Heather L. Montgomery

Heather L. Montgomery writes for kids who are wild about animals. An award-winning author and educator, Heather uses yuck appeal to engage young minds. She is a student of nonfiction, has published 17 nonfiction books in both the trade and educational industries, and has had work featured in Highlights for Children. Recent books include: What’s in Your Pocket?: Collecting Nature’s Treasures (Charlesbridge), Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis Under the Waves (Millbrook), and Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other (Bloomsbury). Find out more at www.HeatherLMontgomery.com

“I loved the nature immersion experiences that Heather L. Montgomery led—especially the night hike and the stream science. Great reminder of why we might be writing science.”

“Both Heather and Miranda [Paul] were exceptional at teaching their knowledge. They had great insight into their topics: targeted knowledge that was helpful in figuring out formats for projects, ways to revise projects, etc. I enjoyed every session with them.”

“Teaming Miranda Paul and Heather L. Montgomery together provided a great range of experience to draw upon – They complemented and enriched each other, plus it was good to get opinions from two different perspectives.”

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