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For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and the Inspiration for
By Nancy Churnin, Olga Baumert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807525302
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2020

Katharine Lee Bates first wrote the lines to "America the Beautiful" after a stirring visit to Pikes Peak in 1893. But the story behind the song begins with Katharine herself, who pushed beyond conventional expectations of women to become an acclaimed writer, scholar, suffragist, and reformer.

On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson (Emily Dickinson for Kids, Biography of Female Poet for Kids) Cover Image
By Jennifer Berne, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452142975
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 18th, 2020

An inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets.

Astrid Lindgren (Little People, BIG DREAMS #35) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780711252172
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, mulitmillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover how Astrid Lindgren grew up to become one of the world’s best-loved authors, and the creator of the irresistible Pippi Longstocking.

Little Astrid grew up on an old farm in Sweden.

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey Cover Image
By Lori Mortensen, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358033684
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

A beautifully illustrated and lyrical picture-book biography of eccentric and beloved writer and artist Edward Gorey

In this lyrical biography of one of literature’s most creepily creative authors and illustrators, kids will learn about the inspiration behind a generation of creators, from Lemony Snicket to Tim Burton.

Known for, among other things, w

The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world’s greatest storyteller Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328585523
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Honoring the path of a slave, this dramatic picture-book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child-friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling—storytelling that has survived for 2,500 years.

Cub Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616208486
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

“Raina Telgemeier fans will lap this up.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A laugh-out-loud funny and empowering graphic memoir about growing up and finding your voice.

Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys&md

Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit Cover Image
By Linda Marshall, Ilaria Urbinati (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499809602
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Published: little bee books - January 28th, 2020

"Fans of Beatrix Potter will delight in this tribute to her dedication and talent, encapsulating a legacy that reaches far beyond the pages of her beloved books."-Foreword Reviews in a STARRED REVIEW

"Empowering and fresh."-School Library Journal

"The life of the British picture-book author and illustrator makes a serendipitous

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419734113
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2020

Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia Cover Image
By Lina Maslo, Lina Maslo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062798565
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 19th, 2020

A lyrical nonfiction picture book about the inspired life of C. S. Lewis, the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia—from Free as a Bird author-illustrator Lina Maslo. Perfect for fans of The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown and Some Writer!: The Story of E.B.

Alphamaniacs: Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word Cover Image
By Paul Fleischman, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690663
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Published: Candlewick Studio - April 14th, 2020

Are you a word person? A curiosity seeker? An explorer? Take a look at these twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an extreme sport.

A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Cover Image
By Evie Robillard, Rachel Katstaller (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781525300561
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 3rd, 2020

Here's an insider's tour of the fascinating lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, amusingly addressed directly to the reader ("The next time you go to Paris ..."). It explores the couple's art collection, their famous writer and artist friends and even their dog, Basket. It also describes how Gertrude's book The Autobiography of Alice B.

Lucy Maud Montgomery: Creator of Anne of Green Gables: I Can Read Level 1 Cover Image
By Sarah Howden, Nick Craine (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781443460262
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Published: Collins - January 21st, 2020

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