OnceElephantI’m so honored that Once Upon an Elephant is: KIDS-AWARD-SEAL-2017_edited-3

  • A National Science Teacher Association’s recommended book
  • A Children’s Choice Book Award finalist
  • An Ohioana State Award finalist
  • A Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award finalist



14045654_10ME AND SNOW LIGHTENEDLinda Stanek is a children’s author with both a passion for and history of publishing books about animals, science, and conservation. (Her latest book, Once Upon an Elephant has been named a Recommended Book by the National Science Teachers Association!)  Her degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University informs her writing of children’s books, magazine articles, and standards-correlated Teacher’s Guides, where she has been published. She has worked with and presented to children and adults from preschool age through college.


Coming in fall, 2017: Night Creepers, about nocturnal and crepuscular animals!

For the school year 2016-17, Linda is excited to partner with Alaska friend and author Jen Funk Weber for a science-heavy School Visit program. See their visits flyer here: 2016-17 AV tip sheet-v3