Picture book biographies

Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar

Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar

Keith Richards, Theodora Richards

A nostalgic look back at childhood days as the Rolling Stone star remembers his grandfather - a former big band player who encouraged his grandson to take up the guitar, in this charming picture book whimsically illustrated by...

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Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet

Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Javaka Steptoe

Visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe.

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Ana Albero

Meet the iconic first lady of fashion in this book for readers as young as 5 years. First in a brand new biography series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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The Girl Who Ran

The Girl Who Ran

Poletti Frances Yee Kristinia

'She said she would do it, she wasn't a liar; she'd show them by running like the wind in the fire.'When Bobbi Gibb saw the Boston Marathon her mind was set - she had to be a part of it. She trained hard, running on...

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 Read reviewMe...Jane

Me…Jane

Patrick McDonnell

In this inspiring true tale of Jane Goodall's early years, bestselling author Patrick McDonnell gently reminds readers that with determination, you really can make your dreams come true.

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 Special priceShackleton's Journey

Shackleton’s Journey

William Grill

Delicate drawings in vibrant colors bring the story of Shackleton's journey to life.

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 Read reviewYayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity

Sarah Suzuki, Ellen Weinstein

Provides an introduction to the Japanese artist who is known for her use of dots.

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The Brontes: Children of the Moors

The Brontes: Children of the Moors

Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

A highly-illustrated retelling of the Bronte sisters life in Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales told from Charlotte Bronte's point of view.

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 Read reviewSwan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Laurel Snyder, Julie Morstad

A picture book introduction to the life and career of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

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The Peasant Prince

The Peasant Prince

Li Cunxin

This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true ... In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother...

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Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine

Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine

Kristina Yee, Frances Poletti

One young woman, Miss Lily Todd, is inspired and she'll do whatever it takes to fly. But oh, no, no, no! At a time when becoming sky-born is already a challenge, Lily has more than gravity holding her down. Will she fly?

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The Story Of Robbie Maddison Freestyle Motocross Legend

The Story Of Robbie Maddison Freestyle Motocross Legend

Garry Fleming

In the world of free style motocross Robbie Maddison is truly a legend! From humble beginnings growing up in a small coastal town on the south coast of NSW to the roaring crowds on the world stage the Robbie Maddison story is...

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The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

Jeanette Winter

Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

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Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Annemarie van Haeringen, Annemarie Van Haeringen

Mr. Matisse is a painter with the sun in his tummy. His colors make everyone happy. But one day he becomes ill and has to have a major operation. When he wakes up in a white hospital room, he misses his colors.

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 Read reviewCloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Amy Novesky, Isabelle Arsenault

With a beautifully nuanced and poetic story, this book stunningly captures the relationship between mother and daughter and illuminates how memories are woven into us all.

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Superstar Grandmas: An A-Z of seriously cool seniors

Superstar Grandmas: An A-Z of seriously cool seniors

Andrea Gallagher, David Clare

A read-aloud picture book, based on the real lives and faces of a group of ladies who all adore their grandkids. Each page features a different character and rhyme to tell stories of how modern grandmas like to have fun....

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Coco and the Little Black Dress

Coco and the Little Black Dress

Annmarie Haeringen

Hurry up! You may only go to bed when all the sheets are ironed. Little Coco grew up in the orphanage and had to work hard for a living sewing and embroidering like an angel. Until her eighteenth birthday...

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Six Dots

Six Dots

Jen Bryant, Boris Kulikov

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

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Shape of the World

Shape of the World

K. L. Going, Lauren Stringer

A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects in this inspiring biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton

Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco

In this loving tribute to Virginia Lee Burton, New York Times bestselling creators Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco pay homage to the storied life of one of the most beloved author/illustrators in children's literature.

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Amaia Arrazola, Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Discover the life of Audrey Hepburn, the famous actress, dancer and UNICEF ambassador. The next title in the Little People, Big Dreams series.

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Gee Fan Eng

Learn all about the life of inspiring Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, in this new addition to the lively biography picture book series Little People, Big Dreams.

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Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall, Susan Rich

The moving true story of the real bear named Winnie adopted by soldiers during World War 1, and the inspiration behind the nation's best-loved bear, Winnie-the-Pooh

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Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Malala a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Jeanette Winter

Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Maria Diamantes

Meet the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie

The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Larsen, Katty Maurey

A picture book biography of American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

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Great Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends

Great Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends

Susie Hodge, Violet Lemay

Did you know that the great Pablo Picasso had many pets, from a white mouse to a goat? And that Andy Warhol loved his dachshunds, Salvador Dali like ocelots and anteaters, and Georgia O'Keefe had a passion for chows and Siamese...

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa

Meet the one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie

Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa

The book follows Marie Curie, whose love of learning helped her to revolutionize the fight against cancer with her discovery of radium and polonium.

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Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color

Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color

Cara Manes, Fatinha Ramos

Sonia Delaunay made enormous contributions to the development of abstraction in the early 1900s. Sonia Delaunay: Art Is Life introduces young audiences to her art as Sonia and her six-year-old Charles embark on a magical road trip...

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Little People, Big Dreams: Agatha Christie

Little People, Big Dreams: Agatha Christie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Elisa Munso

Meet the world's most famous crime author in this book for readers as young as 4 years.Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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