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Children's books that inspire, teach, entertain and engage

Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of 15 children's books. Her newest book BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: The Inspring Story of an Eagle and Her 3D-Printed Prosthetic Beak (Persnickety Press, 2017) has been named to the California Teachers Association CALIFORNIA READS 2016-2017 list of Teacher Recommended Books. 
Deborah will speak about Beauty and STEM at the National Science Teachers Association conference in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31 from noon-1:30 pm. Her workshop "Beauty and the Beak" will be copresented by NSTA past president Dr. Karen Ostlund.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAK is coauthored with raptor biologist Jane Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest, who led the beak engineering team and takes care of Beauty the bald eagle. Deborah speaks at schools, conferences, libraries and festivals nationwide. {Contact her via the form on this site.}
INTO THE A, B, SEA, Deborah's ocean alphabet book, has sold nearly a quarter million copies and was named a New York Times recommended book for reading and sharing. Her humor-filled THE TWELVE DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN has become a school classic, and will be available in softcover too in 2017.  JIMMY THE JOEY, about a young koala's rescue in Australia, was named to the 2015 Reading is Fundamental/Macy's Multicultural Collection and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. The book won the California Reading Association Eureka Honor Award for Nonfiction. 
Deborah is also an internationally published science writer. She helped create and directed communications for, the award-winning, NSF/Oracle-funded STEM activity website based at UC Berkeley. For Berkeley's renowned Lawrence Hall of Science, she helped create free STEM activity apps that have been downloaded more than one million times. Deborah also directed communications for Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which includes the first wildlife hospital established in the U.S. 
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Deborah graduated from Cornell University and was a science writing fellow sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She lives with her family in Walnut Creek, CA, in the San Francisco Bay area.