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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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War I Finally Won (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

Favorite Things (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ballerino Nate (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Pony (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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

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

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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forces Make Things Move (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of She Persisted Books

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

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: 1 year 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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