Children's Book Author Mike Graf

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Welcome to my
Website!

     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.

Picture:  Mike Graf at Yosemite Falls

     To find out additional information about me, my school talks, and  national park adventure books you may want to check out the following links.

National Park Trails Hiking Blog posted at falcon.com.
Interview with Diane Chen at School Library Journal.
Book review by Diane Chen at School Library Journal.

Meet Local Author Mike Graf
Bay Views and More...March 2015

National Park Realistic Fiction Series
is a Hit with Roadschoolers

Radio Interview December 2014

Jackson Hole News & Guide
Author talks to students about writing, parks.

Radio Interview with Francesca Rheannon
 October 2014 on Writer's Voice

Francesca Rheannon of Writer's Voice:

The US is rich in spectacular national parks, like Yellowstone, Yosemite and Smokey Mountain. But there are many lesser known parks that easily rival the big ones in beauty — places like Acadia in Maine and Grand Teton in Wyoming.

During a camping trip this past summer to Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks, Francesca met childrens’ book author Mike Graf. A former elementary school teacher, Graf is the author of a series of adventure books for kids set in National Parks — twelve so far — published by Falcon Guides.

Gorgeously photographed, the books feature the fictional Parker family and their outdoor adventures — like rock climbing in Grand Teton or exploring undersea wildlife near Acadia. Mike Graf’s award-winning Adventures With The Parkers series is a great way for kids — and grownups — to learn about the history, geology and animals of the parks, as well as get an idea of fun things to do when there. We talk with Mike Graf about two of the guides, To The Top of The Grand, about Grand Teton and Eye of The Whale, about Acadia.

Author Visits

     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

Click here to find out more!

Author Visit- Mariposa Elementary School, CA

 

Mike Graf with students Kansas City, MO

Class Presentation- Kansas City, MO

 Adventures with the Parkers!
 
You can now follow the series on Facebook!
Click here for more Adventures!

FalconGuides Poster of Adventure with the Parkers 12 Book Series

Series Review
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!"

My Yosemite:
A Guide for Young Adventurers

Book Cover: My Yosemite

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 Mention
Children's Media Category

Association of Partners for Public Lands
Media & Partnership Awards 2013

National Parks: Top 10 Kids' Books
The Children's Book Review
Erik Schulze: May 2015
Full Article: www.thechildrenbookreview.com

Weather Watch

    In addition to writing and presenting at schools,
I am also a weathercaster, currently
 for KRCR/TV in Redding, CA.
Here are some past weather broadcasts:

Click a link below to watch!

February 2015 KRCR

December 2014 KRCR       October 2014 KRCR

 Weathercast December 2014       Weathercast October 2014 KRCR

August 2014 KRCR         January 2014 KRCR

Weathercast August 2014        Weathercast January 2014

December 2013 KRCR        October 2013 KHSL

Weathercast KRCR/TV December 2013      Weathercast October 2013

August 2013 KHSL                July 2013 KHSL

Weathercast August 2013      July 2013 Weathercast

June 2013 KHSL         May 2013 KHSL

   June 2013 Weathercast        May 2013 Weathercast 

February 2013   December 2012   October 2012

February 2013 Weathercast    December 2012 Weathercast   Weathercast October 2012

Additional Weathercasts

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Weather Station

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Precipitation Lab

Science Writing Cards

Science in a Nutshell