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What a conversation starter for a classroom or the dinner table: Can you imagine life without TV?

 

I can't even imagine it, and I'm old. Not that old, but I'll admit to this much: I doubt very much that the Krulls were the first family on their block in Wilmette, Illinois, to get a TV. My mom was pretty sure TV rotted your brain, but once we got one, she did let us watch The Wizard of Oz movie every year and a few other shows. So we had a lot more time for that other thing . . . what is... Read More


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A Boy Named FDR
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had...

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A Boy Named FDR
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into one of the wealthiest families in America, yet this ultimate rich kid grew up to do more for ordinary Americans than any other president. This appealing picture book biography shows how, from childhood on, FDR  was compassionate, cheerful, determined, and enormously likable. Though he had...

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The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read More
 





The Boy on Fairfield Street
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Trade Paperback

Award-winning author Kathleen Krull zeros in on the formative first 22 years of the life of Ted Geisel. This is the first picture book biography of Dr. Seuss, written especially for his young fans who want to know what made him tick. The animals in the zoo that his father ran... Read More
 





The Boy Who Invented TV
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Greg Couch
Trade Paperback

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years... Read More
 





The Boy Who Invented TV
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Greg Couch
Hardcover

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years... Read More
 





It's My Earth, Too
Written by Kathleen Krull
eBook

It’s never too early to begin learning about the beauty and bounty of Planet Earth. And now with this bright and rhythmic tribute, young children will find out all the ways in which they, too, can help care for our planet. Read More
 





Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
eBook

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter...

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Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Hardcover

Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter...

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The Road to Oz
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Hardcover

KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he... Read More
 





The Road to Oz
Written by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
eBook

KATHLEEN KRULL’S LIVELY text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he... Read More
 

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