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Dianna Hutts Aston
Born August 12, 1964 (1964-08-12) (ageĀ 56)
Houston, Texas
Genre Children's literature, Picture books

Dianna Hutts Aston (born August 12, 1964) is an American author specializing in books on science and nature, especially for children. She attended the University of Houston to study Journalism and Political Science. She has gained acclaim in literary and science circles for her 'poetic' style. She collaborates with illustrators that produce bright colorful images. She has appeared as an expert guest on NPR's Science Friday. Among her many awards and citations, she has been a finalist and winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books several times. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chose her book "The Moon Over Star" to read to a Washington DC classroom in February 2009.

In addition to her writing, Aston has initiated social outreach programs: The Oz Project for disadvantaged Mexican children, SOS Message in a Bottle Project and This is America for victims of violent crimes. Aston makes her home in Port Aransas, Texas.

Date Book Name Details
2017 A Beetle is Shy
  • Published by Chronicle Books
2015 A Nest is Noisy
  • Published by Chronicle Books
2015 A Butterfly is Patient
2015 A Rock is Lively
2014 An Egg is Quiet
2011 Dream Something Big
2008 The Moon Over Star
  • Published by Dial Books
2008 Not So Tall For Six
2007 An Orange in January
2007 A Seed is Sleepy
2006 Mama Outside, Mama Inside
2006 An Egg is Quiet
2006 Mama's Wild Child, Papa's Wild Child
2004 Bless This Mouse
2004 When You Were Born
2003 Loony Little
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