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Coming soon ... sports books, a children's biography of Katherine Johnson, and much, much more.

The World's Fastest Cars

Capstone Press, 2016

Blue Note at 75

One of my favorite web projects for Kennedy Center. Listened to hours of jazz classics ... as research.

Theodore Roosevelt: America's 26th President

Encyclopedia of Presidents
Scholastic/Children's Press 2004

Winner of the 2005 Colorado Authors' League Award for Children's Nonfiction

Custom Cars

Capstone Press, 2010

Managing Conflict Resolution

Chelsea House, 2009

Drain on the Brain

Scholastic Choices article, Feb/March 2007

Winner of a 2007 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Media Award; Trade Magazine: Underage Drinking Issues category

REVIEW FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

MCCOLLUM, Sean. Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis. 80p. (Scientific American Series). charts. diags. maps. photos. reprods. bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Chelsea House. 2007. PLB $30. ISBN 978-0-7910-9047-3. LC 2007017740.

Gr 5–7—Following an introduction that focuses on the formation of a volcano off the coast of Iceland in 1963 and presents the principles of seismology, geology, and the structure of the Earth, individual chapters on volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis describe these phenomena, how they happen, and their characteristics. Subsequent passages discuss precautionary changes in building codes and bridge construction and efforts at prediction. Boxed off areas present supplementary information, such as myths, significant scientists, the future of the Earth, tables of the deadliest events, first-person accounts, historical notes, and tables of data. The workmanlike writing is clear, with glossary terms highlighted in the text. Major events, such as Mount St. Helens, the 2004 tsunami, and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, are used as examples, while good color diagrams and photos effectively illustrate ideas presented. Although these topics are readily available in many individual books, McCollum's volume is noteworthy for conveniently bringing them together in one title and highlighting their interrelatedness.
—Jeffrey A. French, formerly at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH

The Water Caller

Steck-Vaughn, 2004

Kenya (Globetrotter's Club)

Carolrhoda, 1999
CBC/NCSS selection: Notable Social Studies Books for Young People, 2000.

Too Extreme! Breaking Rules, Breaking Records

The Steck-Vaughn Company, 2007

Leveled nonfiction text.