Category Archives: Biography

Hope is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran by Cory McCarthy,  illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Hope is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese American Poet Kahlil Gibran by Cory McCarthy,  illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536200324 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography … Continue reading

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I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau by Julie Dunlap, illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Baratta

I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau by Julie Dunlap, illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Baratta. Tilbury House, 2022. 9780884489085 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)   5 Format: Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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Celia Planted a Garden by Phyllis Root and Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Celia Planted a Garden: The Story of Celia Thaxter and Her Island Garden by Phyllis Root and Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536204292 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld

Teddy Roosevelt Was a Moose? by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Allison Steinfeld. Norton Young Readers, 2022. 9781324015642 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: biography What did you like about the book? Siblings … Continue reading

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The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything:  The Story of Maria Mitchell by Laura Alary, illustrated by Ellen Rooney

The Astronomer Who Questioned Everything:  The Story of Maria Mitchell by Laura Alary, illustrated by Ellen Rooney.  Kids Can Press, 2022.  9781525303487 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review):  4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre:  Biography What … Continue reading

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Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard by Deborah Noyes

Lady Icarus: Balloonomania and the Brief, Bold Life of Sophie Blanchard by Deborah Noyes. Random House Studio, 2022 9780593122037 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? Before airplanes were … Continue reading

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The Faith of Elijah Cummings by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Laura Freeman

The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Laura Freeman. Random House Studio, 2021. 978059330650 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: … Continue reading

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Ablaze With Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Loveis Wise

Ablaze With Color : A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Loveis Wise. HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2022. 9780063021891 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Biography What did … Continue reading

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How to Hear the Universe: Gaby Gonzalez and the Search for Einstein’s Ripples in Space-Time by Patricia Valdez, illustrated by Sara Palacios

How to Hear the Universe: Gaby Gonzalez and the Search for Einstein’s Ripples in Space-Time by Patricia Valdez, illustrated by Sara Palacios. Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. 9781984894595 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture … Continue reading

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Alice Waters Cooks Up a Food Revolution by Diane Stanley,  illustrated by Jessie Hartland

Alice Waters Cooks Up a Food Revolution by Diane Stanley,  illustrated by Jessie Hartland. Paula Wiseman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2022. 9781534461406 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book … Continue reading

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