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Amelia Earhart: A first introduction to Amelia Earhart

(Pequeña & GRANDE #4)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Amelia Earhart (Atchison, 24 de julio de 1897 – océano Pacífico, 2 de julio de 1937) fue una valiente e intrépida aviadora norteamericana. Su espíritu aventurero la llevó a convertirse en la primera mujer en cruzar el océano Atlántico en avioneta y la primera en hacerlo sola. Su misteriosa desaparición –cuando estaba a punto de completar la vuelta al mundo por la línea del ...more
Board Book, 24 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks (first published 2016)
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David Schaafsma
"If you want to do something, do it!"--Amelia Earhart

I like this very short board book biography for little ones from Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara's Little People, Big Dreams series. The theme is always this, that when these famous people were small they dreamed to do great things and then these dreams came true. With Amelia, of course, it is flying planes. The end of her life is one of the things we know best about her, unfortunately, so Vegara just handles it for a younger audience by saying "she
3.5 stars. Like the others in the series, a good overview on the subject. Bright and colourful and a line or two of text on each page. These books leave you wanting to find a book that tells you just a bit more. I like the format and the illustrations but left me wanting just a bit more information on each subject.
Now the fourth instalment of the Little People, Big Dreams series does indeed, does actually and appreciatively present a generally informatively enough conceptualised textual description of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's life (albeit of course and naturally still simple and basic, considering that Amelia Earhart is geared towards younger children, is meant for so-called the picture book crowd), focussing especially and understandably on Ms. Earhart's dreams of becoming a pilot, ...more
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So glad books like this one exist.
* I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review *

This is my favourite of this series (Little People, Big Dreams) which is currently out becuase not only is it a beautifully illustrated book with some truly lovely layouts and spreads, but it's also the story of a lady I knew nothing about. These books are designed to be read by children to introduce them to some wonderful people who did amazing things and give them a very brief overview of their lives. Not knowing
Jack & Lily Wills
This was a great book - looking forward to reading more from this author!
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, picture-books
What a lovely way to learn about Amelia Earhart, a great way to inspire young readers.
Alexandra Ibberson
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidlit
I really liked this book as a biography for young children to read. The simple language is easy to understand for young readers and allows them to explore the lives of important people. Typically biographies are written for older children and adults yet this book provides young readers an introduction to the wonderful world of biographies and learning about the lives of interesting people. The illustrations are bright and colorful and appeal to young readers who may be just as interested in the ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neat little series of sweet little biographies of courageous little people who made big names for themselves.
I've been fascinated with Amelia Earhart ever since kindergarten, when I came home and recited to my mom the entire story of Earhart's life, down to the one shoe they found, but couldn't remember Earhart's name or the title of the book I read.

Anyway, another great Amelia Earhart book! The illustrations are fabulous and make me want to read all the books in the series.
Jacob Ogilby
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a lovely picture book, first read and used this book when doing a Year 1 lesson on gravity. We read this book and then made Aeroplanes for Amelia to fly, they got so engrossed in the story and activities! The only problem I had was that the ending had the children asking what happened to Amelia, sadly she died.
Feb 23, 2018 added it
This book is a great way to teach to young readers about Amelia Earhart. It's also great for those who just want to learn a little more about her. Very enjoyable!
Baby Bookworm
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Hello, friends! Today’s book is Little People, Big Dreams: Amelia Earhart, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Mariadiamantes, a sweet and very cute picture book biography of Amelia Earhart that inspires all little ones to chase their dreams.

Cutting down the details of Earhart’s remarkable life to bare-bones, easy-to-grasp highlights, our story starts with little Amelia
Cat Fithian
Excellent series of bios. ccessible for ages 5 and up.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing! Already ordered the rest of the series.
Very simply presented biography for youngest curious readers.
Teri Reck
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another in a delightful series of children's picture books that feature a young girl with a big dream and then proceed to explain how she grew up to achieve it. Beautiful books!!
Megan Schmelzer
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer

While wandering around Barnes and Noble, I stumbled across this awesome new board book series for babies and toddlers. The vibrant, yet simple, covers displaying historical women that I have grown up learning caught my eye, and it instantly drew me to pick up a few of these books off the shelves.

To be totally honest, I was so intrigued by these books that I ended up sitting right down in the aisle of the store to explore this new
Ben Truong
Amelia Earhart is the fourth book in the Little People, Big Dreams series and is a children's picture book written by Isabel Sánchez Vegara and illustrated by Mariadiamantes. It is a cursory biography of Amelia Earhart – a little girl whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice to become the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic.

