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National Women’s History Month

March 12, 2020

Throughout history, many achievements made by women have been overlooked.  Advances in science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and social issues are among many of their accomplishments. March is National Women in History Month. It’s a time to celebrate women who have excelled no matter what the odds. They are role models for our younger generation of women, and it’s our responsibility to continue to support and encourage the talents of young girls.

Below are some picture book biographies that demonstrate the amazing contributions of women. Take a look and share these with readers young and old.

Raye

The Girl With A Mind For Math:  The Story of Raye Montague

Emily

Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

heady

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life:  Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor

Dorothea

Dorothea Lange:  The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression

Eliza

Eliza:  The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton 

jane

Dangerous Jane 

mutchell

What Miss Mitchell Saw 

sonia

Sonia Sotomayor: Turning Pages My Life Story

Maya

Maya Lin:  Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Armstrong

Born to Swing:  Lil Harden Armstrong’s Life in Jazz

marlyn

Making Their Voices Heard:  The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Run

Her Fearless Run:  Kathrine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon

game

Anybody’s Game:  Kathryn Johnston, the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball

 

 

 

Climb On Board

June 1, 2017

I’m sure you’ve seen the sign, “Baby on Board.” Of course, that means someone is carrying a baby.

There are many ways humans carry babies – in wraps, in slings, in carriers attached to your back or your front, in your arms …

Like humans, animals carry their babies, too. Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young is written by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Cathy Morrison, Dawn Publications.

Animals

This is a perfect show-and-tell book for children who want to learn how a variety of animals carry their young. There are two-page spreads throughout the book, and Marianne Berkes cleverly introduces each animal with two lines of rhyming text followed by a short paragraph of factual information. Cathy Morrison’s illustrations are detailed and done in vibrant colors that invite readers to reach out and touch them. The back matter consists of a match game, read aloud suggestions, and an assortment of resources for parents and teachers to use, including math, science, and engineering activities which make Baby on Board ideal for the STEM curriculum.

If your kids love animals, climb on board for some fun and learning with this book!


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