Nicky Fifth and T-Bone, the main characters from Award-winning NJ author, Lisa Funari-Willever’s Nicky Fifth chapter book series, spend their time exploring New Jersey’s hundreds of towns, attractions, and offerings learning about the state’s history, geography, and culture along the way. Their contribution to the state and their dedication to introducing New Jersey to New Jersey has resulted in some very interesting developments, including three legislative bills to name the characters New Jersey’s Official Junior Ambassadors.
Enjoy Real New Jersey as we bring the Garden State to life and provide teachers, parents, and students with a free, interesting, and interactive way to learn about our history, geography, and hundreds of amazing offerings. Enjoy activities to virtual tours and photo albums to interactive areas where children are invited to submit stories, artwork, and photos of their favorite Garden State destinations.
School and Classroom Orders
Schools may order classroom sets, copies for students, or read-a-loud books at a 45% discount off of the cover price. We offer FREE SHIPPING and we accept PURCHASE ORDERS, CHECKS, AND CREDIT CARDS.
Orders may be placed via mail, fax, e-mail, or by phone:
Franklin Mason Press
415 Route 68
Columbus, NJ 08022
Award-winning author, Lisa Funari-Willever surprised Ms. Spair’s Second grade class at Wilson School in Hamilton, NJ by giving away over 400 books for Christmas. To honor the class that loves Nicky Fifth books, she provided a book to every student in the school. Check out their Oprah-style reactions!!
This site has been developed by Franklin Mason Press, Award-winnng New Jersey author, Lisa Funari-Willever, and Allyssa Barnes. Allyssa is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey and has volunteered her time and talents to make sure learning about New Jersey is second only to recess!
Thank you to Andrew Sigwart, a recent graduate of TCNJ, who has volunteered his time to edit the amazing videos on Know Jersey.
Thank you to Kia Santoro, a recent graduate of Rider University, for sharing her time and talents in bringing New Jersey to life!
Nicky Fifth Says
Vote For T-Bone
As Nicky and T-Bone wait for NJ’s legislature to name them Official Junior Ambassadors and continue exploring the Garden State, T-Bone decides to run for office. Join the boys as they learn about state government and politics as they enjoy visits to New Brunswick, Princeton, Clementon Park, and many other amazing locations.
As Americans we all have an obligation to participate in our government and to do so, we must be informed. Vote For T-Bone introduces readers to how our democracy works while inspiring kids to get involved.
Become Nicky Fifth and T-Bone’s friend… on Facebook. Each day Nicky and T-BONE will send you a New Jersey fun fact, upcoming events, or something interesting happening in your state. Click here to friend Nicky Fifth and T-Bone!
The Nicky Fifth Facebook page is monitored to be a safe and appropriate tool for connecting with the characters and learning about New Jersey for children.
Nicky Fifth’s Newsletter
Sign up for a FREE subscription to Nicky Fifth’s Newsletter. Twice a month, Nicky Fifth and T-Bone will send fans a digital newsletter with exciting New Jersey Events, Contests, NJ History Fun Facts, and Activities.