Tag Archives: Biographies

Dress Up: The Christmas Story

Author: Joanna Bicknell Publisher: Make Believe Ideas Product Description Two dolls to dress up, 14 fabric pieces make it possible to create a wide range outfits for all the characters of the nativity. The story of the birth of Jesus is presented in beautiful photographic scenes, inspiring children to dress the dolls as characters from […]

Giant Steps for Little People

Author: Kenneth N. Taylor Publisher: Tyndale Kids Product Description This book teaches children about God and how he wants them to be. Lessons are taken from the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Led to Success

Author: Sampson Davis Publisher: Dutton Books Product Description Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single-parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, was the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school […]

Where Shabbat Lives (Very First Board Books)

Author: Jan Goldin Fabiyi Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing Product Description The simple text and brightly colored illustrations in this board book tell the story of a typical family celebrating Shabbat.

Answers Book for Kids: Vol. 4 – Sin, Salvation, and the Christian Life

Author: Ken Ham Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books Product Description At the heart of the Bible is the theme of sin, salvation through Christ, and guidance for living the kind of life that honors our Creator God. Since Adam and Eve chose to disobey in the Garden of Eden, questions about sin, salvation, and […]

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Author: Kadir Nelson Publisher: Dial Product Description What began as a spiritual has developed into one of America’s best-known songs, and now for the first time it appears as a picture book, masterfully created by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.Through sublime landscapes and warm images of a boy and his family, Kadir has created a dazzling, […]

God, I Need to Talk to You About Paying Attention (God I Need to Talk to You About…)

Author: Dan Carr Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Product Description Child-friendly text and entertaining illustrations help children think about a behavior they encounter in daily life and pray about it. This book, one in a series, expresses that all sinful behaviors are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and encourages children to go to God […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

Thank You, God For Christmas (16-Page Coloring Books)

Author: Publisher: Standard Publishing Company

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]

I Will Rejoice: Celebrating Psalm 118

Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description The Moonbeam Award Silver Medal Winner in the religion category, I Will Rejoice allows parents and teachers to share wonderful ways children can rejoice in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Based on Psalm 118:24, I Will Rejoice brings Scripture to a child’s level of understanding. Children six […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister’s gorgeous […]

Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls. Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made […]

Arousing Love

Author: M. H. Strom Publisher: Marstro Press Product Description Zach knows Joanna is too young for him, but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s so sweet and passionate and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as […]

First Virtues for Toddlers

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Mary Manz Simon Publisher: Standard Publishing Company

The Rainbow Fish

Rating: (229 reviews) Author: Marcus Pfister Publisher: North-South Books Product Description Rainbow-colored foil stamping glitters on every page of this unique book about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions-his shimmering scales. Amazon.com Review If you read this very popular book just before bed, and the light is […]

Pio Peep! (rpkg): Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Alma Flor Ada Publisher: Rayo Product Description El sol es de oro la luna es de plata y las estrellitas son de hoja de lata. The sun’s a gold medallion. The moon’s a silver ball. The little stars are only tin; I love them best of all. Here is a groundbreaking […]

Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Editors Of Time For Kids Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Rating: (152 reviews) Author: Nic Sheff Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit […]

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Phillip M Hoose Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’” – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed […]

Merry Navidad!: Christmas Carols in Spanish and English/Villancicos en espanol e ingles

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Alma Flor Ada Publisher: Rayo Product Description Resuenen con alegría los cánticos de mi tierra que viva el Niño Jesús que ha nacido en Nochebuena. It’s time to sing out with joy the songs that are sung in my land in praise of the precious Child born this holy Christmas evening. […]

Miles to Go

Rating: (75 reviews) Author: Miley Cyrus Publisher: Disney Hyperion Product Description  “There are multiple sides to all of us. Who we are and who we might be if we follow our dreams.”                                    –Miley Cyrus     Three years ago, Miley Cyrus was a virtual unknown. Her life in rural Tennessee was filled with family, […]

