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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Books In Order

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Publication Order of War Books

The War That Saved My Life (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War I Finally Won (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night War (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ruthie's Gift (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
One-of-a-Kind Mallie (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weaver's Daughter (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halfway to the Sky (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
For Freedom (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The President's Daughter (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lacemaker and the Princess (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leap of Faith (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jefferson's Sons (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fighting Words (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Night in Dallas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Favorite Things (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ballerino Nate (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Pony (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1 Books

Big Tracks, Little Tracks (By: Millicent E. Selsam) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tree Is a Plant (By: Clyde Robert Bulla) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
How a Seed Grows (By: Helene J. Jordan) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Makes a Shadow? (By: Clyde Robert Bulla) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Many Teeth? (By: Paul Galdone,Paul Showers) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Dipper (By: Franklyn Mansfield Branley) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Hands (By: Aliki) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starfish (By: Edith Thacher Hurd) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Five Senses (By: Aliki) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Air Is All Around You (By: Franklyn Mansfield Branley) (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireflies in the Night (By: Judy Hawes) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animals in Winter (By: Henrietta Bancroft,Richard G. Van Gelder) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ducks Don't Get Wet (By: Helen K. Davie,Augusta R. Goldin) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleep Is for Everyone (By: Paul Showers) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is There Life in Outer Space? (By: Franklyn Mansfield Branley) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthquakes (By: Franklyn Mansfield Branley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Feet (By: Aliki) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Growing! (By: Aliki) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Tadpole to Frog (By: Wendy Pfeffer) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Lives in a Shell? (By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baby Whales Drink Milk (By: Barbara Juster Esbensen) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Nest Full of Eggs (By: Priscilla Belz Jenkins) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's Alive? (By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Move (By: Lizzy Rockwell,Deborah Heiligman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's It Like to Be a Fish? (By: Wendy Pfeffer) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (By: Deborah Heiligman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Color Is Camouflage? (By: Carolyn B. Otto) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Safe Home for Manatees (By: Priscilla Belz Jenkins) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Are the Night Animals? (By: Mary Ann Fraser) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Puppies Are Growing (By: Carolyn B. Otto) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sounds All Around (By: Wendy Pfeffer) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Is Falling (By: Franklyn Mansfield Branley) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pop! (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bugs Are Insects (By: Anne Rockwell) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Animal Babies Stay Safe (By: Mary Ann Fraser) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinosaurs Big and Small (By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Pet Hamster (By: Anne Rockwell) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Seed to Pumpkin (By: Wendy Pfeffer) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Do Chicks Come From? (By: Amy E. Sklansky) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clouds (By: Anne Rockwell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cavity Is a Hole in Your Tooth (By: Jodi Huelin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everybody, Move Your Feet! (By: Jodi Huelin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Can't I Have Cake for Dinner? (By: Jodi Huelin) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's for Lunch? (By: Sarah L. Thomson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sun and the Moon (By: Carolyn Cinami Decristofano) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arctic Fox’s Journey (By: Wendy Pfeffer) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Marsupials (By: Katharine Kenah) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thump Goes the Rabbit (By: Fran Hodgkins) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2 Books

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Carolyn Cinami Decristofano
Energy Makes Things Happen (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forces Make Things Move (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of She Persisted Books

Ella Fitzgerald (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stella Batts Something Blue (By: Courtney Sheinmel) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 American Women Who Changed the World (By: Chelsea Clinton) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Persisted Around the World (By: Chelsea Clinton) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game (By: Chelsea Clinton) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harriet Tubman (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claudette Colvin (By: Lesa Cline-Ransome) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sally Ride (By: Atia Abawi) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virginia Apgar (By: Sayantani DasGupta) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nellie Bly (By: Michelle Knudsen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sonia Sotomayor (By: Meg Medina) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florence Griffith Joyner (By: Rita Williams-Garcia) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruby Bridges (By: Kekla Magoon) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clara Lemlich (By: Deborah Heiligman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Margaret Chase Smith (By: Ruby Shamir) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria Tallchief (By: Christine Day) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Helen Keller (By: Courtney Sheinmel) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oprah Winfrey (By: Renée Watson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wangari Maathai (By: Eucabeth A. Odhiambo) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference (By: Chelsea Clinton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Temple Grandin (By: Lyn Miller-Lachmann) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patsy Mink (By: Tae Keller) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patsy Mink (By: Tae Keller) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malala Yousafzai (By: Aisha Saeed) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diana Taurasi (By: Monica Brown) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilma Mankiller (By: Traci Sorell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maya Lin (By: Grace Lin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rosalind Franklin (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dorothy Height (By: Kelly Starling Lyons) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florence Nightingale (By: Alexandra Boiger,Chelsea Clinton,Gillian Flint,Shelli R. Johannes) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pura Belpré (By: Meg Medina,Marilisa Jimenez Garcia) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simone Biles (By: Kekla Magoon) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Writing both children’s fiction and historical literature, the American author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is well known for her unique and idiosyncratic style of prose, as she has a gifted take upon the formula, and one in which she is able to conjure up rich and vibrant visuals, ones from other places and other times, that allow the reader to feel as if they are really there immersed in the narrative. Her characters are also down to earth as she has a unique insight into what makes people tick, as well as understanding clearly how they interact with one another in a realistic style.

