2019 John Burroughs Riverby Award
2019 Green Earth Book Award Honor
Finalist for the 2018 New England Children’s Book Award
2018 Nautilus Book Award – Silver

“Salamander Sky has within its pages the power to ignite curiosity in the unexplored backyard while at the same time respecting and not disrupting nature’s hand in the survival of a species. And what could be better than that?”
-Matthew C. Winner, Co-Founder of All the Wonders

“A lovely vehicle for sharing nature with children.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A sweet, engaging story for young students with an interest in wildlife biology and conservation. Farber’s obvious passion for her subject shines through her vivid words and gentle pacing while Sodano’s illustrations weave in new information on salamander biology and human impact. This book is sure to make readers want to pull on their boots and save some salamanders!”
-Katherine Roy, Author and Illustrator of How to Be an Elephant and Neighborhood Sharks


As a natural science illustrator, I am equal parts naturalist, artist, and storyteller. I create engaging and educational images about animals, environments, and ecological processes. Through my art I want to inspire children to get outside, explore, and build a great appreciation for the natural world.

Digital illustration, watercolor, ink, mixed media.

Member of
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators