Carla Mooney is an award-winning children’s author from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

She is the author of numerous nonfiction and fiction books and magazine articles for children and teens. She has won several nonfiction awards for her books.

Carla has her BS in Economics and is a former certified public accountant. She loves writing about science and technology, nature and the environment, history, biography, business, current issues, health and medicine, and sports. 

Carla is a regular STEM Tuesday contributor on the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors blog. 

When not writing, Carla is the Pittsburgh chapter director for Flashes of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides professional portraits of kids with cancer and other life-threatening conditions and raises money for childhood cancer research.


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Nomad Press, April 2022

Read true stories of how climate change has affected people’s lives and learn the science behind the new reality we witness every day.

In Climate in Crisis: Changing Coastlines, Severe Storms, and Damaging Drought, readers 12 to 15 discover how climate change is affecting the human population—from extreme weather and rising sea levels to new migration patterns and disease—through real-life stories and a deep examination of the science driving the phenomenon. As kids gain a deeper understanding of our ultimate connection to everything on and around our planet, they are also encouraged to think of innovative ways to help curb climate change, which has been called humanity’s greatest challenge.

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