Richard Panchyk |Author of 33 Books|

Selected Works

This book takes the reader on a journey through American history, highlighting 70 of the most important moments in our country's history and providing the context for each of the keys to understanding our history.
A fun-filled thrill ride through Long Island's hidden history that uncovers fascinating remnants of the past.
A richly illustrated history of one of the greatest cities in the world.
A history of the Court with highlights of the important cases.
A history with 25 activities and numerous firsthand accounts by soldiers, sailors, marines, Holocaust survivors, and homefront patriots.
This book highlights ghosts, pirates, and very large radishes in Long Island's history
A book that teaches kids how infrastructure works, with fun activities.
A lavishly illustrated book chronicling the life and times of Galileo.
The primer on archaeology for kids of all ages. Used by schools and libraries nationwide, recommended by several organizations.
A full-color book on everything folk art, from quilts to paintings to tramp art.


Keys to American History
Now available in hardcover and paperback - The Keys to American History, a new history book for ages 12 and up, featuring more than 70 of America's most important documents and speeches along with background and illustrations. The book has received praise from Ralph Nader.

The journal and magazine reviews are also in:

"A one-of-a-kind, easy to use resource" - Kirkus Reviews

"An engrossing chronicle of America's fight to achieve its highest ideals” – Curriculum Review

An "impressive collection" and a "valuable resource" - School Library Journal

Hidden History of Long Island
A fun-filled thrill ride through Long Island's hidden history that uncovers fascinating remnants of the past.

Forgotten Tales of Long Island
Freaky and fun folklore gives the reader a view of some of the more bizarre and obscure stories from Long Island's past.

Engineering the City
Everything you need to know about the science and history of railroads, bridges, sewers, and waterways. Includes activities for further elucidation of key concepts.

Galileo for Kids
This book cover the life of one of the history's most brilliant scientists, and features a foreword from the one of the world's preeminent astronauts and scientists, Buzz Aldrin.

Archaeology for Kids
The perfect book for young archaeologists who want to know all about this exciting field.

New York City History for Kids
Follow the fascinating history of the Big Apple, from the first Dutch settlers, to the present!

American Folk Art for Kids
Lavishly illustrated primer on folk art features fun activities for kids. This book covers outsider art, folk painting, tramp art, quilts, wood carving, collages, and much more! A full-color book, with sidebars on famous artists such as Grandma Moses and Mr. Imagination.

Our Supreme Court
Foreword by Senator John Kerry, Introduction by Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, Afterword by James A. Baker, III.

World War II for Kids
Designated as a 2003 Notable Trade Book by the Childrens’ Literature Council. Foreword by Senator John McCain, Afterword by Senator Ernest Hollings.