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Book cover Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies New Review
Cokie Roberts (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Everyone remembers the important men during the founding of America, but what about the women that also helped shape our country? This book is a great introduction for young readers wanting to learn about early America. "Founding Mothers" will introduce important figures such as Deborah Read Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s wife, and Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American poet. This beautifully illlustrated book is an easy read for anyone interested in the history of America and its’ women.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover I am Amelia Earhart New Review
Brad Meltzer (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Reading this book is not just a good idea, it`s the BEST idea! Amelia Earhart`s amazing adventures are brought to life in this clever biography filled with cartoon-like illustrations. The use of first person makes us feel as if it is Amelia Earhart herself telling us her life story. Catchy phrases placed in speech bubbles will make you giggle. But, don`t miss the actual photography with captions placed at the end. This is a great book for readers of all ages looking for a bit of history, a good laugh and a "best" idea!

Reviewed by: Rene / South County Regional Library

Book cover Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children New Review
Jan Pinborough (2013) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Debby Atwell
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Miss Moore is the reason that children today are allowed inside libraries. Many, many years ago, people thought that children would ruin the books with their sticky hands, or forget to return books. Now why would they think that? Well, Miss Moore thought otherwise! Miss Moore helped to start the first children’s library in New York City. This book is a great read, filled with information and a fascinating look at libraries and the amazing woman who believed in them. The back has information about Miss Moore and other pioneering women in the library field. Bright illustrations are sure to grasp the reader’s attention and add to this great, and true, story.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover Nelson Mandela New Review
Kadir Nelson (2013) , 40-80 pages
Audience: Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: African-American, Biographies, Historical, Multicultural, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Did you know that Nelson Mandela’s first name was actually Rolihlahla which means troublemaker? His teachers called him Nelson instead. He worked very hard to fight against apartheid, which was a system that limited the rights and freedom of darker skinned people. He held protests and rallies, and often he would have to go into hiding. Unfortunately he ended up serving a lot of time in a prison in South Africa, but he later became president of his country. Read this book to learn more about the extraordinary life of Nelson Mandela and his contributions to the world.


Book cover On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein New Review
Jennifer Berne (2013) , 40-80 pages
Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


One day Albert daydreams he is flying in a beam of light. After this day, nothing is the same for him—he wants to know all the secrets of the world. Soon, his mind is full from his hard work and studying; he even has special sweaters and doesn’t wear socks when he is working! Of course everyone loves Albert because of all his brilliant ideas. This book takes the reader on an adventure through Albert’s life as he grows from a boy to the genius we know him as today. The illustrations are just as captivating and interesting as this wonderful book.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library


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