Suggest Reading About Real Lives: Picture Book and Easy Reader Biographies

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Need a picture book or easy reader biography? Choose one of these biographies about intriguing people from many walks of life!

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer by Michaela DePrince

A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull by Joseph Bruchac

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman

Columbus by Demi

Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling

Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman

Francis Scott Key’s Star-Spangled Banner by Monica Kulling

Helen’s Big World by Doreen Rappaport

Henry Ford by Josh Gregory

Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played With Puppets by Kathleen Krull

Johnny Appleseed: My Story by David L. Harrison

Little Sure Shot: The Story of Annie Oakley by Stephanie Spinner

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne

A Picture Book Of series  by David A. Adler

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jennifer Bryant

Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise

Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas by Meghan McCarty

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barbara Rosenstock

Tito Puente, Mambo King by Monica Brown

Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Magic by Tamra Orr

Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull

War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus by Kathryn Selbert

You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax? by Jonah Winter

Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services, Warrenton central library

For book lists, reviews and staff suggestions for children published prior to January 2015, visit Kiddosphere, our blog about children/young adult fiction and non-fiction.


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