Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life with children as a teacher, children’s theater director and children’s librarian. She knows how much children enjoy brilliantly illustrated, interactive picture books with predictable text about real animals. She retired to write full time and visit schools, libraries and literary conferences. Marianne is the author of twenty (and counting!) published picture books for children.
Marianne especially enjoys writing books about animals and nature. She hopes to open kid’s eyes to the magic found in our natural world. Her verse is lyrical, reflecting the fact that music and theater have always been part of her life. Marianne uses music and puppets in her interactive presentations with younger children. Many of her books align to Common Core Standards since they are science, math and art related. To find out more about Marianne’s school visits click here. She also presents workshops for older students and adults about the writing process and her publishing adventures. Marianne lives near the ocean in Florida, where she still picks up beautiful shells to add to her collection.
The sixteen books Marianne has published with Dawn Publications have won numerous awards and garnered exceptional reviews. She is also the author of Marsh Music and Marsh Morning, published by Lerner Books, and several books with Arbordale Publishing, including Animalogy which won a Teachers’ Choice Award.
To learn more about Marianne Berkes and her books please visit her website at www.marianneberkes.com.