As a writer of fiction and nonfiction for children, my books include:

* Thomas Jefferson Grows A Nation
* For the Birds: the life of Roger Tory Peterson
* Snow Dance
* Farmer George Plants A Nation
* Joshua the Giant Frog
* Forensic Anthropology: the Science of   Talking Bones

Along with my co-author, Margery Facklam, I am also pleased to share more than 70 years of combined writing and publishing experience in a new writer's guide, Anatomy of Nonfiction: Writing True Stories for Children.

I am an instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature (ICL), a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Rochester Area Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (RACWI), and iNK THINK TANK.

Browse through the books and bio, and let me know how I can help you or your organization achieve your goals -- to book a school visit, inspire young readers, hone your writing craft, or get published,

Chosen by the Nebraska Farm Bureau as 2008 Best Agricultural Book for Children grades 4-5
Contact me at: Pegtwrite@aol.com

Break into Publishing withh:

Thomas Jefferson
Grows A Nation

Children's Notable Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA)

Nebraska Farm Bureau Book of the Year 2015

Gelette Burgess Award for American History

CRA Silver Medal

Kansas Reading Circle


Harold Underdown reviewed ANATOMY on his Purple Crayon SIte. THANKS HAROLD!

A new review of For the Birds on Birder's Library.

An interview with Laura Jacques, illustrator of FTB.

Farmer George Plants a Nation is now in Paperback!

FOR THE BIRDS received the National Outdoor Books Award 2012!

Bank Street College of Education chooses FOR THE BIRDS as one of their Best Children's Books of the Year.

For the Birds earned the John Burrough's Nature Books for Young Readers Award

For the Birds awarded the 2012 literacy citation from the Colonial Dames of America.

Interview on AM BUFFALO 

FOR THE BIRDS  chosen by NCTE Orbis Pictus as a Recommended title.

A Guest Blog at Cynsations. about writing Aof NF.

Anatomy of Nonfiction: - What people are saying: "Anatomy of Nonfiction is a delightful treasure trove--conversational and up-to-date, insightful and savvy. A must-read for all lovers of youth literature, whether nonfiction is their specialty or not."
-- Cynthia Leitich Smith (New York Times bestselling and award-winning author)

"Picture the Science"  article in Children's Writer Newsletter,
Nov. 2011

Blog post  - Below the Falls -- about my visit to the Lewiston Public Library.

* Farmer George nominated for the South Carolina State Book Award.

*An Interview I gave on Cynsations, Cynthia Leitich Smith's blogspot.

* Farmer George on Youtube

* Farmer George selected for Keystone to Reading Book Award.

* Farmer George nominated for the Indiana Young Hoosier Award 2010-2011

* Article in the Batavian