Books by Monica Kulling

MARY ANNING'S CURIOSITY by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An alternative to the shelf full of picture-book biographies, for readers who may find Sheila Cole's Dragon in the Cliff, illustrated by T.C. Farrow (1991) hard to read or get. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Carved out and buffed up from historical records, an imagined account of the great fossil hunter's early life and groundbreaking career. Read full book review >
ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Interesting but never compelling or heartfelt. (author's note, websites) (Picture book. 7-9)"
In 1903, 8-year-old millworkers Aiden and Gussie carry pickets demanding an end to child labor practices. Read full book review >
ZAP! NIKOLA TESLA TAKES CHARGE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Storywise, this admiring introduction to one of the foremost inventors of the electrical age sparkles, but it doesn't provide a steady, dependable source of information. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States nearly penniless, but he had engineering skills and a grand dream. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALICE BABETTE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A rose is a rose, and loving friendship is loving friendship, as this sweet celebration makes clear. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Alice Babette wakes up on her birthday, she's certain "it will be a day filled with surprises." Read full book review >
GRANT AND TILLIE GO WALKING by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Though the factual information about Grant Wood is scanty, this fanciful story represents the power of friendship and the role of the familiar in the creative process. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Loosely based on the life of Grant Wood, this is the story of the artist's search for inspiration and his discovery that home—and a cow named Tillie—was all he needed to be happy. Read full book review >
THE TWEEDLES GO ONLINE by Monica Kulling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"No spam, no robocalls, no fundraising appeals…those were the days. Maybe it's time for a crokinole comeback, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Riding the cutting edge of change continues to bring mixed blessings for the Tweedles, a turn of the century—the 20th century—clan. Read full book review >
IT’S A SNAP! by Monica Kulling
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This inaugural title in the Great Idea series is lively, but the unsourced dialogue and the absence of any bibliography or suggestions for further reading is regrettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a reprieve from long hours in the banking business, George Eastman pursued photography as a hobby. Read full book review >