Welcome to Marianne's Web Site

With gourd artists, Diane and Brad Harris

Mrs. Purdham's Pumpkin Project

A "Story Walk" in the woods!

"Over in the Forest" was the story!

March 2015

Now an app, as well as a Board Book, Paperback and Hardcover book!

Bird songs in the marsh!

Dioramas students created of some of my books.

Now an App!

Now available!

2012 FAME Conference

August, 2012

Winner of 12 Awards!

Palmetto Elementary

On the Morning Show with Tech Crew at Windy Hill Elementary School.

Clay Springs Elementary presented me with their own adaptation!

"April is for Authors"

Winner of ten awards!

Autographing at the Palm Beach Zoo

FRA Conference in Orlando

Illustrator, Jill Dubin at BEA 2011

UCF Book Festival-- Authors Berkes, Caffery, Escue and Annino

Booksigning at the Palm Beach Zoo

NSTA Conf. in San Francisco

At the Book Loft on Amelia Island

With fellow panelist, author/illustrator, Frank Remkiewicz at USF,Sarasota

Released March 2010

Autographing at Barnes & Noble

"Young Authors" Celebration

Now available through Lerner as an "E" book!

New & Noteworthy News!

More about "Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration"

October 30, 2011


Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, authors of two terrific NSTA (National Science Teachers Association )publications: "Picture Perfect Science Lessons" and "More Picture Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books to Guide Inquiry" reviewed my book in the summer issue of NSTA's Science and Children. They compiled activities that encourage grades K-4 to "Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate" as they learn more about the mysteries of animal migration.

It's downloadable at: http://dawnpub.com/activities/NSTA_GoingHome.pdf

In fact, click on "Dawn Publications" below, then onto "Teachers/Librarians" Downloadable Activities, scrolling down to the Migration Book and you will see other activities too, including reproducible bookmarks of the ten migrating animals in the book. Enjoy the journey!
Dawn Publications