Dumpling Dreams

Dumpling Dreams Carrie Clickard  I thoroughly enjoyed this picture book biography of chef Joyce Chen who is known for bringing the Chinese dumpling to the United States.  Rhyming text tells the story of a little girl born in China who moves to America, grows up, marries, and has children.  She learned the art of cooking […]

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Women Who Dared

Women Who Dared By:  Linda Skeers This fascinating book contains the biographies of 52 women who each achieved remarkable accomplishments.  It is intended for readers ages eight and up.  Each one-page biography is accompanied by a beautiful illustration of that woman.  The biographies describe women from all walks of life such as mountaineers, rescuers, medical […]

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Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber

Miss Mary Reporting written by Sue Macy and illustrated by C. F. Payne. As a child, Mary Garber played football with the boys and attended sporting events with her father.  She also loved to read about sports so she was a natural to be a sportswriter as an adult. It wasn’t that simple though, since Mary lived […]

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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea By Robert Burleigh Illustrated by Raul Colon Illustrated biographies are a great way to introduce your child to important historical figures without reading straight from a textbook. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea is written in first person about the determined scientist Marie Tharp. Growing up the daughter of a […]

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I am Jackie Robinson

I am Jackie Robinson By Brad Meltzer Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos Brad Meltzer’s series Ordinary People Change the World show heroes all throughout history in a new light. Each book is told in first person, with the historical figure telling the story about their lives and accomplishments. The illustrations are comical and fun, making it an […]

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