Elementary, secondary, homeschool and post-secondary educators, public and school librarians use my books to motivate, engage, and entertain. These award-winning books offer rich resources for educators who are searching for high quality nonfiction content to enrich their language arts and social studies curricula. Read the reviews and download teacher designed lesson plans that tie to the books.
"What shines through is the author’s ability to express through words and images the breakneck pace of change and the myriad people, places, and events that contributed to it."–School Library Journal about Industrial Revolution for Kids
"It's not easy to present a subject as large as the Great Depression to kids who have little knowledge of the historical context, but this book offers a good deal of information in a well-organized way." –Booklist about Great Depression for Kids
"An enlightening examination of a little-explored subject, offering both a historical resource and current insights into the profession." –Publishers Weekly about Women in Blue
"This is an excellent title for expanding students' view of the Civil Rights Movement." –School Library Journal about Double Victory
"An engaging, sometimes-harrowing account of the first casualty in what became known as the Battle of the Atlantic." –Kirkus Reviews about Torpedoed!
"... a valuable resource for both students and teachers to learn about this pivotal time in America's history." –National Council for the Social Studies
"I never really knew how pictures could make a story seem so real. It's hard to look back into the past and believe it all, but the pictures really help."
"The students learned many new things. Most importantly, they learned that we can learn a lot by asking great questions like 'I wonder why?' I wonder why we don't use personal stories more in education? It is a great way to learn and definitely more interesting than memorizing facts."
7th Grade Girl
"Normally I don't look at pictures so intently, but now I know how much information you can get from a single picture."