Two intrepid librarians

Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Little People, BIG DREAMS series

Little People, BIG DREAMS
A series published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

For all ages

These picture book biographies are terrific introductions to people, both men and women, who made a difference. The emphasis of the series is to show that though some people grow up to do incredible things, they all started out as children with a dream.

The titles I read were about the Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest dancers in the world, British mystery writer, Agatha Christie, creator of the characters Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, and Italian educator, Maria Montessori, whose legacy continues today in Montessori schools around the world.

“Quirky illustrations” perfectly partner with the simple, yet rich text.
The books are written and illustrated by different authors/artists.

Though lacking a bibliography or further reading, each book does contain extra facts about the subject at the end.  

A great way to introduce interesting people, from scientists, dancers, and designers to artists to
students of all ages.

To write these reviews, I borrowed the books from my local public library.

Go here to see all the titles in the series. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this series rec. It looks perfect for young kids. I've thought of writing a biography for Maria Montessori, but didn't get farther than that :)