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Annette Whipple is the author of many fact-filled books for children focusing on history and science. She also writes articles and materials for classroom teachers. Be sure to check out her free teacher guides

Upcoming 2024 Releases
March 2024- Quirky Critter Devotions: 52 Wild Wonders for Kids (Tyndale)
October 2024- Christmas (Quarto Publishing: words & pictures)
2024 2023Chomp! The Truth About Sharks (Reycraft Books)
2024- Flick! The Truth About Lizards (Reycraft Books)


Quirky Critter Devotions: 52 Wild Wonders for Kids (Tyndale)
Quirky Critter Devotions sets you on an animal-themed expedition to uncover wildly weird facts, journal your thoughts, and gain hands-on experience with zoo-tastic activities! Discover a wide range of crazy-cool critters spanning seven animal categories—mammals, insects, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, and spiders. From familiar faces like turtles and honey bees to incredible creatures like the Goliath bird-eating spider, this devotional is sure to cultivate a passion for God’s Word and his creation.
Four fact-filled pages help readers get to know the animals more while diving into faith.
 

 
240 pages coming March 5, 2024.
Pre-order from your local bookstore today!
ISBN: 978-1496477002
Also available at 
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Barnes and Noble 
Tyndale
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Published Books
Meow! The Truth About Cats (Reycraft Books)
Our feline friends occasionally frustrate us, but cats also fascinate us every day! Learn more about how they think and behave and the science behind them. Feline facts fill this 32-page question-and-answer book. It includes bold photography and humorous illustrations. It's loaded with back matter for kids who want even more information about cats. And, like all of The Truth About books, the hardcover edition comes with a full-size poster!
A Kirkus STARRED Review!
Take a peek at this spread! 
Hardcover with poster ISBN: 
978-1478879572
Ask for it at your local bookstore!
Amazon (affiliate)

Ribbit! The Truth About Frogs showcases these beautiful amphibians in this question-and answer book. The photographs, illustrations, and text celebrate these amazing animals and answer kids' big questions about frogs. 
A Science and Nature Best Book of 2022 from SLJ

Hardcover with poster ISBN: 
978-1478875871
Ask for it at your local bookstore or online.

Scurry! The Truth About Spiders celebrates spiders in this question-and answer book. The photographs, illustrations, and text combine to create an inviting book for all sorts of people who want to know the truth about spiders--even those who don't love spiders.

Hardcover with poster ISBN: 978-1478870234
Ask for it at your local bookstore or online.
The page spreads are really visual, too! 

Woof! The Truth About Dogs is a question-and-answer picture book for dog lovers. I may have written the words, but the talent of Reycraft Books shines in the design. Each page spread focuses on one Q&A. In addition to the main text and lots of stunning photographs, each page spread includes a visit from an illustrated dog with a bit of sass and humor.  

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1478873808
Ask for it at your local bookstore or online.
The page spreads are lots of fun for the readers!


Other Books by Annette Whipple: 
Whooo Knew? The Truth about Owls is a question-and-answer picture book. I may have written the words, but the talent of Reycraft Books shines in the design. Each page spread focuses on one Q&A. In addition to the main text and lots of stunning photographs, each page spread includes a visit from an illustrated owl whooo shares from his perspective--often with a bit of sass. 

Hardcover with poster ISBN: 978-1478869627
Paperback ISBN:  978-1478869634
(Click image to view larger. THAT is not a tongue!) 

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A Chapter-by-Chapter Guide
 provides brief introductions to each Little House book, chapter-by-chapter story guides, and additional information related to each of the books’ content and history. “Fact vs. Fiction” sidebars tell the surprising truth about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s writing, while 75 activities, crafts, and recipes encourage kids to “Live Like Laura” using easy-to-find supplies. Thoughtful questions help the reader develop appreciation and understanding for stories. (Chicago Review Press, August 2020)

Learn more about The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion in this announcement and FAQ about it!
 
and
The Story of the Wright Brothers A story about making ideas take flight...
The Wright brothers were the first people ever to build and fly an airplane, doing what many people at the time didn’t think was possible. Before they made history with their airplane, Wilbur and Orville were curious kids who loved learning about the world around them and how it worked. They fell in love with the idea of flying and taught themselves everything they needed to know to make their dream come true.
Explore how the Wright brothers went from young boys growing up in Ohio to world-famous inventors, aviators, and businessmen. How will their hard work and big imaginations inspire you? (Rockridge Press, July 2020)
ISBN:  978-1647392390

Previously Published...

Insects as Producers (Rourke, 2016)
Soil (Rourke, 2017)
Flowers (Rourke, 2017)
Africa (Rourke, 2018)
North America (Rourke, 2018)

Teacher Guides

Annette Whipple is a former teacher and loves to provide resources for educators. These free teacher guides are full of ELA and STEM activities. No email needed! (But you can subscribe here IF that interests you.)

Author Visits 

Annette Whipple is a nonfiction children's author living in Pennsylvania (near Maryland and Delaware). Learn more about her author visits!