Featured books by S. D. Schindler

Books illustrated by S. D. Schindler

A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

By: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

President Thomas Jefferson is given a gift of a fine, quite large cheese to serve White House guests by the people of a small Massachusetts town. This humorous tale was inspired by actual events, documented in an author's note.

Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words

By: Donna Janell Bowman
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Even good guys behave badly sometimes and that includes American hero, Abraham Lincoln. Rather than demount old Abe from a pedestal, this historical episode serves to demonstrate that even the best folks make mistakes and that errors can be rectified. Humorously told and expressively illustrated, additional information concludes the tale of Lincoln’s almost-duel.

Ben Franklin's Big Splash

By: Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Benjamin Franklin was always curious and thinking outside of the box, even as a boy. Youthful swimming (during a time when swimming was considered unhealthy) led Ben to invent paddles to be more fish-like. One episode from the life of a "smart, stubborn, sensible son of a soap-maker" is presented in humorous, detailed illustrations and lively language.

Big Pumpkin

By: Erica Silverman
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.

Home on the Range

By: Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The folksongs of cowboys weren't always well known. In fact, it was a young man who who helped record the country's history and popularize traditional songs was inspired by a teacher. This slice of an early musicologist's life is sure to intrigue readers.

Is This a House for a Hermit Crab?

By: Megan McDonald
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Attractive, highly realistic illustrations accompany engaging language as readers follow a hermit crab in search of a new home. Along the way, a variety of other sea creatures and their habitats are introduced in this warm and winning book.

Lots of Rot

By: Vicki Cobb
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction

What makes rotten food (or dirty socks) smell? Probably bacteria or another microorganism. The casual language and line drawings informs while encouraging experimentation with everyday items.

The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond

By: Deborah O'Neal, Angela Westengard
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Biography, Historical Fiction

Henry David Thoreau moved to Concord, Massachusetts around the same time that the Alcott family did (in 1845). Like the Alcotts, Thoreau had a distinctive philosophy; his involved the conservation of natural places. This handsomely illustrated and informally told glimpse at a particular activity is based on Thoreau's work to prevent a factory being built in Concord. (Walden Pond is now a state park.)

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