Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Great Picture Book Biographies of Great Women

Have I told you how much I love children's picture book biographies? Well, I do. I love reading picture books about strong, brave people. I especially love reading picture books about strong, brave women. 

Here are some of my favorites:

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

Eleanor, Quiet No More

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America

Here Come the Girl Scouts: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy' Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure


What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child

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  1. Wow all these books were new to me except for Me...Jane.
    I love the look of the Julia Child one esp :-)

  2. What a fun and original list you have this week! :D

  3. I do love your TT lists- so varied, and interesting. The only one I've read is Me... Jane, but naturally I am curious about the Julia Child one I've just never seen it. I'll have to arrange that one day given it's your favourite, and sounds the most interesting to me too.

  4. I have bever read any of these books but from your list i remember Madeline!

  5. This is totally delightful! Truly. Trust a librarian, right? You have the Lady Bird wildflower book. By the way, I cannot wait for the flowers this year. Hopefully, good ones with all the rain we've had. Sorry, distracted. I always loved pointing out books such as these to moms at the library looking for books for the their kids. If the children's librarian was not around, I loved boring them silly suggesting books. Nice list! Mine is connected to mysteries - totally shocking for me, I know. :-)

  6. What a great spin on the topic! I'll definitely have to hunt down some of these. Miss Dorothy and her Bookmobile and What to Do About Alice look especially intriguing. Alice Roosevelt is such a fascinating woman!

  7. Ooh, the Julia Child one looks fun! Have you read Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo? It's lovely.

  8. Wow, this is a great take on the topic! I haven't read any of these but now I'm very intrigued! =)

  9. These are wonderful. I had not heard of them. Love the Julia Child. Will have to keep an eye out for this series. Would love to see them. Great fun post.

  10. Oh, I really like your post! This is my first time taking part in a TTT and your post is quite different from the other two dozen or so blogs that I've visited today. Very cool! :)

  11. There are all new to me, but they look wonderful!! I totally need to check them out!

    Thanks for visit my blog!

    Giova @ Corazones Literarios

  12. Deb, I wasn't familiar with most of these books. What a great list! Just love the story of Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile :D


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