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!"
--Merlin Tuttle, Founder and Executive Director, Merlin Tuttle Bat Conservation, May 30, 2019
"It is exciting when a non-profit group; the Garden Club of St. Augustine, is able to work with such a talented writer and illustrator to achieve such a wonderful product. We hope the book will extend out to many other groups around the state and beyond who want to educate our youth about the importance of our environment and the animals and creatures who inhabit our planet...
your book could be used to stimulate interest as well as conservation for some of our most important creatures; our pollinators!"
--Carolyn Smith, President of the Las Adelfas Garden Circle in St. Augustine, April 19, 2019
"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, August 15, 2013