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Alison Ashley Formento

lison Ashley Formento is the author of award-winning nature picture books This Tree Counts!,This Tree, 1, 2, 3, These Bees Count!, These Seas Count!, and These Rocks Count!.
Her debut young adult novel Twigs published by Merit Press/F+W Media was featured in Publisher's Weekly as a notable new release for teen readers and named one of “NJ’s Hottest New Teen Reads” and a "Notable new release" by Publisher's Weekly.
Alison has written for several national publications including The New York Times, The Writer, and Parenting.
Awards for Alison’s picture books include the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Youth Picture Book, 2013 Children's Book Council/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and 2013 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner. Alison loves visiting schools and libraries and donates a portion of her book proceeds to AmericanForests.org to help plant more trees.