December 26, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Today, we're giving lesser known people their place in the sun while also acknowledging people with famous names who finally have picture book bios worthy of their fame.
December 26, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Each crop of yearly biographies runs the gamut from the uber famous to people who may not have ever even received an adult biography. I loved the sheer variety on display in 2020. Behold a sampling of some favorites.
December 26, 2019 by Betsy Bird
Some of the biographies you'll find on today's list are of people hitherto uncelebrated while others offer a new take on a familiar name. Here are the biographies produced for kids in 2019 that struck me as particularly choice. Bet there's at least one on here you haven't see before.
May 10, 2019 by Betsy Bird
The ideal use of great writing without cheating. Filled with facts and backmatter, it also makes the subject interesting to kids. It’s beautiful to look at and while I would have made some changes, it stands as a pretty darn good look at a man, a plan, a crayon. Crayola.
December 26, 2018 by Betsy Bird
To my mind a "unique biography" is a biography of a person who may never have had a bio about them before. Today I show off to you the books that dared to give love and attention to the lesser known.
December 26, 2017 by Betsy Bird
In January of 2018 the cover story of SLJ will be one I penned summarizing the current crop of biographies for kids and teens of famous women and how this listing has changed over decades. In the past it was all Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, and Rosa Parks as far as the eye could see. […]
by Steven Engelfried
Good Comics for Kids
by Esther Keller
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Mary Ann Cappiello
Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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