Aline Alexander Newman
- Awards: 1994 Silver Bay Award for Children's Literature, 1996 Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award for Biography Feature of the Year, 1999 Ed Press Distinguished Achievement Award, 2002 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Non-Fiction
Aline Alexander Newman is an author, teacher, and speaker who especially loves doing school visits. Her children’s book, Ape Escapes: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly, is the first release in National Geographic Kids Chapters, a new series debuted July 24, 2012. Animal Superstars, her second book for Nat Geo, is scheduled to launch February 12, 2013.
Aline also writes for magazines, including Highlights for Children and Guideposts. She has written more than 50 features for National Geographic Kids (formerly World), most of which were cover stories. Her awards include the 1994 Silver Bay Award for Children’s Literature, the 1996 Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award for Biography Feature of the Year, the 1999 Ed Press Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2002 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Non-Fiction.
Aline graduated from SUNY at Oneonta and earned a master’s degree in Home Economics Education from Syracuse University. She belongs to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and has served as both panel moderator and speaker at ASJA Writers Conferences.
A lover of kids, animals, reading, and the outdoors, Aline and her husband, Neil, have two grown sons and two grandchildren. They divide their time between their year-round residence in northern New York State and their summer home in the Adirondacks.