“The book arrived and it’s beautiful! The story and illustrations are amazing. My grandson is just going to love his Christmas present- Thank you!”
Mount Pleasant, New York
“Loving how your story is being used to promote nature learning…”
Connecting Children with Nature
“The App offers so much! It tells a magical story…while enhancing literacy, vocabulary, science and more…”
Language Pathologist, University Instructor/Clinical Supervisor
“Karen’s story- based nature programs were phenomenal! The students were so enthralled they couldn’t stop asking questions. They also loved looking, and touching the natural items she incorporated into the programs. Karen has taken children’s book readings to a higher level!”
Librarian, Southeastern Louisiana University Lab School
Meet Children’s Book Author & Illustrator, Karen Wallsten
I am a retired public school teacher, visual artist, and self taught naturalist who lives in a small college town outside of New Orleans. The Shiko and Walter stories fulfill my dream of blending my teaching and artistic skills to create entertaining learning experiences for children. Learn more…
STEAM POWER FOR EDUCATORS!
I offer an array of fun, story-based on-site programs and lesson plans that integrate Life Science with ELA, Visual Art, Environmental Design, and Movement.