The Story of Abraham Lincoln

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Patricia A. Pingry Publisher: Candy Cane Press Product Description Through simple words and illustrations a young child can meet Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States. The story introduces the most memorable events of Lincoln’s life; his childhood in Indiana, his leadership during the Civil War, and his writing […]

Snowflake Bentley (Caldecott Medal Book)

Rating: (43 reviews) Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley’s enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often […]

The Story Of Ruby Bridges (Scholastic Bookshelf)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Robert Coles Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Category: Biography”Please, God, try to forgive those people. Because even if they say those bad things, They don’t know what they’re doing.”This is the true story of an extraordinary 6-year-old who helped shape history when she became the first African-American sent to first grade […]

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jen Bryant Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Product Description In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Bryant’s engaging prose and Sweet’s stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet. Full color.

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jon Scieszka Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, […]

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela : With Connections (MacMillan Profiles)

Rating: (136 reviews) Author: Nelson Mandela Publisher: Holt McDougal Product Description An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Amazon.com Review The famously […]

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, […]

Listen to the Wind

Author: Greg Mortenson Publisher: Dial Product Description Greg Mortenson stumbled, lost and delirious, into a remote Himalayan village after a failed climb up K2. The villagers saved his life, and he vowed to return and build them a school. The remarkable story of his promise kept is now perfect for reading aloud. Told in the […]

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Garen Thomas Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Product Description In third grade, Barack Obama wrote an essay titled, “I Want to Become President”—and he is, to this day, determined to show the world that, yes, he can. Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother, a […]

My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry) (Visions in Poetry)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Emily Dickinson Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. Product Description Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for today’s readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions. This is My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson is brilliantly illustrated by Isabelle […]

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff (American Girl Library)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Nancy Holyoke Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Richard M. Hannula Publisher: Canon Press Product Description “Thus says the LORD: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls“(Jer. 6:16). Christianity is a faith in love with history. God […]

My Dad, John McCain

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Meghan McCain Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Born the son and grandson of military men, Senator John McCain from Arizona was destined for a life serving his country in the armed forces. Like many great men, he occasionally struggled with authority, but once he found his true calling — flying naval aircraft […]

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Rating: (82 reviews) Author: Nic Sheff Publisher: Ginee Seo Books Product Description Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able […]

“What’s Happening to Me?” A guide to puberty

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Peter Mayle Publisher: Lyle Stuart

Loyola Kids Book of Saints (Loyola Kids)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Amy Welborn Publisher: Loyola Press Book Description Who are the saints, why are they important, and what can today’s children learn from them? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first book in the Loyola Kids series, author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and […]

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Product Description “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore […]

Jammin’ with the Jonas Brothers: An Unauthorized Biography

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Lexi Ryals Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description These brothers are already a tween sensation! Girls can’t get enough of these adorable boys who have recorded two successful albums, guest starred on Disney’s Hannah Montana, are special guests on Miley Cyrus’s Best of Both Worlds Tour, and have just filmed a […]

Joseph and Chico: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI as Told By a Cat

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jeanne Perego Publisher: Ignatius Press Book Description In this beautifully illustrated book for children, Chico the cat describes the life of his “best friend”, Pope Benedict, in this authorised biography of the Pope for young people approved by the Vatican. “Dear Children, here you will find a biography that is different […]

Eric Carle Animal Flash Cards (Eric Carle)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Chronicle Books Book Description These beautiful flash cards, featuring artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in […]

Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Dannah Gresh Publisher: Moody Publishers

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Publisher: Jump At The Sun

Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai!

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Demi Publisher: Dragonfly Books Amazon.com “Happy Chinese New Year!” this lovely book exuberantly proclaims. Full of extraordinary, richly colorful illustrations resembling lacquered boxes, this book is as visually delicious as Demi’s previous books The Stonecutter and The Empty Pot. Children will love closely examining the flurry of activity associated with this […]

What Is Christmas?

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Michelle Medlock Adams Publisher: Candy Cane Press

The Spymaster’s Lady (Berkley Sensation)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Joanna Bourne Publisher: Berkley Book Description She’s never met a man she couldn’t deceive…until now. She’s braved battlefields. She’s stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She’s played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy […]