Frank Murphy Author Page

The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled to be able to offer these wonderful signed Picture Books by one of our favorite Children's Authors, Frank Murphy! 

We are so excited that Frank Murphy and Barbara Dan's new book, A TEACHER LIKE YOU will be available March 2021, you can preorder your copy now!

Frank is able to personalize any of his books to your little special someone!

Be sure to include who to personalize each book to in the comment section of your order

A Girl Like You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2020

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A Boy Like You Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2019

Carolyn W. Field Award (Pennsylvania Library Association) - Honors Award

2020-2021 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award List

2020 Amelia Bloomer List

Winner of the 2019 Eureka Gold Awards

Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category


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A Teacher Like You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534111134
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375806216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2001

A funny, entertaining introduction to Ben Franklin and his many inventions, including the story of how he created the "magic square." A magic square is a box of nine numbers arranged so that any line of three numbers adds up to the same number, including on the diagonal! Teachers and kids will love finding out about this popular teaching tool that is still used in elementary schools today!


Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375869372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 22nd, 2015

A Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader about Theodore Roosevelt—America's 26th President—and his efforts to protect our environment and establish national parks. Roosevelt battled asthma all his life, and the list of things he shouldn’t do was long. But when people told him “you can’t,” he set about proving them wrong.


Frederick Douglass: Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524772352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2019

Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!


Brave Clara Barton (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Sarah Green (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524715571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2018

A Step 3 beginning-reader biography of Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton!


Thomas Jefferson's Feast (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375822896
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 9th, 2003

Whether they're preparing for President's Day or whether they just like to eat, children will find much to devour in this leveled reader about Thomas Jefferson's role in America's culinary history!


George Washington and the General's Dog (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375810152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 24th, 2002

Children will delight at this little-known-story about our nation's first president, George Washington, that makes for perfect President's Day readers!


Babe Ruth Saves Baseball! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Richard Walz (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375830488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2005

Batter up! It’s 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America’s national pastime. It’s up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?


Legend of the Teddy Bear (Legends) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585360130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 1st, 2000

While nearly everyone has a memory of their own favorite tattered teddy bear, the details of the day President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear have been lost to time.