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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- August 2, 2017

02 Aug

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Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying CloudDare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey E. Fern
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An amazing account of Ellen Prentiss’s achievements not only being the first woman to navigate the NY-SF Gold Rush trade route but also setting the world record for speed. And- this is why back matter in nfpb’s- it was a record that was broken three years later by none other than herself! The author’s note included lots of other great information.

Audrey Hepburn (Little People, Big Dreams)Audrey Hepburn by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Little People, Big Dreams is a picture book biography series imported from Spain. Perfect way to introduce young readers to girls who dreamed and became outstanding women in different fields. The books include a timeline and photos.

I admit while I know that lots of people love Audrey Hepburn, I’m not familiar with her to know why. I don’t think I’ve even watched any of her movies. I liked learning that she became an Ambassador and I’m intrigued to know why she’s so beloved.

Rosa Parks (Little People, Big Dreams)Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Little People, Big Dreams is a picture book biography series imported from Spain. Perfect way to introduce young readers to girls who dreamed and became outstanding women in different fields. The books include a timeline and photos.

While I have nothing against Rosa Parks and everything she did, I feel like there are other nonfiction picture books that were better than this. But then it’s only after having read other biographies that you would notice how much better this book could have been.

Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, Big Dreams)Emmeline Pankhurst by Lisbeth Kaiser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little People, Big Dreams is a picture book biography series imported from Spain. Perfect way to introduce young readers to girls who dreamed and became outstanding women in different fields. The books include a timeline and photos.

I love learning about new people and I’m so glad I “met” Emmeline Pankhurst! I love how she went beyond what others were doing to make sure she got her message across.

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3 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2017- August 2, 2017

  1. lindabaie

    August 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I enjoyed Dare The Wind very much, and once had a student who was in love with all things about Audrey Hepburn. She would have loved this series, and that book about Audrey! Thanks, Earl!

     
  2. Jane the Raincity Librarian

    August 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of Emmeline Pankhurst, now I want to get to know her life!

    Audrey Hepburn really had quite an incredible life – most people knew her as a beautiful actress, but her life outside of Hollywood was fascinating.

     
  3. Kellee from Unleashing Readers (@kelleemoye)

    August 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Um, I don’t know who Eleanor Prentiss is, and I want to know more! Thank you for sharing Dare the Wind with me 🙂

     

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