Sara Hunter Productions


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Award-winning author Sara Hoagland Hunter

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Upcoming & Recent Presentations

  1. Dec. 7, 8, 2019. Nantucket Christmas Stroll--Buy your special signed copies of The Lighthouse Santa at Mitchell’s Book Corner and Nantucket Bookworks

  2. Dec. 15, 2019. King Caesar House, Duxbury, MA, 2-4 PM. Join Sara and illustrator Julia Miner for a signing and holiday celebration of The Lighthouse Santa in a historical room decked out in Lighthouse Santa theme!

  3. March 4, 2020. Pelican Bay Film and Dinner, Naples, FL. Sara introduces Oscar winning film Tender Mercies starring Robert Duvall

  4. March 9, 2020. Pelican Bay Women’s Association, Naples, FL. Sara speaks about the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII and her book The Unbreakable Code

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New review of Every Turtle Counts

Watch Sara’s interview on the Autism Live Show

See a new profile of Sara by the Boston Athenaeum

Publisher’s Weekly Review

“A lovely book that will motivate children to seek the wonder and beauty of the natural world.”

-Temple Grandin, author, Animals in Translation, Autism Rights Activist

“Acclaimed children’s book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book. . .”

-The Huffington Post

“An enchanting picture book about a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. . . the matter-of-fact, compassionate depiction of Mimi’s special needs is both child friendly and honest. The author’s gentle voice rings just as clearly in her explanation of endangered sea turtles . . . this beautifully written story may help inspire a new generation of open-minded activists.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“A terrific story that will engage both children and their parents!”

-Robert Prescott,

Director, Massachusetts Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

“ . . . warm and heartfelt. . . about nurturing all that’s good, and about each individual's ability and right to live and grow and succeed.”

-Andrew Clements, author of best-selling children’s books: Frindle, No Talking, Lunch Money, and Extra Credit

“ . . . a wonderful book, deeply compassionate . . . straightforward in its portrayal of a young girl with an autism spectrum disorder, and the extraordinary insights and connections she makes with the natural world. I would recommend it for all families, not just those with children on the autism spectrum. This book has much to teach us all.”

-Dr. David K. Urion, Director of Behavioral Neurology, 

Boston Children’s Hospital

“Every Turtle Counts reminds us that sometimes the silent watchers are the ones who observe the most. It is a quiet story where small steps lead to significant journeys.”

-Jacqueline Dembar Greene, author of the best-selling Rebecca series for American Girl

“A touching story of joy and discovery...with lessons about turtles, children, autism, and life.”

-Tom Hollister, Board of Advisors, The New England Center for Children

NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer talks to Sara about

Every Turtle Counts

Every Turtle Counts

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Cape Cod Life Magazine interviews Sara!

“A Page From Real Life”


Independent Publisher’s Moonbeam Children’s Book Award!


  National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council names Every Turtle Counts an “Outstanding Science Trade Book”, representing the year’s best books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators. 

Read Sara’s Interview with

Harvard’s Graduate School of Education

Every Child Counts

IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Winners



The Independent Books Publishers Association selected Every Turtle Counts as best children’s cover design of the year

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers

One rare sea turtle . . .

One little girl in need of help . . .

A rescue story to touch your heart.

Award winning stories of true unsung heroes to inspire you and your children