Books by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

JEFFERSON'S SONS by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A big, serious work of historical investigation and imagination; the tale has never before been told this well. (Historical fiction. 9-14) "
It was a secret everybody knew at Monticello: Thomas Jefferson was the father of Beverly, Harriet, Madison and Eston Hemings, and their mother was Sally Hemings, a slave owned by Jefferson. Read full book review >
LEAP OF FAITH by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

Expelled from public school and forced to attend parochial school, a skeptical pre-teen finds friendship as well as faith. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

A lively historical novel about a young lacemaker at Versailles just before the French Revolution. Read full book review >

THE PERFECT PONY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

Written in the first person with a simple, direct style and repetition, this accessible tale chronicles a young girl's early love for horses and her eventual search for the "perfect pony." Read full book review >

BALLERINO NATE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

After attending a student ballet performance with his kindergarten class, Nate decides he wants to become a ballet dancer. Read full book review >

FORCES MAKE THINGS MOVE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Simple language and appealing illustrations combine to elucidate the tricky concept of force in this solid Let's-Read-and-Find-Out offering. Read full book review >

THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

It's 1901, and ten-year-old Ethel's father has just become president after McKinley's assassination. Read full book review >

FAVORITE THINGS by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2003

Ask an imaginative little boy about his favorite things, and he won't be limited to extolling the virtues of raindrops on roses. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

Suzanne David's father always said, "Obey the rules and no one gets hurt." Read full book review >

ENERGY MAKES THINGS HAPPEN by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

Explaining sophisticated scientific concepts in terms that are both interesting and understandable is a rare talent. Read full book review >

POP! by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

What makes a bubble? Read full book review >

HALFWAY TO THE SKY by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

Hiking the Appalachian Trail forms the groundwork for this emotionally taut story about Dani, 12, who is trying to escape from the misery of the traumatic death of her 13-year-old brother from muscular dystrophy, her parents' divorce, and her father's remarriage and pregnant new wife. Read full book review >

WEAVER’S DAUGHTER by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

This charming and involving historical novel brings readers to the Southwest Territory (now Tennessee) in 1792. Read full book review >

RUTHIE'S GIFT by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

Ruthie, eight years old, is a strong and unforgettable character in the enthralling, old-fashioned novel that is Bradley's debut. The only girl in a family of five raucous, teasing boys, Ruthie prays that the new baby will be a girl. Read full book review >