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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.22
Can I give it SIX stars?? I really really love this book! It's like watching a silent movie, in book form. It's a mysterious, heartwarming tale about ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
The Book with No Pictures
4.20
This book is HILARIOUS! Especially if read aloud to a child, which is its intended purpose. There really are no pictures, but it's in the format of a ...more
Oct 2014
Nov 03, 2014
 
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
4.16
Very nice book describing the work of a pioneering children's librarian, Anne Carroll Moore. She created children's rooms in New York libraries, encou ...more
Jan 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop
4.01
Picture book about the development of hip hop. Tells of Kool Herc's childhood in Jamaica, listening outside the "biggest and baddest" parties thrown b ...more
Jan 2013
Nov 12, 2013
 
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca
3.64
The fascinating and sad true story of Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony), a Native American woman who straddled both the native and white worlds in the lat ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
4.13
An excellent picture book biography of the unsung hero behind the Batman comic books. Most people have never heard of Bill Finger, and how he co-creat ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 17, 2013
 
Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart
3.66
Beautiful double-page spread pastel paintings illustrate the story of Ruth Elder, who tried to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean in 192 ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
A President from Hawaii
3.89
I wanted this book to be better than it is. I like the concept, teaching about Hawaii and the childhood of the President, but the writing just didn't ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
A Boy Called Dickens
3.74
A wonderful picture book story of Charles Dickens' childhood, working hard all day in a shoe polish factory while his father (and with him, Dickens' m ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 22, 2013
 
When Jackie and Hank Met
3.71
Very nice picture book comparing the lives and careers of baseball players Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg. Shows their similar backgrounds, moving ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 24, 2013
 
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing
3.96
The story of the life of Randolph Caldecott, 1846-1886, the namesake of the ALA's picture book award. He drew from an early age, but became a banker's ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 28, 2013
 
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
3.88
A charming picture book biography of the famous housewife who introduced America to the joys of French cooking. The colorful, childlike paintings, wit ...more
Oct 2013
Oct 16, 2013
 
Master George's People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation
4.00
A look at George Washington the slave owner, and how he didn't think badly of owning slaves until after seeing black soldiers fighting for the patriot ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 23, 2013
 
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
3.83
A nice look at African-American inventors, using a fictional framework-- 13 year old twin brother and sister are having to help clean up their new hou ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American
4.04
Interesting story of the man who designed and built Clearview, and how he fought racist attitudes all his life. He started out as a caddy, then by hig ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
4.21
What a marvelous book! In simple, fun language, it describes the life of Paul Erdos, the mathematician who loved math and loved to share it with other ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Queen of the Track:  Alice Coachman Olympic High-Jump Champion
3.92
A beautifully illustrated book about Alice Coachman, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal (in high jump). Floyd Cooper's past ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
Barbed Wire Baseball
4.24
really nice picture book about Kenichi Zenimura, a Japanese-American baseball player in the 1920s and 30's (he met Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, in a famo ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 22, 2013
 
Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman
3.97
A lyrical picture book biography of Johnny Appleseed, that sets the scene for modern readers by having them imagine going back in time to before our w ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 28, 2013
 
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau
4.12
Tells the painting life of Henri rousseau in picture book form. He was 40 years old when he taught himself to paint, and he persevered through exhibit ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus
3.72
Picture book about Winston Churchill's stewardship of the war from his bunker in London and his relationship with his brown miniature poodle Rufus. Co ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 17, 2013
 
Helen Keller's Best Friend Belle
3.83
A nice look at Helen Keller's life that includes her love of dogs. Relates the story of how she tried to teach Belle to fingerspell! (Pawspell?) And h ...more
Nov 2013
Dec 23, 2013
 
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased
3.79
Not a biography but an illustration of one incident from painter Georgia O'Keeffe's life, when the Hawaiian Pineapple company sent her to Hawaii, want ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
The Camping Trip That Changed America
4.02
A clever look at how the National Parks were formed, or at least, the idea of them came into being. Based on a true incident, when President Teddy Roo ...more
Jul 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans
3.95
Tells the story of Moira Belle Michael's idea to wear a poppy flower to remember soldiers in World War I, which she thought of after reading the poem ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
3.90
The story of Mrs. Ruth Harkness, who after the death of her husband while on an expedition to the wilds of China, took up his mission herself and beca ...more
Jan 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren
3.43
Charming picture book about a woman writer whom I had never heard of: Mercy Otis Warren. She lived during the 18th century, in Massachusetts, and wrot ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
4.18
Beautiful book! The noted bird expert as a child, through his entire life, drawing and writing the first comprehensive guide to birds of North America ...more
Nov 2011
Dec 31, 2011
 
 Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy
4.14
Fascinating story of William Hoy, who played professional baseball for 14 years--in the 1880's-- and who was only the third deaf player in the major l ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 02, 2013
 
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
4.25
Excellent just like Rappaport's other picture book biographies. Covers Helen's entire life in brief, with realistic, beautiful paintings. Has quotes f ...more
Jan 2013
Jun 20, 2013
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