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Patricia Newman

"Phenomenal!" "Makes science come alive!" "Mesmerizing!"


My Top 10 Writing Quirks

A peek into the real me and all my weird writing quirks.

Patricia Newman

45 Minute Program

Our Ocean and YOU

A writing workshop that shows you how to use your voice to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants

Patricia Newman

45 Minute Program

Animals! Animals! Animals!

Why we love animals, what they do for us, and what we can do for them in return.

Patricia Newman

45 Minute Program

What's in your dream basket?

Education is a right in the US, but not so in other countries. Let's travel to a small town in Kenya to find out what school is like.

Patricia Newman

45 Minute Program

Patricia Newman is the recipient of the American Library Association's Sibert Honor, and is the author of numerous award-winning books that inspire young readers to use their imaginations to solve real‑world problems and act on behalf of their communities.


Patricia’s Talkabook visits delight, entertain, and educate adults and children. As she weaves elements of the writing process together with her passion for the environment, social justice, and global citizenship, she shares her excitement for writing and inspires readers and writers of all ages to share their stories.


Patricia’s books have received starred reviews, Green Earth Book Awards, a Parents’ Choice Award; been honored as Junior Library Guild selections; and been included on Bank Street College’s Best Books lists.

REVIEWS OF HER VISITS:

"We are still talking about you, Patricia!"
"Dreams really can come true"
"Kids were encouraged to ask questions and make connections."
"Fueled enthusiasm for writing"
"Our students felt like they were making a difference for Planet Earth"
"Passionate, educational, inspirational"
"Innovative and fun"
"Thought provoking, spirited, engaging"

Check out Patricia online:

Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean

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Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

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Neema's Reason to Smile

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Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Help Conservation

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Zoo Scientists to the Rescue

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Ebola: Fears and Facts

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