eBooks for Kindergarten through 8th grade

Elijah and George A Revolutionary Tale, by Michael Dooling

Chapter Book Grades 3-Adult.

EPUB Format – 125 Pages 12 illustrations. Back Matter

Huckleberry Finn meets The Patriot! An impossible adventure begins when a young boy sneaks out of General George Washington’s encampment in a desperate search to find his father, a soldier who does not return from battle. Will the game of Checkers save the young boy’s life and get him home?5 out of 5 stars An Asset to any Classroom or Lesson“”Elijah & George: A Revolutionary Tale” weaves a compelling, visually enticing, and historically accurate depiction of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of young Elijah Paterson. With vivid detail and relevant, well-described accounts of the actual events that shaped our country’s formation. From the early stages of the Colonist’s determination to break free from English rule through Independence, this book guides the reader through a colorful ride in the history of our nation. The author’s use of language is especially apparent, tying in vernacular from the time period with modern language…offering multiple lesson options for teachers from different educational disciplines to use this book within their curriculum. As a person working within the field of both education and child development, I would recommend this book without reservation to parents, students, teachers, and administrators alike.”Andrew Disque, Teacher5 out of 5 stars Excellent story with outstanding illustrations!“Michael has a gift for storytelling that is rare.”Ann C., Educator5 out of 5 stars  Should be in every School Library.“…great to read to your children and grandchildren. Should be in every School Library.”B. Dobrzykowski
Homeschool“A perfect addition to your home library and great supplemental reading for those homeschooling parents studying the Revolutionary War. This book is great for younger kids as a read-aloud or for older students as independent reading. Historical facts are woven throughout this captivating story keeping young readers interested while they learn through the eyes of a young boy how life was during the Revolutionary War era. Highly recommended!”Amanda M, Homeschool ParentThis book is currently being developed into a Major Motion Picture by Metatron Productions, LLC.

Dear Mother, by Michael Dooling

Picture Book Grades 3-6

PDF Format 34 Pages 15 Illustrations Back Matter

Learn about the Civil War through the eyes of a twelve-year-old bugle boy’s letter home to his mother. Soldiers from both the North and the South wrote letters home describing the hardships they endured. Many boys under the age of fifteen, and even some girls masquerading as boys, enlisted as messengers, scouts, drummers, fifes, and buglers.

“I love the settings and the masterful details in your Civil War art.” -R. Hauck, Staff Action Control Officer at HQDA

“Powerful Message.” -N. Solell, Senior Education Consultant

5.0 out of 5 stars. “M. Dooling has done it again! It (this book) really captures the heartbreaking tragedies of that war; I only wish MD could find a similar letter from a Confederate boy or girl to create a sequel. All of Mr. Dooling’s works are well worth the investments both for home and schools!” -M. Byrd, Teacher/Librarian

Fossil Hunter and the Lizard of the Dragon of Antiquity

Fossil Hunter: and the Lizard of the Dragon of Antiquity, by Michael Dooling

Picture Book Grades 2-6

PDF Format 34 Pages 17 illustrations Back Matter

Strange and monstrous bones for your classroom! Author & Illustrator Michael Dooling brings fossil hunter William Foulke’s quest for strange and monstrous bones to life. In 1858, Foulke unearthed the first almost complete dinosaur skeleton ever found, proving what dinosaurs looked like and that they really once existed. Foulke changed paleontology from a gentlemen’s hobby to a mainstream science.

“Here are strange marls, the relics of infinite animal life, into which has sunk the lizard of the dragon of antiquity–the gigantic Hadrosaurus….” -Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, 1873

“This is a great addition for any library or classroom!” -Ruth Teacher

“Michael’s stories are a blend of meticulously researched history, grand adventure, lovely art, and just plain cool subject matter–regardless of the reader’s gender. Perfect for the reluctant reader, budding scholar, and every kid in between.” -Grace Burrowes, JD, MA, child advocate, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

George Washington’s Army and Me, by Michael Dooling

Picture Book Grades 2-6

PDF Format 34 Pages 17 Illustrations Back Matter

A poignant story told through the eyes of a young boy and based on letters and diaries of people who marched with the Army.

“This is a great book to be used by educators and parents…” Mtn Horserider

“Well written and beautifully illustrated.” -TeachersNet Gazette

“Beautiful story with gorgeous illustrations. This picture book is the perfect addition to a classroom library or as a gift for 2-6th graders. The story will touch your heart and the illustrations are simply stunning. This book is a favorite in my classroom. ” -loves to teach

Young Thomas Edison, by Michael Dooling

Picture Book Grades 2-6 (Originally published by Holiday House)

PDF Format 34 Pages 17 Illustrations Back Matter

“Dooling has brought Edison’s boyhood into focus through careful attention to visual detail and a readable text. What emerges is a story of a determined, focused young man who, despite significant hearing loss and other setbacks, continued to experiment and create inventions that we still use today. …somber oil on canvas illustrations use a dark palette and are extraordinarily beautiful. Each page exhibits an artistic mastery that perfectly draws out the subject and fills the space with objects that reflect the period. This inspiring book honors a brilliant inventor and belongs in every library.” -School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“This book exceeded all of our expectations…it is literature of this quality that instills a love of history in a child – Exquisite!” -Treetop Learning

Chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2006 by the Children’s Book Council and National Council for the Social Studies.

Chosen for Maryland State’s Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book List

Selected as a Children’s Crown Award Nominee by National Christian School Association

The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race

The Great Horse-Less Carriage Race, by Michael Dooling

Picture Book Grades K-6 (Originally published by Holiday House)

PDF Format 34 Pages 17 Illustrations Back Matter

“This exciting account of the race that gave birth to America’s first automobile company is accompanied by vivid paintings guaranteed to transport readers to an unforgettable day in our history.”

“Children will be captivated by this vivid, tongue-in-cheek glimpse of the earliest automobiles and the doughty men who built and rode them to victory.” -Booklist

“Dooling has lovingly re-created an era… his spreads convey the icy dullness of the day, the enthusiasm of the onlookers, and even the frenzy of the race.” -School Library Journal

Doodle with Dooling

Doodle with Dooling How to Draw, by Michael Dooling

Grade Levels 4th Grade and up. Homeschool.

PDF Format 6 pages 10 Lessons of Varying Difficulty.

Show on your Smartboard to your class.

Learn how to see and copy shapes with your artist’s eyes.

Learn to use your ARTISTS EYES by seeing and copying the shapes in an object. This lesson will NOT make you a great draughtsman (or drawer) overnight. Drawing is difficult! It is a skill that you have to practice. The purpose of this ebook is to teach you the process of seeing. The emphasis is on correcting your mistakes as you go along. The more you draw, the fewer mistakes you make. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

“5 Stars. My students are going to love this! You have this set up so I can teach it as a whole class, or I can print these up and laminate them to use as an early finisher project. I think your easy practice steps will benefit all students, not just the artistic ones.” -DD

Letter Sketches (not part of eBook)

Today, we share our pictures on Facebook. Many people in the 19th century, like Vincent Van Gogh, shared their world with others by writing letters. In many of his letters, Vincent sketched objects describing what he saw. Build on what you learned in Doodle with Dooling by asking your students to bring to class a small object that they consider beautiful. Have your students write a letter explaining why their object is special to them. Within the letter have your children draw (their object) using the skills they learned in Doodle with Dooling. Letter Sketches are a great way to encourage reading, writing, and drawing.

Check out How to Draw Jack below!

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