Two-time Newbery Honor Book and Sibert Award winning author Jim Murphy grew up just a stone’s throw from New York City, in a smallish industrial town on the Passaic River. His childhood consisted of thousands of baseball games with neighborhood kids, roaming the vast New Jersey Meadowlands, and inventing various “adventures.” More


Invincible Microbe
Invincible Microbe
Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
By Jim Murphy and Alison Blank
Clarion Books
July 2012

Booklist (starred)
SLJ (starred)
Kirkus (starred): "Fascinating"
The Wall Street Journal: "Superb"


Winner of the 2010 Margaret Edwards Award for significant contribution to young adult literature More

The Giant
and How He Humbugged America

Scholastic Press
October 2012

SLJ (starred): "exciting and lively"
Kirkus (starred): "thoroughly engaging"
BCCB (starred): "thoughtful….and delightful"
Booklist: (starred): "provide[s] insight into human psychology and large historical and culture changes."

An American Plague
Newbery Honor Book
Sibert Award

The Great Fire
Newbery Honor Book
Common Core Curriculum Exemplar

Sibert Honor Book

The Day That the Soldiers
Stopped Fighting

Scholastic Press
October 2009

Kirkus (starred): "Spectacular."
Booklist: (starred): "Excellent"
SLJ (starred): "Affecting."