ABOUT CARRIE PEARSON

  • Carrie Pearson feels that being a children’s book author represents the best merger of her education, occupations, and passion. She holds a BA in early childhood education from the University of Michigan, taught at the University’s preschool, and then moved into the business world for 15+ years. She is now a full-time children’s book author and owner of a consulting business in the children’s book industry. She is a Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Michigan chapter and a member of Michigan Reading Association, Society of Midland Authors, and Upper Peninsula Publishers
    and Authors Association among other literacy-focused organizations. Carrie is the proud recipient of the 2019 Michigan Reading Association’s Gwen Frostic Award for literacy development.

    Carrie is the author of three traditionally published nature-themed
    picture books, A WARM WINTER TAIL (gold Gelette Burgess Award, Nature for All
    Ages), A COOL SUMMER TAIL, and STRETCH TO THE SUN: FROM A TINY SPROUT TO THE TALLEST TREE ON EARTH (silver Eureka Award for outstanding nonfiction) and two upcoming nonfiction picture books REAL PRINCESSES CHANGE THE WORLD (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan April 2023) and VIRGINIA WOULDN’T SLOW DOWN: THE UNSTOPPABLE DR. APGAR AND HER LIFE-SAVING INVENTION (Norton Young Readers/W.W. Norton August 2023). Carrie would love to be social with you on Twitter @carrieapearson, Pinterest
    carrieapearson, Instagram @carrieapearson.author, and Facebook carrieapearson and
    through her website www.carriepearsonbooks.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Children’s book author, former early ed teacher, author visits and speaker, SCBWI RA, finder of amazing stories and the best words to tell them.

    For current news, school visit information, and lots more, please visit my website.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    When Cuba Came to Marquette


    Michigan History Magazine

    2010