Author Vicki Conrad Shares Favorite Picture Book Biographies

We asked the author of Just Like Beverly, a new picture book biography of Beverly Cleary, to share her favorite biographies for children in this Nightstand Reads post. Here are five picks from Vicki Conrad:

As a child, the Ramona Series was dear to my heart. I truly felt so much like her. My two favorite books are Ramona and her Mother, and Ramona and her Father. I also loved The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

My 5 Favorite Biographies, right now:

Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement by Stephanie Roth Sisson
This book is packed with scientific information, but with lovely poetic language. It is a quiet gem. Continue reading “Author Vicki Conrad Shares Favorite Picture Book Biographies”

The Power of Truth: Easy Biographies for Kids

Sometimes a book that tells a true story of a fantastic adventure or a monumental idea that changed the world can overshadow any picture book or work of fiction, simply because the story is true. There is something very powerful about telling a child, this story actually happened. Done well, children’s books can bring events in history to life and show children the immense possibilities that exist in our world, the challenges that can be overcome, and that dreams can come true.

Our libraries are packed full of biographies, but today I want to share a few great ones available for the younger set. Much like a picture book, these biographies include beautiful illustrations, an engaging story, and the ability to excite children about history and people’s impact on the world. Continue reading “The Power of Truth: Easy Biographies for Kids”