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FALLOUT release day!

My new non-fiction Cold War thriller is official out in the world! If anyone’s interested in a signed and personalized copy, here’s a link to my awesome local indie bookstore, Northshire Saratoga.


Author Fan Face-off Turns 50!

Fifty episodes, that is – and counting. Recent shows have featured challenges with authors such as Jerry Craft, R.J. Palacio, Gordon Korman, and many more!


Author Fan Face-off with Kate DiCamillo!

You know we had to try for this one – today’s new Author Fan Face-off features the great Kate DiCamillo, taking a true super-fan in a Flora & Ulysses challenge. Can anyone keep up with these two?


Author Fan Face-off updates

We’re about to post our 30th episode of Author Fan Face-off, and starting to get some really nice attention. Here’s a new podcast from WAMC. And this very cool article with idea for how teachers can use the show – which was our whole motivation in the first place!


Author Fan Face-off X 2!

Author Fan Face-off #14 features Ruth Behar and Lucky Broken Girl! And here’s episode #15, with Kate Messner’s Breakout!


Rabbi Harvey Q and A

My very first book, even before I started writing nonfiction, was a graphic novel called The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey. I did three Harvey books – and still hope to do more some day. Meanwhile, here’s a quick video in which I answer some reader questions about the books and show how I draw the […]


A new writing exercise

While we’re all stuck at home… Here’s a short writing exercise I do a lot in schools – we take a scene from my book Bomb and write our own versions. Let me know how it goes!


Margaret A. Edwards Award!

When M.T. Anderson won this amazing honor last year, I teased him a bit for being old enough to win what is, sort of, a lifetime achievement award. Turns out I’m old enough too. I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it many more – the only reason I get to do this great […]


New Review for Born to Fly!

Nice words from Booklist on my upcoming book, Born to Fly! “Sheinkin’s story-like narration puts readers right in the action, making them gasp and cheer along with the fliers… This book soars as it details these often overlooked figures from history.” [starred review]


Children’s History Book Prize Finalist Interview

The New York Historical Society has announced that Undefeated is one of four finalists for their 2018 Children’s History Book Prize! Readers can help choose the winner by voting – “polls” open the week of April 30. For now, here’s a really cool interview about the book – and you gotta love that they call […]