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About Gallopade

Carole Marsh, Founder and CEO of Gallopade, wrote The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate and little did she know where it would all lead.

From the beginning, we always put one thing first: the student. We want them to discover the joys of lifelong learning.

Through innovation and customized curriculum, Gallopade has been a leader in social studies curriculum.

We're celebrating BIG.

Sign up for email and be sure to follow us on social for 40 days of fun!

Celebrating 40 Years


Carole Marsh writes first book:

The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate


Carole visits her first school to talk with students.


First Waldenbooks Order


Carole Marsh starts the Carole Marsh Mystery Club for kids all over the world


Now available in Barnes & Noble


Mike Longmeyer 

becomes President and Michele Yother becomes Director of Product Development


Clickbook Digital Curriculum is released


Black Business series featured in Forbes


Newest addition to the Real Kids! Real Places! series is released: The Mystery on the Bayou


Gallopade Curriculum is adopted in Tennessee for the first time


Gallopade creates social studies curriculum for Virginia


Gallopade Curriculum expands to Ohio


George Washington 1000 Reader begins a new series


Book signing with former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin


Gallopade resources in the National Archives - Washington, D.C.

"Who knew where it would all lead... not me" - Carole Marsh Longmeyer

Hear the story of how Gallopade grew to become a leading publisher of children's books and social studies resources.




Georgia welcomes Gallopade Curriculum to the Peach State


Gallopade Curriculum available in Louisiana


Carole Marsh named Georgia Author of the Year


Learning Magazine awards Gallopade with Teacher's Choice Award for the Classroom


NASA and Mary America win Book of the Year Award by ForeWord Reviews and Creative Child Magazine

Enter to Win

Calling all schools, teachers, parents, students, libraries, bookstores, museums, or gift shops!


Two ways to enter:

1. Like our post of the day on Facebook or Instagram

2. Follow @Gallopade on Facebook

3. Follow @gallopadebooks on Instagram

4. Tag three friends in the comments

5. Use #Giveaway

Winners are chosen daily and get to choose any bronze-level prize.



To win one of 5 gold-level prizes, post a photo of you and/or a Carole Marsh book, tag us and use #ThankYouVeryMarsh and #Gallopade40Years. Each LIKE gives you an additional entry! 

Winners will be randomly selected 12/9/19.



(ends December 9, 2019)

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40 Years. 40 Donations.

Gallopade was founded on the principle of making reading fun. "Whether it was a biography, geography, or history, we wanted it to be educational, entertaining, and enriching" - Carole Marsh

One of the ways we want to say thank you is by donating books to a classroom, family, or organization in need. Click the link below to fill out the form and tell us why Carole Marsh books would make an impact for your kids or students.


I'm Reading About Carole Marsh

Read about Carole Marsh and her journey to becoming an author and businesswoman. Learn about her early years, her family, and what inspired her to write. Colorful illustrations, bold, vibrant art, kid-friendly text, and photographs enchant young readers and bring Carole Marsh to life! 

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Grades K-3

31 pages

ISBN: 978-0-635-13350-2

special offer

FREE with the purchase of any Carole Marsh Mystery!

Oct. 31 - Dec. 9, 2019

*free book will be automatically included in orders. no code or cart addition necessary.


"Fantastic curriculum with very rigorous assessments. In my opinion it's the best social studies curriculum available in the state of Tennessee."

- Joshua Hubble

"We love the material, it has made this year easier for us and has helped our students."

- Bradley County Teacher

"Thank you! We love Gallopade in my classroom! The kids enjoy getting on it and it helps to keep me in line with the pacing. Wonderful program."

- Georgia Teacher