New Release Books by Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the author of Fallout (2021), Born to Fly (2019), Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys (2019), Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean (2020) and other 59 books.

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Fallout

release date: Sep 07, 2021
Fallout
New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin presents a follow up to his award-winning book Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World''s Most Dangerous Weapon, taking readers on a terrifying journey into the Cold War and our mutual assured destruction. As World War II comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as the two greatest world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the United States showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim deep below, and undercover agents meet in the dead of night. The Cold War game grows more precarious as weapons are pointed towards each other, with fingers literally on the trigger. The decades-long showdown culminates in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the world''s close call with the third—and final—world war. Praise for BOMB: A Newbery Honor book A National Book Awards finalist for Young People''s Literature A Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title “This is edge-of-the seat material that will resonate with YAs who clamor for true spy stories, and it will undoubtedly engross a cross-market audience of adults who dozed through the World War II unit in high school.” —BCCB, starred review “...reads like an international spy thriller, and that''s the beauty of it.” —School Library Journal, starred review “[A] complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.” —Booklist “A must-read...” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A superb tale of an era and an effort that forever changed our world.” —Kirkus, starred review Also by Steve Sheinkin: The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About Westward Expansion King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the American Revolution Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the Civil War Born to Fly: The First Women''s Air Race Across America

Born to Fly

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Born to Fly
Born to Fly is the gripping story of the fearless women pilots who aimed for the skies—and beyond. Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women''s air race across the U.S. Follow the incredible lives of legend Amelia Earhart, who has captivated generations; Marvel Crosson, who built a plane before she even learned how to fly; Louise Thaden, who shattered jaw-dropping altitude records; and Elinor Smith, who at age seventeen made headlines when she flew under the Brooklyn Bridge. These awe-inspiring stories culminate in a suspenseful, nail-biting rate across the country that brings to life the glory and grit of the dangerous and thrilling early days of flying, expertly told by the master of nonfiction history for young readers, National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. Featuring illustrations by Bijou Karman.

Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys

release date: Jun 25, 2019
Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys
Using his in-depth knowledge of American history, award winning author Steve Sheinkin and illustrator Neil Swaab create exciting adventures through time with historical figures going AWOL and true fun facts about each person. WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. The students of Ms. Maybee''s class used to think history was boring, but that was before time started to get twisted! When a spaceship carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaves 1969—and lands in 1869 Texas—cowboy Nat Love decides to trade in his horse for a trip to the moon. Can siblings Doc and Abby untwist history and get everyone back where they belong? Houston, we have a problem! Check out Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys and all of the hilarious books in the Time Twisters series. History will never be boring again! Don''t miss the other books in the Time Twisters series, including Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler and Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean!

Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

release date: Mar 01, 2020
Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean
When Abigail Adams decides there''s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she escapes to become a Caribbean pirate. Can siblings Abby and Doc fix history before things get too mixed up?

Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler

release date: Mar 01, 2020
Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler
Lincoln quits history once and for all, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler! Now step-siblings Abby and Doc have to convince Lincoln to go back to Springfield, Illinois, accept the presidency, and prove once and for all that history is not boring!

Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot

release date: Mar 01, 2020
Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot
When Amelia Earhart accidentally lands her plane in Ancient Greece, Abby and Doc partner with Kyniska, the first woman to win the Olympics, to get Amelia back on track to finish her first solo flight across the Atlantic.

Most Dangerous

release date: Sep 24, 2019
Most Dangerous
Most Dangerous is the award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth. In 1964, Daniel Ellsberg was a U.S. government analyst, helping to plan a war in Vietnam. It was the height of the Cold War, and the government would do anything to stop the spread of communism—with or without the consent of the American people. As the fighting in Vietnam escalated, Ellsberg turned against the war. He had access a top-secret government report known as the Pentagon Papers, and he knew it could blow the lid off of years of government lies. But did he have the right to expose decades of presidential secrets? And what would happen to him if he did it? A lively book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, the 2015 National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children''s nonfiction. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum. Praise for Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War: 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner A 2015 National Book Award finalist A 2015 Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books Blue Ribbon book A 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalist Selected for the 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List “Steve Sheinkin is a master of fast-paced histories . . . [this] is Sheinkin’s most compelling one yet. ” —Washington Post *“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

release date: Jan 17, 2017
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
"A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"--

Guys Read: True Stories

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Guys Read: True Stories
Jon Scieszka''s Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. Supports the Common Core State Standards

