Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson is an author of nonfiction books for young people. Her book Alexander Graham Bell for Kids received a 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She’s written six titles in HMH’s acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, including Mission to Pluto, an Ohioana finalist and The Bat Scientists, an ALA’s 2011 Notable Children’s Books for Middle Readers. Her book Beyond the Solar System was a 2015-16 Choose To Read Ohio selection. Carson also gives presentations at schools about nonfiction writing, inventors, bats, space, and other science and history topics.

 

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Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358240273
Availability: Special Order
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creatures Close to Home Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781635861068
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 3rd, 2020

The Tornado Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544965829
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Do Sharks Glow in the Dark?: . . . and Other Shark-Tastic Questions Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781454929925
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 5th, 2019

Do Tigers Stay Up Late?: . . . and Other Tiger-Ific Questions Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781454929918
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 5th, 2019

Weird Animals Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454929673
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2019

Alexander Graham Bell for Kids: His Life and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780912777139
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 1st, 2018

Mission to Mars (Beyond Planet Earth) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454923510
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - February 6th, 2018

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328740908
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

Life on Mars (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545935487
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - June 28th, 2016

Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science Under Glass (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544416642
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Why Couldn't Susan B. Anthony Vote?: And Other Questions about Women's Suffrage (Good Question!) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781454912422
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 6th, 2015

Which Way to Freedom?: And Other Questions about the Underground Railroad (Good Question!) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9781454907855
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 6th, 2015

How Strong Is an Ant?: And Other Questions About... Bugs and Insects (Good Question! (Quality Paperback)) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781454906858
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - July 1st, 2014

How Many Planets Circle the Sun?: And Other Questions about Our Solar System (Good Question! (Quality Paperback)) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Ron Miller (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781454906698
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 7th, 2014

Why Does Earth Spin?: And Other Questions about Our Planet (Good Question! (Quality Paperback)) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Peter Bull (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454906759
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 7th, 2014

The Bat Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$9.99
ISBN: 9780544104938
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2013

Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781613745441
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 1st, 2013

What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?: And Other Questions About... Martin Luther King Jr. (Good Question! (Quality Paperback)) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Jim Madsen (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781402790454
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2013

Did It All Start with a Snowball Fight?: And Other Questions About... the American Revolution (Good Question! (Quality Paperback)) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Robert Hunt (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781402787348
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 7th, 2012

What Sank the World's Biggest Ship?: And Other Questions about the Titanic (Good Question!) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781402787331
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - April 3rd, 2012

Inside Weather Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781402789489
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 4th, 2011

Emi and the Rhino Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547408507
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2010

Inside Tornadoes (Inside (Sterling Quality)) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781402777813
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling - October 5th, 2010

Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities (For Kids series) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781556527159
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Published: Chicago Review Press - February 1st, 2008

Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781556526299
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 1st, 2007

The Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556525544
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Published: Chicago Review Press - January 1st, 2005