Anna Forrester

children's books


(Arbordale Publishing, 2017)

My debut picture book, BAT COUNT (illustrated by Susan Detwiler), was named a 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council, was included on the CCBC Choices 2018 list, and received the 2018 Giverny Award and the 2018-19 Keystone to Reading Book Award.  

In BAT COUNT, Jojo prepares for her family's ritual of counting bats emerging to feed, and worries about the fate of the shrinking colony. BAT COUNT,  introduces the empowering practice of citizen science with a story of action, reassurance, and hope.

Order BAT COUNT through your local independent bookstore or Amazon