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    About our Author
    Sandra Markle
    Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant.

    Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist.

    Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links.

    Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
    Awards
    Bluestem Award
    Book Links Lasting Connection
    Children's Crown Award
    Horned Toad Tales List
    IRA Teacher's Choices
    CBC Children's Choices
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    IRA Teacher's Choices
    AAAS/Subaru SB&
    F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
    Benjamin Franklin Award
    Book Links Lasting Connection
    Booklist Top 10 Books on the Environment for Youth
    Booklist Top 10 Science and Health Books for Youth
    Cybils
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Orbis Pictus Award
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    VOYA Nonfiction Honor List
    AAAS/Subaru SB&
    F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
    Booklist Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth
    Building STEAM with Día Book List
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    ALA Notable Children's Books
    Cybils
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    CBC Children's Choices
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    SSLI Book Award
    CBC Children's Choices
    IRA Young Adults' Choices
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction
    CBC Children's Choices
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction
    CBC Children's Choices
    SSLI Book Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    School Library Journal Best Book
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book Award
    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction
    CBC Children's Choices
    Science Books &
    Films Best Books
    Book Links Lasting Connection
    Orbis Pictus Award
    SSLI Book Award
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction
    4 questions for Sandra Markle
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Half Magic by Edward Eager
    2.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    Jean Craighead George tops the list.
    3.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I wanted to share my love of science with children.
    4.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Write what you’re passionate about and enjoy the process. Be willing to revise until what you’ve written shines. Then believe in yourself and be tireless in your effort to have your work published.