OnceElephantI’m so honored that Once Upon an Elephant was named Book of the Year 3rd-4th grade!

  • National Science Teacher Association’s recommended book
  • Delaware Diamonds State Reading List
  • Ohioana State Awards finalist
  • Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award finalist



14045654_10ME AND SNOW LIGHTENEDLinda Stanek is an award-winning children’s author with both a passion for, and history of, publishing books about animals, science, and conservation. 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. She has worked with and presented to children and adults from preschool on up in the areas of literacy and conservation.


Out Now: Night Creepers, about nocturnal and crepuscular animals. See the book trailer here.

Kirkus Review: Meet a few of the mostly North American animals that come out at night. “Waking up. // Noisy pup. // Flutter high. // Gliding by.” The book works equally well for lap-sitters and older children since these rhyming verses accompany longer paragraphs about each species… Highly detailed, sometimes–hyper-realistic illustrations bring these animals to life for readers…   Read full review here.

Heather Wade, Midnight In The Desert Radio Host:  Night Creepers is a true delight. A beautiful and graceful way for children to learn about nocturnal animals through the gentle writing of Linda Stanek and the gorgeous illustrations of Shennen Bersani. This is the children’s book I wish I had as a kid, and I look forward to sharing it with all the young people I know. Shennen Bersani and Linda Stanek are producing children’s books that are more than just books, but works of art and true classics that will never go out of style.”