Sunday, August 20, 2017

Non-Fiction Picture Books: Biographies

I love how many picturebook biographies have been coming out in the last few years- they're such an easy and accessible way to expose kids to different life experiences. This is a list of ones I've read recently which might be a little long or involved to share at storytime, but are still beautifully illustrated and/or are about very interesting individuals. I starred my favorites, but all of them are 100% worth looking into.

*For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (2016) by Rebecca Langston-George, illus. by Janna Bock

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor (2016) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Raul Colon

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2015) by Chris Barton, illus. by Don Tate

Hiromi's Hands (2007) by Lynne Barasch

*Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber (2016) by Sue Macy, illus. by C.F. Payne

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France (2015) by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Iacopo Bruno

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library (2013) by Barbara Rosenstock, illus. by John O'Brien

Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead (2016) by Michelle Markel, illus. by LeUyen Pham

*The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (2013) by Deborah Heiligman, illus. by LeUyen Pham

It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw (2012) by Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie

Charles Darwin's Around the World Adventure (2016) by Jennifer Thermes

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille (2016) by Jen Bryant, illus. by Boris Kulikov

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency (2008) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Courtney A. Martin

*Mr. Ferris and His Wheel (2014) by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford

*I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark (2016) by Debbie Levy, illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley

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