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Blog – Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini

Award-winning author and illustrator

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I found my books in the California Academy of Sciences library :)

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:41:27 +0000

Have you explored the recently reopened California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park? It’s a fantastic, interactive place, with an indoor rainforest, a planetarium, a knobby green roof (which you can inspect from an observation deck that offers a view of the entire city as well) and an entire subterranean level full […]

The Forever Forest wins Moonbeam Award

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 23:19:03 +0000

The Forever Forest was recently awarded the MoonBeam Children’s Book Award (Silver) for Environmental Issues. About the Moonbeam Award Presented by Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher Online, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Awards will […]

The Forever Forest Reviewed by Audubon Magazine

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:14:34 +0000

“When Peter arrives in Costa Rica, he’s greeted by the biggest butterfly he’s ever seen: a blue morpho, with shiny turquoise wings. It’s just one of a variety of creatures he encounters during his first trip to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, a real tropical preserve in Monteverde that kids in 44 countries, and counting, have […]

The Forever Forest wins iParenting Media Award

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:36:44 +0000

The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure was recently recognized as a 2008 Outstanding Product in the Book category by, a Disney Internet Group media property. iParenting Media’s Award Program provides a credible and objective method of determining the best products and recognizes those products with their iParenting Media Award. They are dedicated […]

The Teachers Who Change Lives

Sat, 10 May 2008 06:38:39 +0000

This weekend, my husband Gabriel, and our good friend Michael Booth, drove out to Marthasville, MO. Our 9th grade biology teacher, Ted Munnecke, and his wife Martha, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Gabriel took this picture of me, Ted Munnecke, and Michael. It was a great […]

School Visit: Richmond Heights, MO

Fri, 09 May 2008 15:56:53 +0000

I am excited that this year it’s working out to visit more local schools here in the St. Louis area! Today I spent the afternoon at MRH Elementary in Richmond Heights, MO, which is only about 15 minutes from my house. I gave two presentations – one for the 2nd and 3rd graders and the […]

Book Signing: St. Charles, MO

Sun, 04 May 2008 04:53:51 +0000

Today I did another book signing with Rachel Crandell, the co-author of The Forever Forest. This time we met up at Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO. Rachel arranged this event, and it was good to catch up with her, since she has also been doing all kinds of school visits with the new […]

School Visit: Mehlville, Missouri

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:05:06 +0000

Happy Earth Day! I visited Hagemann Elementary School in Mehlville, Missouri today, where I talked with the fourth and fifth graders in the library. They were a great group, and asked lots of good questions about the writing and illustrating process. Some of the kids even took notes as I spoke. I could tell there […]

Book Signing: St. Louis Zoo

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 02:17:55 +0000

To help celebrate Earth Day, Rachel Crandell and I were invited to do a book signing with our new book, The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure, and my very first book, A Walk in the Rainforest. 🙂

School Visit: Monterrey, Mexico

Sat, 19 Apr 2008 07:34:12 +0000

Buenos dias! Just a couple of days ago, I returned from visiting the American School in Monterrey, Mexico. I took my husband Gabriel with me, and we had a fantastic time. We flew down from St. Louis, MO on Wednesday 09 April, and got caught in the massive American Airlines flight cancellation surprise. Fortunately, my […]