Written by James Buckley Jr.

Shoreline Publishing Group president James Buckley Jr. is also the author of more than 150 nonfiction books for young readers. Here are just a few of his recent titles. He’d be happy to hear from publishers who would like him to write for them!

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Portable Press, 2019

Show Me History!

Portable Press 2019

Amelia Earhart and Martin Luther King Jr.
These innovative graphic nonfiction books for ages 8 and up are already getting rave reviews, with five more planned in the series in 2020.
Alexander Hamilton: DK Life Stories

Alexander Hamilton: DK Life Stories

DK Publishing, 2019

Part of a new illustrated series from one of the world’s leading children’s publishers, this book tells the amazing (non-musical) story of one of America’s most important Founding Fathers.

Aladdin Books, 2018

Aladdin Books, 2018

Not every book can be about a hero! Buckley wrote this bio of America’s famous crime couple, along with another vollume in the series about Adolf Hitler, for a division of Simon & Schuster.

Who Was . . . ?

Who Was . . . ? (Series)

Penguin Workshop, 2014–present

Buckley has written 12 titles in this New York Times’ bestselling biography series. His Who Was books have sold nearly 1 million copies so far. His subjects have included Milton Hershey, Pelé, Blackbeard, Roberto Clemente, Seabiscuit, Jesse Owens, Betsy Ross, Ernest Shackleton, and Jules Verne, among others.
Michael Collins: Discovering History’s Heroes

Michael Collins: Discovering History’s Heroes

(Jeter Publishing, 2019)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, Buckley wrote this biography of astronaut for a division of Simon & Schuster.