This, therefore, has managed to attract readers from all across the world, as they’ve turned to her work to be both informed and entertained in equal measure, as it provides a window into the past. Known for her keen sense of accuracy, she is also very highly regarded for her extremely well researched period based novels, that manage to really capture an idea of the time and the setting they’re attempting to portray. Taking the reader on a journey they manage to pull the reader in and give them a sense of what it was like to live in that time, along with the troubles and challenges that they may have faced then. Not only that, but she is also able to write for a younger audience as well, capturing their imagination and allowing them to gain a sense of wonder through her words and stories that are both engaging and compelling.

Citing a number of influences such as Laura Ingalls Wilder, Noel Streatfield and Lois Lenski, it’s clear that they live on through her work, as she follows in the footsteps of the greats. Giving a sense of the great outdoors too, it’s clear to see why she is becoming a firm fixture on the shelves of many, having reached a level of success unlike any other, With fans all across the world she has managed to attract the attention of both the critics and the general public alike, as she is respected both nationally as well as internationally too. It is also her personality that shines through too, as she manages to provide a sense of warmth and familiarity through both her series and her characters. These are aspects of her novels that have come to be appreciated globally, as her themes and ideas are universal, offering something that is timeless and classic.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1967 in Fort Wayne in Indiana, in the United States, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was to always harbor a strong passion for the written word, ever since she was a child. This would progress throughout the years, as she would continually come back to it, constantly building on it time and time again, formulating both her form and what what she wanted to say. Attending Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, she graduated with a degree in chemistry, something which would also give her an academic background, all whilst continuing to write.

All throughout college she would work on equestrian magazines whilst there as a freelance writer, something that she would take a lot from. This was also backed up by her time working as a part-time editor, all of which allowed her to get an insight into the process of writing for an audience. Later marrying her husband, Bart Bradley whom she had known since high-school, they both now live together in the Appalachian Mountains on their 52-acre farm, along with their many pets and animals, as she is always on the lookout for her next big idea, all whilst continuing to write full-time.

Writing Career

Publishing the novel ‘Ruthies Gift’ in 1998, she made her arrival onto the literary scene through the Delacorte publishing label to much acclaim. Winning the ‘Flying Start’ award for her effort, she quickly found herself placed upon six state awards lists, setting her up for a highly successful writing career. With series such as her ‘War’ franchise, she would also take a look into the past, and provide a sense of perspective on an otherwise unseen world and time.

Taking an ‘Introduction to Children’s Literature’ class whilst in college at the bequest of her roommate there, she found herself on the path to become a fully fledged author. This then saw her undertaking a lot more freelance writing on a regular basis. With a lot more set to come as well, she doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon either.

The Lacemaker and the Princess

Initially brought out in 2007 on the 22nd of May, this was first brought out through the ‘Margaret K. McElderry’ publishing label to much acclaim. Working as a standalone it wasn’t to be part of any series, but it did follow in the same vein as many of her other series, with its period based setting. Introducing fun and engaging characters, it carries the reader along at a brisk pace, whilst also keeping them informed about the intricacies of French high-society around the time of the revolution.

Living in the town of Versailles, the young eleven year-old Isabelle is almost trampled to death one day after attempting to deliver lace to the palace. It is then that she is saved from this crowd of courtiers by none other than Marie Antoinette, as she is then taken into the world of high-society, as she is taken under the wing of Marie as her companion. That’s when the French Revolution begins to take place, and she is then left with a decision to make, as she finds her loyalties between luxury and class fully tested. Will she succumb to the pleasures of high-society? Can she overcome the class conflict? What will happen to the lacemaker and the princess?

The War I Finally Won

Originally brought out on 3rd of October in 2017, this was the second in the ongoing ‘The War That Saved My Life’ series. Released through the ‘Dial Books’ publishing house this time, it follows on directly from the first. Working as a period piece, it provides an insight into America’s past that is not usually seen.

Having had her clubfoot fixed finally, Ada has now proven herself not to be ‘deranged’ as her mother initially said she was. With her and her brother, Jamie, living with their far more loving legal guardian Lady Thornton, they seem to be a lot happier. That’s when new tenants move in and the moral complexities of war seem to be painted in shades of gray. Who is Ada now, if not the daughter of her mother? Will they find themselves in the War? What will become of Ada as she asks ‘who am I in the war I finally won’?

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One Response to “Kimberly Brubaker Bradley”

  1. Joyce Heinen: 2 years ago

    Will there be a 3rd book in the War books? I loved the books, The War that saved My Life and The War I Finally Won.


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