December 8, 2014 | strande
Do you have a child in Kindergarten who loves to read about people? Use this list to find books to share, or to pique your own interest about famous people.
Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter — The story of how Henri Matisse changed from sketching to making cut-out creations.
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson — A lesser-known singer from the Harlem Renaissance, Florence Mills' story is told here.
Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy — Looking for more variety in your stories about achievements in aviation?
The quite contrary man: a true American tale by Patricia Rusch Hyatt ; illustrated by Kathryn Brown — Breaking the law by growing a beard? A contrary (and interesting) man, indeed!
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian — A Caldecott-winning biography about a curious nature photographer.
Mali under the night sky: a Lao story of home by Youme — An artist must leave her home because of war.
The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter — Find out more about this chimpanzee-loving woman.
Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman — Have you ever wondered about Mr. Abraham Lincoln? The little girl in this story certainly has.
The boy who loved math: the improbable life of Paul Erdős by Deborah Heiligman; illustrated by LeUyen Pham — A young boy is delighted by numbers. An inspiring story for the mathematically minded.
The tree lady: the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever by H. Joseph Hopkins; illustrated by Jill McElmurry — A charming story about a woman who made her world more beautiful. If you like this one, try Miss Rumphius as a fictional counterpart.