How would you like to have a job that includes walking in the woods, catching bugs, pressing wildflowers, and photographing fawns? Or what about a job that takes you to the rainforests of Central America and to coral reefs in the Caribbean? These are just a few of the things that Toni Albert enjoys in her work as a nature writer, a teacher and environmentalist, and a small publisher who is committed to “teaching kids to care for the Earth.
When Albert founded Trickle Creek Books in 1994, she had already written more than thirty books for top educational publishers, and her books were used in schools across the country. She began to publish her own work because she wanted to create special books that would help children learn to love and respect our Earth.
Who does all the work at Trickle Creek Books? Two people—Bob and Toni Albert. They work together like a right hand and a left hand. Toni plans projects; Bob builds them. Toni takes notes; Bob takes photos. Toni writes books; Bob does the prepress work.
Toni takes book orders; Bob packs and ships them. Well, you see how it works.
Bob and Toni Albert live on twenty acres of wooded land near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The woods around their home, the tiny creek (Trickle Creek) that runs through the woods, and a large pond are a perfect laboratory for gathering information and inspiration from nature.