The Port Chicago 50

release date: Jan 21, 2014
The Port Chicago 50
An astonishing World War II military story of civil rights from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin. A National Book Award Finalist A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. The Port Chicago 50 is a fascinating story of the prejudice and injustice that faced black men and women in America''s armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum, including history and social studies. “Sheinkin delivers another meticulously researched WWII story, one he discovered while working on his Newbery Honor book, Bomb...Archival photos appear throughout, and an extensive bibliography, source notes, and index conclude this gripping, even horrific account of a battle for civil rights predating Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Also by Steve Sheinkin: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World''s Most Dangerous Weapon The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About Westward Expansion King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the American Revolution Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the Civil War Born to Fly: The First Women''s Air Race Across America

El Iluminado

release date: Nov 13, 2012
El Iluminado
When young Rolando Pérez falls to his death from a cliff outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, the mysteries immediately begin to accumulate. Was he pushed or did he jump? What are the documents that Rolando was willing sacrifice himself to protect from his family, the police, and the Catholic Church? And what does a colorful concha pastry have to do with any of this? In the midst of the investigation, Professor Ilan Stavans arrives in Santa Fe to give a lecture about the area''s long-buried Jewish history. He''s looking forward to relaxing afterwards with an evening of opera, but his presentation on “crypto-Jews” attracts unexpected attention, and soon Ilan is drawn into a desperate race to find the long-lost documents that might hold the key to Rolando''s death. Ilan''s detective work leads him to taco joints, desert ranches, soaring cathedrals, and, finally, deep into the region''s past, where he encounters another young man: Luis de Carvajal, aka “El Iluminado,” a sixteenth-century religious dissenter. In a tale of martyrdom that eerily echoes Rolando''s, Carvajal fled Spain for colonial Mexico at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, searching for his religious heritage—a hunt for which he, like Rolando, would pay the ultimate price. In El Iluminado, esteemed literary critic Ilan Stavans and author and illustrator Steve Sheinkin present a secret history of religion in the Americas, showing how thousands of European refugees have left a trail of ghostly footprints—and troves of mysteries—across the American Southwest.

Bomb

release date: Sep 04, 2012
Bomb
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

release date: Nov 09, 2010
The Notorious Benedict Arnold
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America''s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

Which Way to the Wild West?

release date: Jul 06, 2010
Which Way to the Wild West?
History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller''s voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin''s Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America''s greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you''re negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

King George, what was His Problem?

release date: Jan 01, 2015
King George, what was His Problem?
"What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They''re all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution"--Back cover.

Rabbi Harvey Vs. the Wisdom Kid

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Rabbi Harvey Vs. the Wisdom Kid
Rabbi Harvey and the "Wisdom Kid" Rubin duel by retelling Jewish folktales, fighting for the right to lead their town.

Two Miserable Presidents

release date: Jul 07, 2009
Two Miserable Presidents
May 22, 1856: A MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WALKS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER, LOOKING FOR TROUBLE. That Congressman, Preston Brooks, was ready to attack Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts over remarks Sumner made slamming senators who supported slavery in Kansas. Brooks lifted his cane to beat Sumner, and here the action in the book stops, so that Steve Sheinkin can explain just where this confrontation started. In the process, he unravels the complicated string of events – the small things, the personal ones, the big issues– that led to The Civil War. It is a time and a war that threatened America''s very existence, revealed in the surprising true stories of the soldiers and statesmen who battled it out. Two Miserable Presidents is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children''s Book of the Year.

King George: What Was His Problem?

release date: Jul 07, 2009
King George: What Was His Problem?
New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers an American history lesson they''ll never forget in the fun and funny King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the American Revolution, featuring illustrations by Tim Robinson. A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They’re all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution. Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn''t one of them. What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, ancedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narratives filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" --George Washington), and action. It''s the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can''t help but want to tell to everyone you know. “For middle-graders who find Joy Hakim’s 11-volume A History of US just too daunting, historian Sheinkin offers a more digestible version of our country’s story...The author expertly combines individual stories with sweeping looks at the larger picture—tucking in extracts from letters, memorable anecdotes, pithy characterizations and famous lines with a liberal hand.”—Kirkus Reviews Also by Steve Sheinkin: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World''s Most Dangerous Weapon The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About Westward Expansion Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn''t Tell You About the Civil War Born to Fly: The First Women''s Air Race Across America

Born to Fly [uncorrected Proof]

release date: Jan 01, 2019
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