Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud

10 best books like Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud (Tracey E. Fern): Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary, The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, Locomotive, Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon, Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children, Hello Lighthouse, Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine, Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth, A Poem for Peter, Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor

Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary
AuthorVicki Conrad
ISBN1632172224
Just Like Beverly follows the life of beloved children's author Beverly Cleary from her early years in Oregon to her career as a successful writer who wrote stories, including the wildly popular Ramona and Henry Huggins series, for kids just like her.

As a young girl, Beverly Cleary struggled...
AuthorH. Joseph Hopkins
ISBN1442414022
Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.

Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew...
Locomotive
AuthorBrian Floca
ISBN1416994157
I see why people love Floca's book. The illustrations of the trains are terrific. As far as train-technology goes, it is way-cool. However, in 2013, couldn't it have been made more inclusive?

The Chinese laborers, for example, are shown in illustrations twice, but never mentioned in the part...
Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
AuthorTorben Kuhlmann
ISBN0735842620
A long time ago a mouse learned to fly . . . and crossed the Atlantic. 

But what happened next? Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to the moon and beyond! On the heels of Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse comes Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon—where...
AuthorJan Pinborough
Once upon a time, American children couldn’t borrow library books. Reading wasn’t all that important for children, many thought. Luckily Miss Anne Carroll Moore thought otherwise! This is the true story of how Miss Moore created the first children’s room at the New York Public Library, a bright,...
Hello Lighthouse
AuthorSophie Blackall
ISBN0316362387
On the highest rock of a tiny island
at the edge of the world stands a lighthouse.
It is built to last forever. Sending its light out to sea.
The fog rolls in, and the fog rolls out.
The waves rise and crash. The wind blows and blows...
This beautiful picture book caught my eye on the Goodreads...
AuthorHeather Lang
ISBN1620916509
On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of...
AuthorBarb Rosenstock
After a childhood bout of polio left her with a limp, all Dorothea Lange wanted to do was disappear. But this desire not to be seen helped her learn how to blend into the background and observe others acutely. With a passion for the artistic life, and in spite of her family’s disapproval, Dorothea pursued...
AuthorAndrea Davis Pinkney
ISBN0425287688
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.

The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats’s obvious talent, his...
AuthorRobert Burleigh
ISBN1481416006
Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Raúl Colón, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.

Marie Tharp was always fascinated by the ocean....
AuthorMichelle Markel
ISBN0811879224
This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books—John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science,...
AuthorJen Bryant
ISBN0449813371
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.
 
Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to...
The Raft
AuthorJim LaMarche
ISBN0064438562
Inspired by various experiences from his childhood, Jim LaMarche, beloved illustrator of A Story for Bear and The Elves and the Shoemaker, brings this touching story about one boy's unexpected summer as a river rat to life with his bold, picturesque paintings.

Nicky isn't one bit happy about...
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