The youth library has a great selection of biographies for young children all the way up to teenagers. The collection includes biographies about famous celebrities and sports stars as well as scientists, historical figures, and activists. Many of these biographies include great illustrations and writing that makes you want to read more. Below is a list of some of our favorites.
Denise T. recommends:
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Wilson Bentley lived in Vermont in 1865. At age fifteen, after studying all forms of moisture, he began to draw snow crystals and found that no design was ever repeated. During his lifetime he developed the technique of micro-photography, and is often referred to as a "world famous snowflake authority" Wonderful book for wintertime learning!
Katherine R. recommends:
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough. This is the biography of Anne Carroll Moore. When she grew up children were not welcomed into libraries of allowed to check out books to take home. Great illustrations and a fun look at how one woman helped to make big changes.
Mason S. recommends:
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman. Fleishmann writes the story of Harry Houdini through his most famous tricks and the author's own fascination with his childhood hero.
Melissa P. recommends:
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by women by Catherine Thimmesh.
Lots of fun stories of inventions by women! They'll love hearing how products came to be.