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Kathleen Krull


Kathleen Krull


Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. 

Kathleen Krull

Books by Kathleen Krull

by Kathleen Krull - Biography, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, Politics

Introduce young readers to the stakes, challenges, setbacks and victories involved in the single most important event in our nation’s history, the American Revolution, with this approachable book from Kathleen Krull, a Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award winner. Find out what events led our young nation to go to war with Great Britain and how the Declaration of Independence, the document that continues to shape our civil rights, came to be.

Written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Maple Lam - Biography, Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History

One minute you can't live without them...the next minute you don't want them breathing your air! Siblings everywhere will relate to this humorous look at famous brothers and sisters whose important bonds have shaped their accomplishments...(mostly) for the better. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings --- even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't and everyone in between!

Written by Kathleen Krull and Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt - Biography, Children's, Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, World History

You might know that Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, Lewis and Clark headed west with the help of Sacajawea and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers as people? What were they like as kids? What bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With plenty of maps and juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, LIVES OF THE EXPLORERS takes readers on a journey across oceans, continents and beyond, celebrating the wanderlust that has shaped our understanding of the globe.

by Kathleen Krull and Anna DiVito - Biography, Children's 8-12, History, Nonfiction

Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House.

Written by Kathleen Krull with illustrations by David Leonard - Biography, Children's Nonfiction

Judy Blume wrote her way through controversy and censorship to become a pioneer who helped make it okay for kids and teens to discuss their everyday concerns, including the kinds of things people don't always like to talk about. Now more than forty years into her career of writing frank and funny books, Judy still has the amazing ability to connect with young readers and adults.

by Kathleen Krull - Nonfiction

Scientists have a reputation for being focused on their work --- and maybe even dull. But take another look. Did you know that it’s believed Galileo was scolded by the Roman Inquisition for sassing his mom? That Isaac Newton loved to examine soap bubbles? That Albert Einstein loved to collect joke books, and that geneticist Barbara McClintock wore a Groucho Marx disguise in public?