About

Christine made her children’s book debut writing nonfiction books for young readers on social skills, the world, and science.

Christine earned an MEd at the University of Mary Washington and then spent 15 years in the world of education. She was an ESL teacher, an ELA teacher, an instructional coach, and a program coordinator. On the weekends, she wrote short stories and magazine articles for fun. Eventually, she took a big leap to pursue her childhood dream of writing books.

Christine lives in Southern Colorado where she loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. She also loves birthday cake.

Contents

  • Author Bios
  • Book Covers
  • Reviews
  • Author Photos
  • In the Press

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Author Bios

Short Bio

Colorado children’s author Christine Marie Layton has written eleven informational books including Light Speaks, Developing Self-Awareness, and Beyond the Solar System. She loves train rides, mountain hikes, and fossil walks. She also loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. For more info, please visit christinemarielayton.com.

Longer Bio

Author and educator, Christine Layton has written eleven informational books for young readers including Light Speaks, Developing Self-Awareness, and Beyond the Solar System. Christine’s books celebrate the natural world and universal experiences. She grew up in an Army family making friends in many states and countries. A childhood filled with journaling, drawing, story-telling, and daydreaming eventually lead to a career as an author. After writing for nonprofits, magazines, trade journals, and short story anthologies, Christine landed on informational books and picture books. Christine continues to travel the world. Today, she lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, an Army medic. When not writing, Christine enjoys train rides, mountain hikes, and fossil walks. She also loves to get kids excited about reading and writing. She visits schools and libraries to give workshops on nonfiction reading and writing skills, like evaluating information forming an opinion. For more info, please visit christinemarielayton.com.

Social Bio

Author of eleven books for kids, Christine Layton writes picture books that celebrate the natural world.


Book Covers


Reviews

Light Speaks

“Spare, lovely text and gorgeous, color-saturated illustrations make a compelling presentation.”
Indie Bound, Advanced Review


Author Photos


In the Press

Interview with Lerner Book Publishers November 10, 2021

Publishers Weekly Book Announcement February 7, 2022

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