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Kelly Milner

Kelly Milner Halls has spent the past 25 years writing high interest (weird) nonfiction for young readers. With more than 60 books and 1,000 articles to her credit, Kelly has made a career of exploring all things weird and wonderful--from dinosaurs to dogs to mummies to UFOs.


Death Eaters, the world's animal clean-up crew.

Death eaters--the scavengers of the world that feed on bodies life has left behind--have a bad reputation. But they are the world's recycling champions. Learn the truth about the clean-up crew.

Kelly Milner

30 Minute Program

In Search of Sasquatch

What is Sasquatch? Thousands of people believe in it. Hundreds say they have seen it. But the mystery of Sasquatch has not been solved . . . yet.

Kelly Milner

45 Minute Program

Young Heroes of World War II

Kids are impacted by war along with their families. And sometimes, kids find heroic ways to help good prevail.

Kelly Milner

30 Minute Program

Cryptid Crazy

For the past 15 years, Kelly Milner Halls has been researching cryptozoology, the study of mysterious animal sightings that may or may not be real. This lively presentation will explore the wonders of cryptozoology and the importance of critical thinking when evaluating cryptid evidence.

Kelly Milner

45 Minute Program

Kelly Milner Halls has spent the past 25 years writing high interest (weird) nonfiction for young readers. Her most famous book is TALES OF THE CRYPTIDS, an exploration of evidence on dozens of animal sightings that may or may not be real. She's also written about animals (including animal heroes), Sasquatch, cryptozoology, ghosts, mummies, UFOs and World War II. She loves helping kids recognize their special spark, and insists being weird is the best! Kelly continues to expand her explorations and her booklist, with new books about the Titanic and Washington State's only dinosaur fossil, tardigrades and poop on the near horizon.

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