Book Reviews

age 8+
Children's biography of the famous naturalist.
By Peter Sis
(2003)
age 6+
Learn the tricks up every mathematician's sleeve.
By Bruce Goldstone
(2006)
age 5+
Award-winning picture-book treatment of Tubman.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2006)
age 6+
Filled with fascinating facts and some surprises.
By Diane Stanley
(1996)
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
age 11+
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
age 9+
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
age 7+
Extraordinary book celebrates curiosity, and an amazing man.
By Kathryn Lasky
(2009)
age 6+
True story about an amazing boy who thought outside the box.
By Kathleen Krull
(2009)
age 13+
Dramatic story of forgotten teen civil rights hero.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2009)
age 6+
Eye-popping biography of inventive brothers.
By Chris Barton
(2009)
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
age 14+
Award-winning bio of bigger-than-life blues singer.
By Ann Angel
(2010)
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age 10+
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
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age 6+
Stellar art portrays key aspects of Mandela's life for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
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age 7+
Exciting bio of '20s female pilot who found fame with stunt.
By Tami Lewis Brown
(2010)
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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age 2+
A rollicking journey from numbers one to 10.
By Sandra Boynton
(1993)
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age 5+
Inspiring story; kids will root for the heroine.
By Lynn Joseph
(1998)
age 11+
Enlightens as it profiles famous disabled people.
By Deborah Kent
(1997)

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