Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is an American author of children’s books and young adult fiction. She is the bestselling author of The War That Saved Me Life, which hit number one on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Brubaker Bradley grew up loving reading and her school librarian, but never saw herself as the type of person who could become an author. She was interested in chemistry and majored in it in college, before heading to medical school alongside her husband/high school sweetheart. She only made it six weeks before realizing that she really wanted to pursue writing as a career. She worked as a research chemist and wrote at nights while her husband and her started a family. When she was pregnant with her second child, she received a contract for her first book to be published.

Publication Order of War Books

The War That Saved My Life(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War I Finally Won(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ruthie's Gift(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One-of-a-kind Mallie(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weaver's Daughter(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halfway to the Sky(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Freedom(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The President's Daughter(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lacemaker and the Princess(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leap of Faith(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jefferson's Sons(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Favorite Things(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ballerino Nate(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfect Pony(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Pop!(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Energy Makes Things Happen(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forces Make Things Move(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Books, You’ll Love…

One of Brubaker Bradley’s most popular books is The War That Saved My Life. This book is set during World War II and follows young Ada who has never left her family’s apartment. Her brother Jamie is sent to London to escape the war and Ada thinks it is her time to get out, and sneaks away from their cruel mother to join him. The kids find Susan Smith who takes them in and they begin to form a new a family, but can they possibly stay together through the war?

Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children is another great book by Brubaker Bradley. This one tells a piece of the darker side of American history as it covers some of Thomas Jefferson’s illegitimate children who were born to a slave mother. The invisible offspring had a rough upbringing and really showed the contradiction between slavery and the freedom that the young American country prided itself on.

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