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You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His NeighborhoodYou Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The world will be a better place if more people knew about Mister Fred Rogers. This picture book biography is a wonderful introduction to a man whose words and talents have made so many feel like they belong somewhere for being just who they are.

Little Feminist Picture BookLittle Feminist Picture Book by Mudpuppy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another collection of mini biographies of amazing females. There are definitely better ones out there.

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a NationA Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Keep an eye out for this book since you’ll want to add it to your library. Many books have been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. but this one is a cut above the rest. It felt more detailed or all-encompassing somehow. And all the backmatter materials provides even more information without giving the reader a sense of being overloaded.

Skulls!Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun picture book to teach young readers about skulls. Although it would probably have freaked me out if I read this as a kid. But then I would blame it on how we’ve been conditioned to think skeletons are scary!

Look! I Wrote a Book! (and You Can Too!)Look! I Wrote a Book! by Sally Lloyd-Jones
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fun picture book for aspiring writers. This might be fun to pair with Mac Barnett’s How to Make a Book.

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that FlyWriting Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I made a mistake of thinking this was going to be a dumbed down manual on how to write. While written for kids, any one regardless of age will pick something up from this book full of exercises to get the creative juices flowing. If nothing else, readers will remember to “Have fun. Save what you write.”

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!

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