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Books

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Elin is a best-selling, award-winning children’s book author. Her books celebrate the intimate connections children share with the glorious complexity of life on Earth.


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Coming Spring 2020

- A Last Goodbye…mindfully opens up avenues for children to talk about death through the exploration of animal emotions and relationships.

- Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of the Emotional Lives of Animals.


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— Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim, with lyrical text and gorgeous art, make the interconnectedness of life here on our blue planet very clear. The positive message is scientifically based. Our relationships benefits us in remarkable ways. These two creators remind us that "Mother Nature has your back.

Library Matters

Read more about You Are Never Alone here

You Are Never Alone
By Elin Kelsey

— An Exquisite Picture-Book That Instills That Profound Sense Of Connection With The Natural World. Underpinning The Narrative Is A Bold Sense Of Optimism — A Refreshing Antidote To The Fear-Appeal Strategy Plaguing Most Environmental Messages Today.Elin Illuminates Our Deep Connections To The Complexity Of Life On Earth.

Brain Pickings

Read more about You Are Stardust here

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You Are Stardust
By Elin Kelsey

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Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim have done it again. Their first collaboration, 2012’s You Are Stardust, was a breath of fresh air, inventive in its theme and gorgeous diorama-based illustration. Wild Ideas is equally delightful and thought-provoking. The book’s subtitle is Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking, and this is just what Kelsey advises her readers to do, as she celebrates the myriad creative ways in which animals solve problems.

Quill & Quire

Read more about Wild Ideas here


In Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales, Elin Kelsey provides an in depth look into one of the world's most magnificent creatures. I'm sure these stories will amaze and inspire you as they did me. A joy to read

—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace 

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Elin Kelsey shows that it’s possible to inform and educate children about taking care of their planet without scaring them or shaming previous generations. Reading Not Your Typical Book About The Environment is a joyful experience for both child and parent…Books for young children need to focus on our hopes for the future, rather than the mistakes of the past. This may not be a typical book about the environment, but that’s because all the other books are doing it wrong.

Alternatives Journal


"Kelsey covers an enormous amount of ground herself, explaining complex scientific theories, technologies and practices in language that's easy for kids to understand... DNA, microbial life on Mars and genetic modification are all graspable in her clear prose laced with humor. She has just the right tone to reach kids and communicate the excitement of cutting-edge science."

SF Gate


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