Books

9781419720031Milestones of Flight: From Hot-Air Balloons to SpaceshipOne
Soar through the high points of American aviation: from the Wright brothers and their competitors to the military pilots who first circumnavigated the globe, from the initial space rocket to the moon walk, from the earliest manmade satellite to today’s spy drones. The book also describes what inventions—such as rocket propulsion, the wind tunnel, and the silicon chip—helped move flight upward and beyond. Profusely illustrated with objects from the Smithsonian’s collection, Milestones of Flight provides an inspiring look at America’s contributions to aviation.

OSTB award seal 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students 

cover higher resA Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History
An eclectic collection of stories from Tim’s work as a public historian at America’s most popular history museums, including three Smithsonian museums and Colonial Williamsburg. Join Tim on the Lewis and Clark trail out west and on the launch pad of Kennedy Space Center. Part insider perspective, memoir, and scholarship, the book demonstrates the joy of pursuing the past and poses some challenging questions.

larger imageFirst Flight Around the World
Follow the adventures of the first people to fly around the world. The 1924 U.S. Army flight became a race for national honor when five other nations challenged the United States. This is a tale filled with non-stop action, including crashes into mountains, mechanical failures over oceans, strandings and rescues, and colorful cultures. Based on primary source materials from the National Air and Space Museum archives. For ages 10-14.

.finalist_watermark_200px.finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction

naward_goldn.gold medal book, Parents’ Choice Awards

.silver medal Eureka Award winner, California Reading Association 

-o-  Best Children’s Books of 2015  Air and Space Magazine

-o-  Notable Children’s Books of 2016  Association for Library Service to Children

The Museum Educator’s Manual   [2nd edition, coming August 2017]
A book for museum professionals about museum practice. This practical reference book offers a wealth of tips from experienced museum pros.

Coming in late 2018
Star Spangled: The Story of a Song, a Flag, and the War of 1812—working title

 Tim doing research at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD.