Nicky Fifth, T-Bone, and Wanda, 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.

Join Us at the NJEA Convention!

Look for the ORANGE BAGS at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City
and hit the 51 BOOK JACKPOT!

- Tote Bag (FREE)
- 25 Nicky Fifth Great Outdoors Activity Books (FREE)
- 25 Writing with LFW & Friends Books ($1.00 each)
- 1 There's a Kid Under My Bed (FREE)(hardcover)
- 1 Poster (FREE)
- 40 Video Tutorials with Lisa & Characters (FREE)
- Dozens of web activities (FREE)
- 25 Bookmarks (FREE)

ONLY $25.00 (51 books!)

Unable to attend? Teachers can order the bag for $35 plus $20 shipping.


- Nicky Fifth Tote Bag
- 25 copies of Writing With Lisa Funari-Willever & Friends


- Free Web activities
- Free Video Tutorials with Lisa & characters
- Free Poster
- Free Bookmarks


- Free 1- There's A Kid Under My Bed (hardcover picture book, reg, $12.95)

$25.00/bag of 26 books ($140 worth of books + videos & web activities)

Back by popular demand


Thanks to a NJ Forest Fire Service grant, we will be able to offer our 48 page activity book, in classroom sets, at the NJEA Convention, AT NO COST TO TEACHERS! During the 2013 Convention and throughout the school year, we have given away over 50,000 free copies to NJ teachers and students.

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
Email: lwill0517@aol.com
Tel: 609-209-9202
Fax: 609-291-7807


32 Dandelion Court, Garden State Adventure, and For Hire: Reg. $5.95 School Price $3.27 each*


Passport to the Garden State, Jersey Shore, New Jersey, Vote For T-Bone, and Great Outdoors: Reg $6.95 School Price $3.82 each*



Nicky Fifth Explores New Jersey's Great Outdoors Activity Book

Follow Nicky Fifth, T-Bone, and Wanda as they explore New Jersey's Great Outdoors. Exciting activities bring New Jersey's state parks, forests, and their history to life. Teaming up with New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, follow the kids as they discover the history, geography, and interesting stories that make the Great Outdoors so great.
- History of New Jersey's state parks and forests
- Forest fire safety
- Geography and map skills
- Higher-level thinking activities
- Research, debate, and discussion skills
- Public speaking skills
- Creative skills

The Nicky Fifth Explores New Jersey's Great Outdoors activity book set includes: - 25 copies of the workbook - 1 copy of Nicky Fifth Explores New Jersey's Great Outdoors - Plus poster and bookmarks Total cost: FREE! (Teachers just pay $18 for shipping & handling) Or download your copy

Click here to download the answer key

Thank You

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!

A special thank you to editor and film director Iris Hutchinson for her time and devotion to NJ students.

Thank you to Lauren Lambiase, whose beautiful illustrations bring Nicky Fifth, T-Bone, and Wanda to life.

Good Morning, New Jersey!

Here's your NJ fact of the day!

Good morning, New Jersey! Nassau Hall is Princeton University’s best known structure and when it was built in 1756, it acted as the entire campus. This impressive building housed students and classrooms for fifty years.

View a complete list of Good Morning, New Jersey facts

School Author Visits

School Author Visits

NJ Home to the People

Stamp Stops

Nicky Fifth Stamp Stops

Friend Nicky Fifth & T-Bone!

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. Nicky Fifth, T-Bone, and Wanda will send fans a regular digital newsletter with exciting New Jersey Events, Contests, NJ History Fun Facts, and Activities.