New Review for Miniature Donkey and Pygmy Goat!

“Young aspiring pet owners looking for something a little out of the ordinary will find plenty of inspiration and realistic guidance in these entries in the You Have A Pet What?! series. . . . The adorable photos of fuzzy-nosed creatures in Miniature Donkey might catapult them to the top of pet wish lists, but be prudent: these animals … Continue reading

New Book Day: Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency

I love it when a final book is delivered by the publisher! The book process is lengthy, lasting a year or sometimes longer, but the final book is such a reward to receive. My latest book is titled Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency in the Presidential Powerhouses series by Lerner Publishing. I learned so much while researching the … Continue reading

Science in Action!

Some of my new books just arrived! The 6-book Science in Action series for Abdo Publishing includes: The Science of Color: Investigating Light The Science of Glaciers: How Temperature Works The Science of Music: Discovering Sound The Science of Race Cars: Studying Forces and Motion The Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy The Science of Stars: … Continue reading

School Library Journal: new review!

My books in the You Have a Pet What?! series from Rourke Educational Media were recently reviewed in School Library Journal. Here’s what they had to say about this fun series, of which I wrote Rat and Sugar Glider: “This collection of exotic pets introduces these animals, covering history, natural habitat, care, and characteristics both positive … Continue reading

New Review! Everything World War I

Everything World War I. National Geographic Kids, 2014 “Kenney, along with historian Edward G. Lengel, introduces middle grade students to the key events and major characters of the first modern war in the 20th century. Filled with color and b&w maps, infographics, and behind-the scene photos, the book covers the events that led to war, battlefields, the home front, major personalities, and … Continue reading

New books from ABDO!

Two new books I authored are just out from ABDO Publishing! Stephen Hawking: Extraordinary Theoretical Physicist in the CORE Library series Teen Pregnancy in the Essential Issues series

What’s Your Style? Review

“Whether kids need help defining their personal style, cultivating it, or both, the books in the What’s Your Style? series can help. A quiz kicks off each title. If you have a penchant for the ’60s, earthy colors, and fringed purses, then you’re into Boho Fashion. With hip images and current information, Kenney explores stars to turn to for style … Continue reading

New Reviews!

I have a few new reviews out for two of my books for Compass Point books! Here they are: Shop Tech: The Science of Cars. Compass Point Books, 2011 “The titles in this very fine applied science series discuss the scientific principles behind what takes place in each situation, then discuss the how/why of scenarios, … Continue reading

Cool Parties Review in School Library Journal

My Cool Parties series for ABDO was reviewed in the December edition of SLJ. Here’s the complete review: Gr 3-6–This colorful set of six books has a lot of child appeal. The vivid photos and well-organized and readable content provide great springboards for party ideas. While the basics of planning, preparation, and attention to detail … Continue reading