Genre Spotlight: Children’s Picture Book Biographies

Genre Spotlight: Children’s Picture Book Biographies

The children’s area boasts an amazing collection of biographies and the last couple of years have brought forth a great number of amazing additions. Titles that feature true life stories of people who teach, inspire, and expand our young readers’ curiosities as well as their world.

Below are a few of my personal picks from 2017 and 2018 (so far).  Visit our children’s biography section and discover your own favorites!

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field To the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace

The Doctor With an Eye for Eyes : The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finely Mosca

Out of School and into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade

Libba: The magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robins

Danza! Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico by Dunan Tonatiuh

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown

Balderdash! John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert

Muddy Waters: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

- Adelle