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Featured books by Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman writes for curious readers of all ages, but perhaps she writes to satisfy her own curiosity and answer questions you never knew you wanted to ask. Her interests are as wide ranging as her inquisitiveness.

Heiligman's 2009 book Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist in the Young Adult category.

Babies: All You Need to Know

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Babies are special and so grow as only they can. How a baby develops is introduced through interesting information in lucid language accompanied by full color illustrations.

Celebrate Independence Day with Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Celebrate the birthday of the United States with food and fun while learning the history and meaning behind the various festivities. Elegant, crisp color photographs are sourced as is the information provided in this examination of an all-American day.

Celebremos Navidad con Villancicos, Regalos y Paz

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

La serie Fiestas del mundo de National Geographic ofrece a los lectores de primero hasta cuarto grado una introducción a las distintas fiestas religiosas y culturales que se celebran en distintas partes del mundo. Deborah Heiligman presenta las celebraciones y tradiciones navideñas de gente por todo el mundo.

Cool Dog, School Dog

By: Deborah Heiligman
Illustrated by: Tim Bowers
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Trinka, the happy hound (first introduced in Fun Dog, Sun Dog with similar bouncy language) misses her boy while he's at school and so decides to visit him there. Though the results aren't quite as anyone expected, all ends on a happy and satisfying note.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

By: Deborah Heiligman
Illustrated by: Bari Weismann
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

This is a lucid, well illustrated look at the process of how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, straightforward enough to satisfy the questions of a range of younger children.

Fun Dog, Sun Dog

By: Deborah Heiligman
Illustrated by: Tim Bowers
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Trinka, a floppy golden retriever, and her boy spend a day at the beach. There the friends play Frisbee, Trinka snitches candy (only to be reprimanded) and more. The rhythmic language is deal for sharing aloud and is accompanied by joy-filled illustrations.

High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

This attractive book presents a brief but comprehensive look at the 35th U.S. President and the issues he confronted during his brief time in office including the Cuban missile crisis and more. Additional resources are included in this useful and attractive book.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas with Carols, Presents & Peace

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

This handsome addition to the series that demonstrates the similarities between Christmas celebrations in different cultures and commonalities shared throughout the world. Lush photographs illuminate the straightforward text.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, & Dreidels

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Hanukkah is celebrated world over, as is demonstrated by the lush photographs. Information and traditions are presented in a readable text with additional activities and a recipe included.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Product Description: Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Thanksgiving with Turkey, Family & Counting Blessings

By: Deborah Heiligman
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Crisp photographs are used to illustrate this truly American holiday while revealing its origins in harvest festivals. A table of contents, index, and more are included.

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

By: Deborah Heiligman
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Paul Erdos grew up in Hungary and was always an unusual child. He enjoyed numbers, was inept at everyday activities (like tying his shoes), and hated rules but grew up to be a famous mathematician. Witty illustrations and a fluid narrative (which imbeds mathematical language), and fascinating author and illustrator notes introduce this mathematically gifted man.

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