ABOUT MY BOOKS

Sally Meadows, Children's Book Author, Books About Autism, Books for Kids About Autism, The Two Trees

SALLY MEADOWS

I AM AN AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

I have published five children's books since 2015. My three picture books, for ages 5-9, are fictional stories and my animal fact books (ages 8 and up) are (obviously) non-fiction. Over the past six years, I have visited almost 5000 K-6 elementary school students as part of my author reading series. 

Writing children's books has allowed me to beautifully blend my passion for science, and science education, with the arts. My two degrees in science have been invaluable while doing research for my non-fiction books and instrumental in helping me increase science literacy for lower elementary students through interactive presentations and hands-on activities.

As an author of picture books, I don't shy away from difficult topics such as the challenges of living with a sibling with autism and the negative effects of bullying (The Two Trees) and coping with a "new normal" when a young boy has to go live with his grandfather after his mother is hospitalized (The Underdog Duckling).

Despite somewhat serious undertones, my picture books exude hope, love, and personal growth as the characters grapple with and overcome unusual situations, with the help of a caring adult.

My animal trivia books, When Sleeping Bird Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom and When Crocodiles Cry: 365 More Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom, on the other hand, are full of and silliness and fun. The nature of these books--fun bite-sized facts--is appealing to adults too. Many families purchase these books for vacation time at the cottage or winter cabin.   

All of my books have questions at the back of the book for families, classrooms, or small groups to review and discuss.

Most of my books also have an accompanying PDF of extension activities that takes the reader beyond the limits of the book itself. These extension activities are FREE to download at any time. Click here to view.

As a member of The Writers' Union of Canada and the Ontario Writers-In-The-School Program (WISP), I can receive full funding to do a virtual author presentation at your Ontario school for the 2021-2022 school year.  For further details, please contact me at sally@sallymeadows.com or click here to go to the WISP website. 

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Beneath That Star: Children's Book
  • Beneath That Star: Children's Book
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ON SALE! A finalist for the Best Book Awards (2016)! Saray longs to be a shepherd like her brothers. But when God speaks to her in a dream to watch out for the bright star, what she finds beneath it is immeasurably more than she could ever imagine. For ages 5-9.

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WHEN SLEEPING BIRDS FLY: 365 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - TRIVIA BOOK
  • WHEN SLEEPING BIRDS FLY: 365 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM - TRIVIA BOOK
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Shortlisted for the 2019 The Word Awards! Be prepared to be amazed, amused, and awed! A fantastic collection of animal trivia that has sparked the imagination of kids and adults alike! Perfect for animal trivia lovers of all ages, a great resource for school projects, and a fun read for readers of all ages! For ages 8 and up, but popular with adults too!

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WHEN CROCODILES CRY: 365 MORE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
  • WHEN CROCODILES CRY: 365 MORE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
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Shortlisted for the 2020 The Word Awards. Be prepared to be amazed, amused, and awed in this second in a series of three books about astonishing facts! A fantastic collection of animal trivia that will spark the imagination of kids and adults alike! Perfect for animal trivia lovers of all ages, a great resource for school projects, and a fun read for readers of all ages! For ages 8 and up, but popular with adults too!

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The Underdog Duckling: Children's Book
  • The Underdog Duckling: Children's Book
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Winner of the 2019 Best Children's Book award with The Word Awards. Shortlisted for the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards. When Quinn’s mom gets sick and Quinn has to go live with his grandfather in the big city, a nearby pond becomes a place of comfort and peace for him. But when Quinn spots a duckling all on its own, his own feeling of not belonging bubbles to the surface. How will Quinn get through this time in his life when everything seems so upside down? For ages 5-9.

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The Two Trees: Children's Book
  • The Two Trees: Children's Book
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Shortlisted for the 2016 The Word Awards and considered for the Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award. Jaxon loves his big brother, but why can't he be like other kids? A poignant story about autism spectrum disorder as told from the perspective of the younger sibling.

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EASTER: STORIES & MORE
  • EASTER: STORIES & MORE
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DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR 10 FOR $10 EA PROMOTION. LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE! This is a collection of stories, devotionals, poems, photos, artwork, and more that are Easter-themed. An all-new publication from InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship that is family-friendly.

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