My official statement on read-aloud requests during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

HarperCollins Children's has granted permission for authors to allow educators and families to read our books out loud over the internet. Consider this message my blessing to do just that! However, before diving in, I will need you to follow the guidelines set out by my publisher.


You can find those simple steps here: HarperCollins' Permissions.

I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are safe and well, and that you are finding ways to keep your chin up and curiosity sparking during these times. If the characters in my novels can teach anything, it's that in times of trouble, we can all surprise ourselves with our levels of bravery, resilience, and adaptability. We're in this together and we will come out of it together.

With the very best of wishes,

Katie Slivensky

Hello and welcome!


My name's Katie. I'm an educator and author, enthusiastically encouraging others get to know science a little better. Thanks for stopping by! Check out my books here and my virtual offerings here. And please, explore around! I'm always updating this place, because just like science, I'm constantly learning new things.


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