Category Archives: Biography

The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain, illustrated by Chris Turnham

The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain, illustrated by Chris Turnham, Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536211269 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover … Continue reading

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Courage Like Kate: The True Story of a Girl Lighthouse Keeper by Anna Crowley Redding, illustrated by Emily Sutton

Courage Like Kate: The True Story of a Girl Lighthouse Keeper by Anna Crowley Redding, illustrated by Emily Sutton, Random House Studio, 2022. 9780593373408 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book … Continue reading

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The Women All Spies Fear by Amy Butler Greenfield

The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler Greenfield. Random House Studio, 2021. 9780593127193 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  4 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Biography What did … Continue reading

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Dazzlin’ Dolly by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Dazzlin’ Dolly: The Songwriting, Hit-Singing, Guitar-Picking Dolly Parton by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Astra Books for Young Readers, Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781635928419  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: … Continue reading

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Just Wild Enough by Marta Magellan, illustrated by Clementine Rocheron

Just Wild Enough: Mireya Mayor, Primatologist by Marta Magellan, illustrated by Clementine Rocheron. Albert Whitman & Company, 2022. 9780807540855  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback What did you like about the book?  This … Continue reading

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Blast Off! by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Blast Off! How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America into Space by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781684372416 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography What … Continue reading

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To the Front! Clara Barton Braves the Battle of Antietam by Claudia Friddell, illustrated by Christopher Cyr

To the Front! Clara Barton Braves the Battle of Antietam by Claudia Friddell, illustrated by Christopher Cyr. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781635923223 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover picture book Genre: Biography What did … Continue reading

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Annette Feels Free by Katie Mazeika

Annette Feels Free: The True Story of Annette Kellerman, World-class Swimmer, Fashion Pioneer, and Real-life Mermaid  by Katie Mazeika. Beach Lane Books, 2022. 9781665903431 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: ARC (publication date 9/13/22) … Continue reading

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Carver by Marilyn Nelson

Carver by Marilyn Nelson. Astra Books, c2001, 2022. 9781635925616 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback Genre:  Biography, poetry What did you like about the book? Accounts of the life of George Washington Carver … Continue reading

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Born Hungry: Julia Child Becomes “the French Chef” by Alex Prud’homme, illustrated by Sarah Green

Born Hungry: Julia Child Becomes “the French Chef” by Alex Prud’homme, illustrated by Sarah Green. Calkins Creek, 2022. 9781635923230 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review): 4 Format: Hardcover picture book  Genre: Biography What did you like … Continue reading

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