Picturebook Biographies

Biographies in picture book format.  From the inventor of the ferris wheel to paleontologist who discovered the largest, most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found, these people have lived most interesting lives.  These books are perfect readalouds that both adults and children will enjoy.

All titles listed here can be found in multiple formats including digital copies on Hoopla or Libby. Books are ALWAYS available on Hoopla.  Use your library card to create an account at www.hoopladigital.com or download the hoopla digital app from the app store for your mobile device.

Frida Kahlo And Her Animalitos

by Monica Brown

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Barbed Wire Baseball

by Marissa Moss

Before She Was Harriet: the Story of Harriet Tubman

by Lisa Kline Ransome

Malala's Magic Pencil

by Malala Yousafzai

Balloons Over Broadway

by Melissa Sweet

The Noisy Paint Box

by Barb Rosenstock

Gingerbread for Liberty

by Mara Rockliff

The Only Woman in the Photo

by Kathleen Krull

Queen of Physics

by Teresa Robeson

When She Found Sue

by Toni Buzzeo

Eliza The Story Of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

by Margaret McNamara

Nothing Stopped Sophie

by Cheryl Bardoe

Starstruck The Cosmic Journey Of Neil Degrasse Tyson

by Kathleen Krull

Balderdash John Newbery And The Boisterous Birth Of Children's Books

by Michelle Markel

Caroline's Comets

by Emily Arnold McCully

Margaret And The Moon

by Dean Roman

The William Hoy Story How A Deaf Baseball Player Changed The Game

by Nancy Chumin

Goldie Takes A Stand

by Barbara Krasner

Mr. Ferris And His Wheel

by Kathryn Davis

A Girl Named Rosita The Story Of Rita Moreno

by Anika Denise

Kamala Harris : rooted in justice

by Nikki Grimes

She was the first! : the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm

by Katheryn Russell-Brown

The fastest girl on Earth! : meet Kitty O'Neil, daredevil driver!

by Dean Robbins

Muhammad Ali

by Ma Isabel Sa´nchez Vegara

Kate's Light : Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse

by / Elizabeth Spires

Georgia O'Keeffe : she saw the world in a flower

by Gabrielle Balkan

O captain, my captain : Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War

by Robert Burleigh

Pirate queen : a story of Zheng Yi Sao

by Helaine Becker

Fauja Singh keeps going : the true story of the oldest person to ever run a marathon

by Simran Jeet Singh

With great power : the marvelous Stan Lee : an unauthorized biography

by Annie Hunter Eriksen

The polio pioneer : Dr. Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine

by Linda Elovitz Marshall

The fabled life of Aesop

by Ian Lendler

Art Is everywhere : a book about Andy Warhol

by Jeff Mack.

Immigrant architect : Rafael Guastavino and the American dream

by Berta de Miguel

Bartali's bicycle : the true story of Gino Bartali, Italy's secret hero

by Megan Hoyt

Wild Horse Annie : friend of the mustangs

by Tracey Fern