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. There have even been three bills to name them 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.
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! Roselle was the first town to be lighted by Thomas Edisonâs incandescent light bulb in 1883 from a single generating station. The experiment sent power through overhead wires to one store, one railroad station, forty houses, and 150 street lights.
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.