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New Books

Applesauce Day

August 2017

Join Maria and her family as they mix up a batch of tasty applesauce!

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Finding a Dove for Gramps

November 2018

Jay and his mother take part in the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Will they able to find a special bird for Gramps?

Read more here

News & Notes

Upcoming Events

Find me at one of these upcoming events:

  • July 6, 2019 - Book signing at Lehman's in Kidron, OH

Coming Soon!

Amazing Amphibians


Coming in January 2020: A new book in the Young Naturalists series from Chicago Review Press. Stay tuned for more details!

Plants Fight Back!


This fun, nonfiction rhyming picture book highlights plant defense mechanisms. Plants Fight Back will be published by Dawn Publications in 2020.


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© 2019 by Lisa Amstutz

Header image by Maria Luisa Di Gravio © by Albert Whitman & Company

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