Tom McCarthy is an award-winning writer and editor who has developed a knack for finding great stories for readers of all ages. Tom lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
In the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day in 1990, two thieves stole 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers introduces readers to the suspenseful history of interesting crimes. Nonfiction narratives use clear, concise language that both avid and reluctant readers will be drawn to.View
Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished–against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture. Encourages readers to connect historic events to contemporary events.View
Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality. These nonfiction titles for ages 9-12 introduce relevant and fascinating historical stories while integrating civics, social studies, and language arts. High-interest narrative nonfiction books are popular with middle grade students and educators because of the potential to...View
Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories is the first in a new series for 9–12 year olds called Mystery & Mayhem, which features true tales that whet kids' appetites for history by engaging them in genres with proven track records–mystery and adventure. History is made of near misses, unexplained disappearances, unsolved mysteries, and bizarre events that are almost too weird to be true–almost! The Mystery & Mayhem series delves into these tidbits of history to provide...View