Tad Lincoln’s Restless Wriggle: Pandemonium and Patience in the President’s House

Illustrated by S.D. Schindler, Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek, ISBN 9781635923155


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Educator Guide is in the works!



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“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway

Illustrated by Jenn Harney, Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek, ISBN 9781684373994

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • NSTA Best STEM Book list 2021

Educator Guide 

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Illustrated by E.B. Lewis, Boyds Mills & Kane/Calkins Creek  ISBN 978-1629799391

  • Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for younger readers
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Shortlist Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice
  • Finalist Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
  • NCSS: 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books

Educator Guide;  Class Activity: Path of Inspiration

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An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution

Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books  ISBN 9781534405554  

  • Junior Library Guild Selection 
  • Finalist Colorado Children’s Book Award 

 Educator Guide from S&S;  Additional Activity Packet

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Upcoming Titles:

REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT: LEADING THE MINUTE WOMEN IN THE FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE, illustrated by Susan Reagan, Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane, spring 2022.

FRANZ’S PHANTASMAGORICAL MACHINE, illustrated by Caroline Hamel, Kids Can Press, spring 2022.

THE BOUNDLESS SPIRIT OF DEBORAH SAMPSON: THE STORY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER, illustrated by Anne Lambelet, Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane, fall 2022

THOMAS JEFFERSON’S BATTLE FOR SCIENCE: BIAS, TRUTH, AND A MIGHTY MOOSE, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes, Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills & Kane, Fall 2023.