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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Grandfather Gandhi

Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus illustrated by Evan Turk Arun Gandhi lives with his family in Grandfather Gandhi’s village, where the days are thick and hot. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for the young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, Arun’s anger fills him […]

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