Brenda Scott Royce

PAL Member


An award-winning author and former chimpanzee keeper, Brenda is happiest when her work indulges her love of both beasts and books. She has served as editor of the Los Angeles Zoo's award-winning magazine, ZOO VIEW for more than a decade. Recent kids titles include THE COOLEST STUFF ON EARTH for NatGeoKids and ANGELA & LULINGU: TWO GORILLAS, A WORLD APART for Blue Sneaker Press. Her novels MONKEY LOVE and MONKEY STAR were published by Penguin/NAL. Brenda scripted several episodes of the Disney Jr. series CHUGGINGTON. Her short story "Alphabet Games" won grand prize in the 2015 Writers Digest Writing Competition. In her spare time, she's an animal transport volunteer (aka avian ambulance driver) for SoCal Parrot Rescue.


Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart

Habitat Hints (Zoo Crew series)

I Am Major (First Dog)

The The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful

Smithsonian Dig It: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

One Wordy Bird (ASPCA Paw Pals)

Chance's Choice (ASPCA Paw Pals)

Horses! (Animal Planet Chapter Book #5)

Sharks! (Smithsonian Reader Level 3)

Bailey the Wonder Dog (ASPCA Kids: Pet Rescue Club)

Smithsonian Readers: Seriously Amazing Level 2

Champion's New Shoes (ASPCA Kids: Pet Rescue Club)

Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures

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