Nikki Shannon Smith
Children's Author, Teacher, Presenter

 Purchase Nikki's Books on Amazon:

Preorder Sarah Journeys West from Amazon HERE.

Preorder The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane on Amazon HERE.

Buy Charlotte Spies for Justice from Amazon HERE.

Buy Noelle at Sea from Amazon HERE.

Buy Ann Fights for Freedom on Amazon HERE.

Buy Treasure Hunt from Amazon HERE.

Buy The Little Christmas Elf from Amazon HERE.

Buy Little Golden Book Christmas Stores on Amazon HERE.

The Little Christmas Elf
by Nikki Shannon Smith
Illustrated by Susan Mitchell
ISBN 978-0-375-87348-5

Nina is the littlest elf in Santa's Workshop, and it's her first year as a toymaker. She works hard to make the perfect bear, but it looks like she won't finish in time for Christmas. Santa tells Nina not to give up, and her perseverance pays off in the end!

You can purchase it from Barnes and Noble here. 

Also available:

A Treasury of Nine Stories
Includes The Little Christmas Elf
ISBN 978-0553522273

Boxed Set Includes
The Little Christmas Elf
ISBN 978-0307977458

Treasure Hunt
by Nikki Shannon Smith
ISBN 978-1541545458
Ages 11 and up

When Jazmine and Jason's younger brother's bike gets stolen, they team up to compete in a treasure hunt TV competition so they can use the prize money to replace it. But when they realize they have different strengths and different competing styles, the treasure hunt becomes more challenging than they ever imagined. Will they be able to work together long enough to take home the prize?

Buy it at Barnes & Noble here.

Charlotte Spies for Justice: A Civil War Survival Story
By Nikki Shannon Smith
Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio
ISBN 978-1496584465
Ages 8 and up


349.3 KB

Twelve-year-old Charlotte lives on a plantation in Richmond, Virginia, where the American Civil War is raging. All around her, citizens and the Confederate army are fighting to protect slavery -- the very thing Charlotte wishes would end. When she overhears the plantation owner conspiring against the Confederates, Charlotte knows she must join forces with her. Maybe together they can help the Union win the war and end slavery. Helping a spy is dangerous work, but Charlotte is willing to risk everything to fight for what is right -- justice for all people.

Noelle at Sea: A Titanic Survival Story
by Nikki Shannon Smith
Illustrated by Matt Forsyth
ISBN 978-1496580108
Ages 8 and up

Thirteen-year-old Noelle feels like the luckiest girl in the world to be cruising the Atlantic aboard the famed Titanic. The trip is made even better by her new friend, Pauline, a girl who is traveling with her father to live in America. The girls spend the first days of the journey exploring, but on the fifth night, Noelle awakes to a sinking ship. Women and children will be rescued first, and Noelle realizes motherless Pauline will be left all alone. Despite her parents' wishes, Noelle breaks away from her family to find and help her friend.

Buy it at Barnes & Noble here.

Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story
by Nikki Shannon Smith
Illustrated by Alessia Trunfio
ISBN 978-1496580139
Ages 8 and up

Twelve-year-old Ann understands there is only one thing to be grateful for as a slave: having her family together. But when the master falls into debt, he plans to sell both Ann and her younger brother to two different owners. Ann is convinced her family must run away on the Underground Railroad. Will Ann's family survive the dangerous trip to their freedom in the North?

Buy it at Barnes & Noble here.

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