Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart has written more than 50, and edited more than 200 science books for children. Her degrees in biology and science journalism testify to her ability and desire to make science come alive. Her devotion to getting kids excited about science and the natural world takes her into the woods, where she leads nature walks and into the classroom, where she teaches writing, at the Institute of Children's Literature and other places.

Melissa's work has garnered many awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Recommended Title and the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age.

Melissa lives in Northborough, MA.

Life in a Lake was the National Science Teachers Association Recommended Title.Life Without Light was the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.

The Institute of Children's Literature is in Redding, CT. (It offers correspondence courses, so Melissa has students all over the US and Canada, and some from other countries too.)