For the Press

February 12, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/Brattleboro, Vermont

CONTACT: Katy Farber,, 802-272-5354

Dear Editors, Reviewers, and Educators,

Green Writers Press is thrilled to announce a Children’s Picture Book from Green Sprouts for Kids / Green Writers Press

Salamander Sky

Written by Katy Farber   |   Illustrated by Meg Sodano

Every spring in the eastern region of the United States, warmer nights with steady rain bring the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. These crossings are magical, and secretive—most people don’t even know they happen. Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This dramatic, full-color picture book introduces readers to the elusive spotted salamanders and the perilous night time journey they take each spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. This book is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation.

For Educators/Parents/Guardians/Librarians/Booksellers

Salamander Sky:

  • targets many of the Next Generation Science Standards for elementary school students, including life cycles, wetland habitats, diversity, adaptations and human impact
  • communicates a strong conservation message
  • geared toward preschool through elementary school aged students
  • models firsthand exploration and investigation in nature
  • addresses human impact on the environment and encourages active participation
  • in solutions
  • provides a resource for science teachers, environmental educators and parents
  • to introduce inquiry to students
  • inspires engagement and curiosity
  • focuses on a vulnerable and often unnoticed species of amphibians that inhabits
  • much of the Eastern United States
  • embraces diversity and promotes women in science

“A lovely vehicle for sharing nature with children.  —Kirkus Reviews

Salamander Sky has within its pages the power to ignite curiosity in the unexplored backyard while at the same time respecting and not disrupting nature’s hand in the survival of a species. And what could be better than that?”

Matthew C. Winner, Co-Founder, All the Wonders

About the Author: Katy Farber is a professional development coordinator, author, and blogger from Vermont. She writes about education, parenting, the environment and sustainability for various websites and publications. Her middle grade novel, The Order of the Trees (Green Writers Press 2015), was an Honor Book in the Nature Generation’s Green Earth Book Awards.

About the Illustrator: Meg Sodano studied Biology and Animal Science at the University of Vermont and received her training in natural science illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. Some of her other illustrations are part of interpretive exhibits at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve in New York State, Franklin Park Children’s Zoo in Boston, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.


32 pages with full color illustrations  •  8 x 10 oblong  •  $17.95   •  Ages 4-8    

Publication date: March 10, 2018

Distributor: Midpoint Trade Books    

Rights sold: German rights pending; other rights available.

Rights contact:

Available wherever books are sold.  Coming in Spring 2018 in time for Salamander Crossing!

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