Lisa Amstutz is the author of more than 100 children’s books. She specializes in topics related to science, nature, and agriculture. Her work has also appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers. Lisa serves as a volunteer judge at Rate Your Story and as assistant regional advisor of the Ohio North chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Lisa and her family live on a hobby farm in Dalton.

Lisa Amstutz

Lisa Amstutz

Author

Book cover- Amazing Amphibians

AMAZING AMPHIBIANS (2020)

Amazing Amphibians explores the major amphibian groups—frogs, salamanders, and caecilians—including their anatomy, behavior, and conservation needs. Young nature enthusiasts will learn about slime, venom, hibernation, and much more in this full-color overview of amphibian life history. Amazing Amphibians highlights a number of high-interest species through thirty fun, hands-on activities. Readers will learn about various characteristics of amphibians, like egg-laying, metamorphosis, and ectothermy, along with facts about their diet, habitat, behaviors, and more. This useful resource includes a glossary of scientific terms, a guide to understanding amphibian orders, and a teacher’s guide to initiate classroom discussion. (Ages 9+)

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FINDING A DOVE FOR GRAMPS (2018)

A boy and his mom continue the family tradition of participating in the annual bird count. Since Gramps went South for the winter, the boy hopes to spot Gramps’ favorite bird for him—a dove! But with so many different birds in the nature preserve, will he be able to spot one? This heart-warming family story about nature celebrates a holiday census that was first started in 1900 and happens every year. (Ages 4-8)

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Book Cover Science in Motion

SCIENCE IN MOTION (2018)

The science of motion affects us every day. In this STEAM title, kids can explore and test the laws that affect every move we make using fun, hands-on activities. This title supports NGSS for Motion and Stability. (Ages 8-12)

Book Cover- Applesauce Day

APPLESAUCE DAY (2017)

Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it’s time to turn the apples into applesauce! Every year they use the special pot that has been in the family for generations to make applesauce. First they wash the apples. Then Grandma cuts them into quarters. Follow each step in the process as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce! (Ages 4-8)

A Is for Apples Agricultural Literacy Curriculum (K-2)

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Agricultural Literacy Curriculum (Grades 3-5)