​children's author and part-time ninja

* Now scheduling author visits for coming school year* 

Available from Charlesbridge

         For ages 5-8

New from Nomad Press!

      For ages 9-12             




Ninja-writer illustration by the amazing Debbie Ridpath-Ohi

Hi!


Welcome to the official website of children's

author Carmella Van Vleet. I'm so glad you

stopped by. 


Have fun looking around! 



cartoon by Debbie Ridpath-Ohi. (Go ahead, click on it!) 

After writing non-fiction for many years, I decided to try my hand at fiction. My first middle grade novel, ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG FAT QUITTER, is available from Holiday House. 

I love science and history and have numerous hands-on activity books for kids ages 6 and up.  


I also have a few books for parents and teachers.  

Learn about my debut picture book, TO THE STARS! The FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE, and other books for young readers.


GIVE YOUR CHILD A SUMMER OF ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY!

Middle grade

   Non-Fiction

picture books