ABOUT ALISON PEARCE STEVENS

  • I’ve been chased by a trumpeter swan, bitten by a bronze-winged duck, and served as a climbing wall for geckos and baby bats. I used to be a beekeeper and still think pollinators are some of the coolest things on the planet. I write about science and nature for kids, because I’m an educator at heart who loves to share cool things with the world’s most curious people.
     
     
    I write lots of fun nonfiction: articles, picture books, and middle grade books. I also write middle grade novels. All of my work is inspired by a love of science and nature. I’m a regular contributor to Science News Explores, Highlights, ASK, and other kids’ magazines, and have written for National Geographic Kids Books. Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds (Henry Holt BYR, 2021) was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and won three Nebraska Book Awards. Animal Climate Heroes (Henry Holt) and Detective Dogs are on the Case (Holiday House) are scheduled for release in 2024.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • As a former scientist, I bring my background into everything I do (because scientists are really just big, curious kids and the natural world is full of incredible things).

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Conservation is going to the dogs

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    Science News for Students

    2020

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    Soggy coastal soils? Here's why ecologists love them

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    Science News for Students

    2020

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    Tattoos: the good, the bad and the bumpy

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    Science News for Students

    2017

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    The power of 'like'

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    Science News for Students

    2017

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    Think you're not biased? Think again

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    Science News for Students

    2017

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    Under the Ice

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    Highlights

    2012

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    When every face is a stranger's face

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Why are Bees Vanishing?

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    Science News for Students

    2014

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    Around the world, birds are in crisis

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    Science News for Students

    2020

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    Caught in the Act

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    Science News for Students

    2013

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    Concussion: More than 'getting your bell rung'

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    Science News for Students

    2013

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    Cool Jobs: Planet Protectors

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    Science News for Students

    2012

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    Don't snooze on getting enough sleep

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    Science News for Students

    2019

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    How Many Turns for the Tern?

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    Highlights

    2013

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    Increasingly, chocolate makers turn to science

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    Science News for Students

    2018

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    It's a Jungle Up There

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    ASK

    2013

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    Mane Attraction

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    ASK

    2013

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    Saving the banana

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    Science News for Students

    2014

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    What is IQ--and how much does it matter?

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    Science News for Students

    2016

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    Athletes’ head injuries can provoke surprisingly long-lasting harm

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    Science News for Students

    2018

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    Here's what puts teen drivers at greatest risk of a crash

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    Science News for Students

    2018

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    How Bats Slurp at Night

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    Highlights

    2012

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    How Brainy are Monkeys?

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    Highlights

    2013

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    Nano air pollutants strike a blow to the brain

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    Science News for Students

    2014

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    Ocean energy could be the wave of the future

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    Science News for Students

    2019

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    What makes a pretty face?

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    Science News for Students

    2016

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    Caught in the Act

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    Science News for Students

    2013

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    Social meda: What's not to like?

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    Science News for Students

    2017

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    Stress for Success

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Stem Cells: The secret to change

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    Science News for Students

    2013

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    Pathways to Research: Pursuing a passion

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    Science News for Students

    2012

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    Some Dirt Won't Hurt

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    Muse

    2014

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    Tiny plastic, big problem

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    What Do They Eat?

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    Boys' Quest

    2012

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    Powered by poop and pee?

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    Science News for Students

    2016

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    At the Animal Clean Plate Club

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    ASK magazine

    2015

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    Young scientists tackle abstract problems

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    Science News for Students

    2012

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    The dirt on soil

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Cool jobs: Finding new uses for nature's poisons

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Big future for super small science

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Cool jobs: All in your head

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Champions of Hibernation

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    Highlights

    2014

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    Harry Potter reveals secrets of the brain

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    Science News for Students

    2015

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    Learning rewires the brain

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    Science News for Students

    2014

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    How people have been shaping the earth

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    Science News for Students

    2014

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    Some Dirt Won't Hurt

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    Science News for Students

    2013