Nebraska Authors

Alison Pearce Stevens

Born CO

A former scientist, Alison Pearce Stevens writes about science and nature for children.

Places Lived

Berlin, Germany

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


juvenile nonfiction; science writing; nature writing


B.A. in environmental, population, and organismal biology, University of Colorado
M.S. in zoology, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. in ecology, evolution and behavior, University of Minnesota


Rhinos in Nebraska is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Book selection
Winner of Nebraska Book Award in 2022 for Rhinos in Nebraska


Ripped From the Headlines 2 : Real-Life Stories You Have to Read to Believe. 2015.
A Trash-Free Future? 2020.
Rhinos in Nebraska: The Amazing Discovery of the Ashfall Fossil Beds. 2021.

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