March, at least in my part of the world is Women's History Month, which I plan to read one children's book, particularly a biography,
Reagan Busbee
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-lit
The book series little people big dreams highlights yet another heroine, Amelia Earhart. This book focuses on Earhart's accomplishments rather than her disappearance. The book mentions her being the first woman to fly 14000 feet as well as being the first woman to fly over the Atlantic. When the story approaches her disappearance ti focuses on her attempt to fly around the world and how far she got. At the end of this book, it gives the reader a timeline of amelia's heart and more in-depth ...more
Ashley Thompson
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
This is a story about Amelia Earhart’s passion and courage for flying in planes. The story begins when Amelia was a little girl. It talked about how she liked to pretend her arms were wings. When she was older, she went to an air show. The air show was so exciting she decided to take flying lessons. After flying in an airplane she knew she had to learn. Then the story tells about Earhart’s famous accomplishments such as being the first woman to fly up to 14,000 feet and the first woman to fly ...more
Melody Sutton
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book is about Amelia Earhart's life. It starts in her childhood talking about how much she loves planes and how she always wanted to fly. When she finally rode in an airplane she never wanted to come down. She became the first woman to fly up to 14,000 ft. She also founded a club for fearless woman piolets to inspire them to follow their dreams. Near her 40th birthday, she left for her final flight; a mission to fly around the world, but she never returned. I love this whole series of ...more
Braelyn Carwile
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rdng-350
Amelia Earhart is a biography illustrating the life and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart. It demonstrates her childhood, what sparked her interest in flying, her accomplishments of her flying career, and the multiple adventures she took.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I have been reading all the ones in the Little People, Big Dreams recently, and I have really enjoyed them. I like the illustrations and the words are easy to follow but some have some words that could be difficult for early readers.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book in the "Little People, Big Dreams" book series is about Amelia Earhart and her adventures as a pilot. The book starts out her as a young child wishing that she could have wings and fly like the birds. The book continues as she learns how to fly and her adventures from traveling.
I am not sure if I ever truly studied the life of Amelia Earhart. It was very interesting to know more about how she became a pilot. I was not a fan of the ending though. I feel like it is a great way to have
Amanda Kearney
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a picture book about the story of Amelia Earhart. Amelia was the most well-known female pilot of the 20th century. In her childhood, she always dreamed of being able to fly. Her dreams became a reality and she was the first person to fly across the Pacific Ocean alone. Amelia put her mind toward big goals, so after flying over the Pacific, she tried to be the first to fly all the way around the world. Sadly, she never made it all the way around the world. Amelia and her plane disappeared ...more
Eva Little
Mamá says
Let’s start by saying that I’m a big fan of this collection. I can’t wait to get my hands on Agatha Christie, Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel. But I must admit I didn’t know who Amelia Earhart was and - this is a crucial part of the story - what had happened to her. This then led me to be utterly confused with such a fluffy ending. I can’t say much without giving any spoilers, so please go and read it. And then go read wikipedia or ask a friend to tell you what really happened. (Thanks
Hannah-Grace Freeman
This children's book tells the story of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean! This book highlights Amelia's determination, leadership, bravery, and strength as she does the impossible!

I loved this book! (especially since it is a part of such a cool series) I think this was a such a fun and easy way to teach kids about Amelia Earhart. The illustrations were precious, and the author did a good job of handling a tough ending!

You could use this book in a classroom
Lea Buchanan
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book is about the true story of Amelia Earhart and her dream. This story tells about her life, and how she wanted to fly in airplanes just like how men were able to. She never gave up and followed her dreams, and became the first woman to fly an airplane. The story tells about how she wanted to fly around the world, but never returned. The illustrations in the book are phenomenal. I loved how light hearted the story is, and how the bright colorful illustrations made the book seem happy and ...more
Bethany Corkran
This Non-Fiction picture book tells the story of Amelia Earheart and her desire to fly around the world. It all started as a little girl when she saw planes flying as she remained on the ground. She eventually became the first woman to fly a plane, and she is now known around the world. She also was the first to fly a plane around the world. She persevered, and achieved her dream! I liked this book, because the illustrations made the history seem more interesting, but it wasn't my favorite. I ...more
Rhyllis Bignell
Amelia Earheart's dream was to fly like a bird, in her young imagination she sees her arms stretch like wings ready to take flight. In her early twenties, her dreams become a reality and she learns to fly, soon she is crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean in her tiny plane. She is an inspiration to other women and encourages them to dream big as well. Her final flight when her plane disappears is carefully worded for the young audience. Maria Diamantes colourful graphic illustrations use ...more
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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director perhaps best known as the author of much of the Little People, Big Dreams series. Each book tells the childhood story of one of the world's female icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, allowing them to identify with the characters in each story.

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