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Award-winning author Laurie Wallmark writes picture book biographies of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as fiction. Her books have earned multiple starred trade reviews, been chosen as Junior Library Guild Selections, and received awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book, Best STEM Book, Crystal Kite Award, Cook Prize Honor, and Parents’ Choice Gold Medal. Her titles include ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE, GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE, HEDY LAMARR’S DOUBLE LIFE, NUMBERS IN MOTION, and CODE BREAKER, SPY HUNTER. Laurie has an MFA in Writing from VCFA and frequently presents at schools as well as national professional conferences (NSTA, NCTE, ALA, TLA, etc.). She is a former software ...more

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Laurie Wallmark Laurie Wallmark said: " Written in second person, the book invites children to imagine “when you live on an island.” Nonfiction sidebars about island life enhance the story. "

 

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Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap by Rachelle Burk
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What a great book to get toddlers up and moving. Kids will have fun following the dance movements of the children in this book. And who knows? Maybe they'll even make up some moves of their own. This book makes a great present for your child, grandch ...more
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Tad Lincoln's Restless Wriggle by Beth  Anderson
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This book which is ostensibly about Abe Lincoln's son gives us great insight into the character of our 16th president. The writing reflects the joy with which Tad Lincoln lived in spite of his many challenges. ...more
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Let Liberty Rise! by Chana Stiefel
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This book tells the fascinating story of how the iconic Statue of Liberty almost wasn't erected, but was saved by contributions from children and adults across the nation. ...more
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Snow Friends by Margery Cuyler
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This cute book brings the exuberance of dog friends combined with their love for their people. Winter’s here and it’s time to play. What could be more fun than making a new friend while frolicking in the snow-whether you’re kids or dogs?
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Grasping Mysteries by Jeannine Atkins
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Written in verse, Grasping Mysteries tells the stories of seven women who didn’t let the opinions of others keep them from pursuing their live of math. These inspiring stories make this a must read book.
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Wood, Wire, Wings by Kirsten W. Larson
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The early days of flight didn’t end with the Wright Brothers. This is the fascinating story of the first woman to design a working flying machine.
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The Story of Simone Biles by Rachelle Burk
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All children need people they can look up to. This biography of Simone Biles, written especially for new readers, shows how she went from being a child in foster care to the amazing gymnast she now is. As children read her story, they'll be rooting f ...more
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Beatrix Potter, Scientist by Lindsay H. Metcalf
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What a fascinating look into the overlooked accomplishments of Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator. In spite of the manners of the times, Beatrix followed her passion for science and nature. This is an inspiring story that shows kids that they can ...more
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