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“Animal Mouths” Selected as a 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Book

STICKER web size cover photo from ARBORDALEGood news to share with my readers — my most recent children’s book, Animal Mouths, has been selected as one of the 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, a cooperative project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council. Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer received this recognition in 2013.

42 responses

  1. Yahoo! Way to go! Love, Kay

    November 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

  2. Tom Jones

    So VERY cool Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

  3. Carlene

    Congratulations!! Well deserved recognition.

    November 17, 2015 at 10:12 am

  4. Lynne Woodard

    All of your books are certainly enjoyed in my two schools! Great to see them recognized professionally- well done!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:17 am

  5. Beth Pauls


    November 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

  6. Congratulations

    November 17, 2015 at 10:25 am

  7. Fantastic, congratulations Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

  8. Whoa! Congratulations on well-deserved recognition!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

  9. Ellen Baucom


    Ellen Baucom


    November 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

  10. Brenda

    That’s great news, Mary! Well done, well deserved!!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

  11. Evergreen Erb

    This book looks great. I will make sure the library I work at gets it. Thad, our children’s librarian, will love it!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:57 am

  12. Kathie Fiveash

    Congratulations, Mary. You have certainly earned it!

    November 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

  13. Congratulations!!!!!! Mary!!! Linde Mac!!!

    November 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

  14. Joan

    Well deserved congratulations!

    November 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

  15. Rema Boscov


    November 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

  16. Diane


    November 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

  17. Yeeha! Congratulations, Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

  18. Penny

    Fantastic! Hope it sells a bunch! Norman Williams has just one copy…maybe I should get them another! I will talk to the librarian to see how much circulation it has.

    November 17, 2015 at 11:40 am

  19. Rodrica z5 Vermont

    Congratulations. It is deserving. An informative book.

    November 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

  20. Yay! Much deserved! 🙂

    November 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  21. Michael Robinson


    Congratulations. We love your books.

    Amy, Mike and grandchild, six years old

    November 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm


    good going mary berger

    November 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  23. Linda Walsh

    Congratulations, Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  24. Congratulations!

    November 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

  25. Viola

    Congratulations to Mary Holland!!! You work so hard… I know you love it, but you must put in long, long hours of walking, observing, researching, writing, rewriting, speaking. It is wonderful that your hard work is recognized and rewarded. Hip, hip, hooray!!! I’m so happy that you share your talents and information with so many. Finding Naturally Curious on my list of e-mails makes my day. Thank you so much.

    November 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  26. Major Tomás


    November 17, 2015 at 2:41 pm

  27. Kim

    This mammal is smiling with her mouth. Congratulations, Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

  28. Dudley Carlson

    Congratulations! Great news – not only for you (well deserved), but for all those young readers and good teachers who’ll have fun learning about another aspect of the natural world. Thanks so much!

    November 17, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  29. Linda

    Wonderful News!! Congratulations to You….. 🙂

    November 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm

  30. Dan Lambert

    Way to go, Mary! I saw this book at my dentist’s office last week and thought it was a perfect selection for people thinking about their mouths. I’ll be looking for Animal Eyes at the optometrist next.

    November 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

  31. Congratulations! Well deserved 🙂

    November 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  32. Peter Kallin

    Congratulations, Mary.

    November 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  33. That is so awesome – congratulations, Mary!

    November 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

  34. It’s a wonderful book, so well deserved award! I know my students have loved it!

    November 18, 2015 at 6:39 am

  35. Linda Kapp

    Congratulations, Mary!

    November 18, 2015 at 7:24 am

  36. Darcy Donald

    Congratulations on your well deserved honor! Your research and writings have enriched 3 generations of our family! Wonderful meeting you at NRWA in Groton! Thank you for informing us all with the richness and diversity of the natural world!
    Darcy Donald
    Groton Turtle Conservation & Rescue

    November 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

  37. Wallie Hammer

    Congratulations Mary!
    How best to get a copy?

    November 18, 2015 at 10:31 am

    • Hi Wallie,
      Ideally, your local independent bookstore, or the Arbordale Publishing, but Amazon does carry my books, as well.

      November 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

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    November 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm

  39. Cordelia Merritt

    As the Aussies wold say, “Good on you!” Cordie

    November 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

  40. judilindsey

    Mary,  That is awesome but not surprising. I love your books! Judi 🙂

    November 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

  41. Marian Boudreault

    Congratulations Mary you are truly amazing….Blessings to you and Emma and your family…isn’t Grand parenting a hoot and a holler. Be Well, Marian Boudreault

    December 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm

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