Picture Book Biographies

21 Feb

I happen to have three award-winning/honored books in my stack today that are all picture book biographies.  Picture book biographies are a wonderful way to introduce history to young children.  When done well, the narrative and illustrations draw the reader into the story, allowing them to imagine what life was like, instead of talking at them.  Like any good biography should, accurate research and information is included.  However, the enticing format of the picture book makes this information readily accessible to even the very young child.  Do you have a favorite picture book biography?  How have the little ones in your life responded to them?  Be sure to look for my upcoming reviews of three noteworthy picture book biographies:

Me… Jane by Patrick McConnell

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein




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