Resources for Kids

This is an updated collection of all the resources I’ve mentioned in my books, along with a lot of new ones that I just didn’t have room for. I’ve tried to organize them by topic (for example, lighthouses, North Carolina, dogs).


Lighthouses of the Carolinas: A Short History and Guide by Terrance Zepke. Published by Pineapple Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1998)

Stephen Wilmoth posted an article with a great set of pictures when the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) visited the Price’s Creek Lighthouse in 2005.


Underwater video of salvaging the Queen Anne’s Revenge (

Online version of A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates, by Captain Charles Johnson (aka Daniel Defoe—the author of Robinson Crusoe)

Infamous Pirates and Their Incredible Lives, by Miller Pope. Published by Island Press, June 2009.


FAQs and “Cool Stuff” at the WD-40 website

Navigational charts for the U.S. at the following link. Type 11537 in the search box to see the chart for the Cape Fear to Wilmington area.

Satellite whale tracking information at the Whale Net website (administered by Wheelock College).

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