Children's Book Author Mike Graf
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I am frequently adding updated information to this site, as events are scheduled or new books come out. I hope you enjoy browsing the pages and getting to know a bit more about my books.
To find out additional information about me, my school talks, and national park adventure books you may want to check out the following links.
Are you interested in having an author visit your school? My author visits offer a variety of small and large group programs including: writing workshops, weather, GATE instruction, national park stories, and literacy nights, among other topics.
"If you are interested in inviting an author to your school, you should invite Mike Graf! Lincoln Elementary School in Yuba City, CA has been hosting an Author Day for nearly two decades and the response to Mike Graf's visit was by far the most enthusiastic, well-received, and positive feedback we have had in all that time. Mike captivated our students and staff during his presentations with his own amazing experiences and how he incorporates those into his books. After the assemblies with Mike, I kid you not, our students were begging us to write." - Nancy Teague, Third Grade Teacher, Lincoln Elementary, Yuba City, CA
Author Visit- Mariposa Elementary School, CA
Class Presentation- Kansas City, MO
Adventures with the Parkers !
The Adventures with the Parkers Series Continues!
Grand Teton National Park
To the Top of the Grand
Acadia National Park
Eye of the Whale
In this installment of FalconGuide's Adventures with the Parkers series, the Parkers journey to Acadia National Park in Maine where they explore the beautiful coastal waters and hike many of the park's finest trails, including to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the U.S. to see the sun rise every morning. They decide to end their trip by camping on an island within the national park, but when Mom tries to kayak back to the mainland, she gets beached on a remote island--and quickly discovers she is not the only one stranded there!
FalconGuide's Ages 8 - 13
Carolyn Gillette, Librarian, Dubois Public Library, Dubois, WY
"We are thrilled to have your National Parks books in our library. They are part of who we are and why we live here. I have been in indoor and outdoor education for 25 years starting with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and then in the public schools. Currently I am the Dubois Children's Librarian. Your series is beautifully designed and engaging for all ages. The combination of illustrations, photographs threaded together with a great story line is perfect. It may well encourage young writers to create travel logs of their own! Can't wait to see the book on the Tetons! Thank you for the great addition to our library!"
A Guide for Young Adventurers
A complete guide to Yosemite National Park for young adventurers and their families.
Yosemite Conservancy Ages 8 - 13
Silver Medal Winner
California Reading Association
Eureka! HonorAwards 2012
for Excellence in Nonfiction
1st Place Honorable
Children's Media Category
Association of Partners for Public Lands
Media & Partnership Awards 2013