Joseph Taylor, Children's Writer, Cricket magazine

Joseph Taylor is an award-winning science and biography writer for older kids and teens. His work has appeared in Cricket and Muse magazines and as educational books.

Illustration by Alen Halj.

'Seeing It Coming'
'Seeing It Coming'

Joseph's new feature story, about tornado forecasting, appears in the July/August 2021 issue of Muse magazine. It includes a discussion of the history of tornado predictions and tornado expert Victor Gensini's recent success with subseasonal forecasting.

'Dancing Through Darkness'
'Dancing Through Darkness'

Joseph's educational book "Dancing Through Darkness: The Story of Alicia Alonso," illustrated by Jani Orban, was published by Heinemann in late 2020.

Contribute in Some Way
Contribute in Some Way

Find a way to make a difference. Support one of the children's literacy organizations listed inside or give something meaningful where you can (as Joseph's mother did here a few years ago with pencils and school supplies in Kenya).

'Seeing It Coming'
'Seeing It Coming'

Joseph's new feature story, about tornado forecasting, appears in the July/August 2021 issue of Muse magazine. It includes a discussion of the history of tornado predictions and tornado expert Victor Gensini's recent success with subseasonal forecasting.

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"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

~ Eden Phillpotts

'Flying Balloons'

 

"Not only did they finish in time, but Étienne took the opportunity to add a wicker basket to the new design. This aerostat would carry passengers—animal passengers, to be precise! No living thing had ever flown in a machine. No one knew whether it was even possible for living creatures to endure the air at a high altitude. Étienne felt it was time to try."

 

(From "Flying Balloons: The Story of the Montgolfier Brothers" by Joseph Taylor, Cricket magazine, April 2008.)

The Montgolfier Brothers, Cricket magazine, Stephen Costanza, Joseph Taylor
Cover ilustration courtesy of Cricket magazine, © 2008 by Stephen Costanza.

Writing Biography

 

I contribute stories about pioneering scientists and artists to the children's literary magazine Cricket and, more recently, to its sister science publication Muse. My latest pieces include "Seeing It Coming" about advances in tornado forecasting (Muse, July/August 2021) and "The Path to the Moon: The Story of Katherine Johnson" (Cricket, July/August 2019). I had a new educational book come out in late 2020, Dancing Through Darkness: The Story of Alicia Alonso, illustrated by Jani Orban.

 

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Email Joseph Taylor at

info@josephtaylorwonders.com