My official statement on read-aloud requests during this time of global crisis:

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



Welcome to my site! I'm Katie. I teach science and write books for kids. Both are pretty awesome jobs.


To learn more about me or my books, take a look around!


And, hey, thanks for stopping by!


The Martian meets

The Goonies in this action-packed middle grade debut.


Seven Kids.

One Supervolcano.

One chance to save the world.



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