Cerullo, Mary (1949 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Non-Fiction

Children's book writer Mary Cerullo (born Sept. 6, 1949) has lived in Maine since 1981 and lives in South Portland.

She considers herself a 'science interpreter,' and she has worked for the University of Maine Sea Grant Program interpreting science for the public. She is associate director responsible for publications, public relations, and educational outreach at Friends of Casco Bay.

In addition to her books for children, she has also authored a teacher's handbook.

Selected Bibliography

Books for Children

  • Sharks: Challengers of the Deep (1993)
  • Lobsters: Gangsters of the Sea (1994)
  • Coral Reef: A City That Never Sleeps (1996)
  • Octopus: Phantom of the Sea (1997), a Lupine Award honor book)
  • Dolphins: What They Can Teach Us (1998)
  • Ocean Detectives: Solving the Mysteries of the Sea (1999), a Turnstone Ocean Explorer Book,
  • Hop Jump (1999)
  • The Truth About Great White Sharks (2000)
  • Sea Soup: Phytoplankton (1999)
  • Sea Soup: Zooplankton (2001)
  • Life Under Ice (2003, ill. Bill Curtsinger)
  • The Truth About Dangeous Sea Creatures (2003, photos by Jeffrey Rotman, illus. Michael Wertz)
  • Sea Turtles: Ocean Nomads (2003, photos by Jeffrey Rotman)
  • City Fish, Country Fish (2012) photos by Jeffrey L. Rotman

Books for Adults

  • Reading the Environment: Children's Literature in the Science Classroom, a teacher's handbook (1997)
  • Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster (2012)

Selected Resources