Even before becoming a homeschooler I knew the importance of reading aloud. I vividly remember reading books to my ginormous pregnant belly (yes I was that mom).
But it was not until I became a homeschooler and read Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook then subsequently stumbled upon the amazing Sarah Mackenzie at Read Aloud Revival that I realized just how important the time spent reading aloud really was.
I was determined then that books would be the staple for everything in our homeschool. We would learn everything we could in all of the subjects with books as our base.
For us picture books are the perfect place to linger. Emily is an auditory learner and I am a visual learner. So we use beautiful picture books to bridge our gap. This way we are both getting what we need and learning together along the way.
This series will feature our favorite picture books broken down into academic subjects so you can learn with books along with us! This post will be all about biography based picture books, these are a favorite for learning about history in our homeschool.
BIOGRAPHY PICTURE BOOKS
Hidden Figures: The American Dream andShark Lady: The True Story ofI Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg MakesThe Girl Who Thought in Pictures:Salt in His Shoes: Michael JordanThe Boy Who Loved Math: TheDinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries ofAlabama Spitfire: The Story of HarperOn a Beam of Light: AWilliam Still and His Freedom Stories:Marie’s Ocean: Marie Tharp Maps theA Race Around the World: TheFinding Narnia: The Story of C.Balderdash!: John Newbery and the BoisterousCounting on Katherine: How Katherine JohnsonBuzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive MindStephen Curry: The Children’s Book: TheThe Crayon Man: The True StoryDancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño PlayedAda Byron Lovelace & the ThinkingGrace Hopper: Queen of Computer CodeBread for Words: A Frederick DouglassSix Dots: A Story of YoungW Is For Webster: Noah Webster
Mr. Ferris and His WheelWhoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream ofSmall Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and HisTrombone ShortyEvelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The TrueThe Tree Lady: The True StoryThe Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life withNothing Stopped Sophie: The Story ofThe Power of Her Pen: TheMalala’s Magic PencilBard of Avon: The Story ofLillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration
Rescatando palabras (Digging for Words SpanishRachel Carson and Her Book ThatThe Noisy Paint Box: The ColorsThe Poppy Lady: Moina Belle MichaelThe Boo-Boos That Changed the World:Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The WomanBefore She Was HarrietOrdinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The StoryFly High!: The Story of BessiePlanting Stories: The Life of LibrarianFinding WinnieEvelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who WroteSo Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s LongThe Secret Garden of George WashingtonJump at the Sun: The TrueThe Real Mccoy, The: Life ofYours for Justice, Ida B. Wells:Eleanor Makes Her MarkLighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, theCoretta ScottShe Caught the Light: Williamina StevensNo Truth Without Ruth: The LifeThe Only Woman in the Photo:Molly, by Golly!: The Legend ofThanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter forFrida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1)Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien