Category Archives: Biography

Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent – by Matthew Burgess,  illustrated by Kara Krame

Make Meatballs Sing: The Life & Art of Corita Kent – by Matthew Burgess,  illustrated by Kara Kramer, Enchanted Lion, 9781592703166, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ Format: Hardcover Genre: Picture book biography What did … Continue reading

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Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins by Sarah Miller

Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville’s Famous Conjoined Twins by Sarah Miller. Schwartz & Wade, 2021. 9780593119723 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book? A very readable … Continue reading

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The Worlds of Tomie dePaola: The Art and Stories of the Legendary Artist and Author – by Barbara Elleman

 The Worlds of Tomie dePaola: The Art and Stories of the Legendary Artist and Author – by Barbara Elleman, Simon and Schuster, 9781534412262, c1999, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Biography … Continue reading

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Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti

Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti. Phaidon, 2021. 9781838662608 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? This pseudo-autobiography pays homage to the playful, underground art … Continue reading

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Kate’s Light: Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse by Elizabeth Spires, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

   Kate’s Light: Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse by Elizabeth Spires, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House, 9780823443482, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Biographical picture book What did … Continue reading

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Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace – A Memoir by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas

   Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace – A Memoir by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas, Make Me A World, an imprint of Random House, 9781524719401, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an … Continue reading

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The Impossible First: An Explorer’s Race Across Antarctica – Colin O’Brady

    The Impossible First: An Explorer’s Race Across Antarctica – Colin O’Brady, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781534461987, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+  What did you like about … Continue reading

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Joe Biden: Our 46th President by Beatrice Gormley

Joe Biden: Our 46th President by Beatrice Gormley. Aladdin, 2021. 9781534479326 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? This is a very readable look at President Joe Biden’s … Continue reading

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Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand by Jennifer Bradbury, illustrated by Sam Boughton

Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand by Jennifer Bradbury, illustrated by Sam Boughton. Atheneum Book for Young Readers, 2021. 9781481481823 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about … Continue reading

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Amelia Earhart: First Woman over the Atlantic – Sally J. Morgan

      Amelia Earhart: First Woman over the Atlantic – Sally J. Morgan. Random House, 2021. 9780593124581 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: biography  What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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