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10 Picture Book Biographies

10 Picture Book Biographies

It’s never too early to learn about history! Because they contain colorful art and simple text, picture book biographies are a wonderful introduction to fascinating people from the past. Here are ten of our favorite picture book biographies to try. Click on the link to put any of these titles on hold.

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager


Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood and Duncan Tonatiuh 


Let’er Buck: George Fletcher the People’s Champion by Vaunda Michaux Nelson and Gordon C. James


Wild Horse Annie: Friend of the Mustangs by Tracey Fern and Steven Salerno


What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton and Ekua Holmes


Hammering For Freedom: The William Lewis Story by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and John Holyfield


Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares


Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson and Edel Rodriguez


Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder and Julie Morstad


Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty


The library has other great picture book biographies besides the ones listed here. If you are interested in reading any of them, be sure to let us know and we will be happy to help you find them!


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