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Short Bio

Leslie Barnard Booth writes lyrical picture books about science and nature. She is the author of A Stone Is a Story (Simon & Schuster/McElderry), a Kids' Indie Next pick and NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, and the forthcoming picture books One Day This Tree Will Fall (Simon & Schuster/McElderry) and I Am We: A Story of Survival (Chronicle). Leslie lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves exploring the natural world with her family. Visit her at lesliebarnardbooth.com.

Long Bio

Leslie Barnard Booth writes lyrical picture books about science and nature. She is the author of A Stone Is a Story (Simon & Schuster/McElderry), a Kids' Indie Next pick and NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, and the forthcoming picture books One Day This Tree Will Fall (Simon & Schuster/McElderry) and I Am We: A Story of Survival (Chronicle). She has taught at preschool, elementary, and college levels and holds an MFA in creative writing and an MS in education from the University of Oregon.

Leslie grew up in Washington State, among giant trees and rugged mountains, and as a child her pockets were always full of rocks. She is now a mom to two daughters, and her children often inspire her creative work. She learns a lot from watching how they approach nature—the way they pause, crouch, and look closely at even the littlest, humblest creatures. Thanks to them, she's relearned what children seem to know intuitively: that every snail, stone, and clump of moss is full of wonder, if only we take the time to look. Leslie lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at lesliebarnardbooth.com.

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Book Covers

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Cover of the nonfiction picture book A Stone Is a Story, written by Leslie Barnard Booth, illustrated by Marc Martin. Mountains and sunset, dinosaurs and birds.
Cover of the picture book One Day This Tree Will Fall by Leslie Barnard Booth, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. Showing huge old-growth Douglas fir tree with holes in it and broken branches, surrounded by wildlife such as birds, insects, and squirrels. Includes pileated woodpecker.
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