MEET DEBORAH AT THE 2019 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN JUNE AND THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL IN AUGUST
I was born and grew up in Philadelphia, where I spent countless hours reading and volunteering in the Free Library of Philadelphia. My favorite childhood book was E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, and to this day it inspires me, since the character of Charlotte is a writer like I am—though she writes her words in her spider web and I write them on my computer.
I went to Cornell University where I first started learning about ecology and the environment. I discovered my deep love for the ocean on many trips with my children to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which led me to write several ocean books. Into the A, B, Sea: An Ocean Alphabet has sold more than a quarter million copies.
My newest book for fall 2019, SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED, spotlights how scientists suit up, gown up, gear up, even dress up in costume to make new discoveries, save lives and save our planet. Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, coauthored with Idaho raptor biologist Janie Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest, is the true story of Beauty the Bald Eagle who was shot, rescued and received a pioneering prosthetic beak.
I read as much as I can from first thing in the morning until bedtime, especially about animals, science, history, and cultures around the world. I also love to walk in beautiful places that have lots of wild birds, and visit the ocean which has inspired many of my books.
NEW FOR FALL 2019—SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED!,
EXPLORE HOW SCIENTISTS SUIT UP, GOWN UP, GEAR UP, EVEN DRESS UP IN COSTUME TO MAKE NEW DISCOVERIES, SAVE LIVES AND SAVE OUR PLANET
COOK PRIZE CEREMONY TALK (1HR/30 min in)
Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of bestselling children’s books, including her newest STEM picture book SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED. Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle won the esteemed AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Bank Street College Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book, and Eureka! Gold Award from the California Reading Association. Her books include the bestselling and beloved stories The Twelve Days of Kindergarten and The Twelve Days of Winter (coming in paperback Fall 2019). Into the A, B, Sea has sold a quarter million copies. She lives in the Washington, DC area.
Deborah writes fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. She is an inspiring and engaging speaker who presents across the country at professional conferences, public book events, libraries and schools, where teachers tell her “You are the BEST author assembly we ever had!”
Deborah's books have been named to the Reading is Fundamental/2015 Macy’s Multicultural Collection, NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, California Teachers Association CALIFORNIA READS list, and Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Kids Books, and have won the Family Choice Award, the NAPPA Gold Award twice, and the Eureka! Gold and Silver Awards for Nonfiction from the California Reading Association.
Deborah helped create and directed communications for Howtosmile.org, the NSF/Oracle-funded online collection of more than 3,500 STEM activities for all ages, named a Best Website for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians and a Great Website for Kids by ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children. She helped create groundbreaking STEM apps with more than 1.5 million downloads, including DIY Sun Science and DIY Lake Science, as senior science writer for UC Berkeley’s renowned Lawrence Hall of Science. She also wrote major LHS exhibits including the Nanozone and Forces That Shape the Bay, and many Newspapers in Education STEM series.
Deborah has been Communications Consultant for the nationwide Congressional App Challenge, and Communications Director of Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which includes one of the oldest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S. She was one of the first National Science Writing Fellows of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She lives with her family in the Washington, DC are