Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

10 best books like Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton (Meghan Mccarthy): Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, The Water Princess, The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, Trombone Shorty, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist, Barbed Wire Baseball, Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Books of Discovery for Creative Kids Contruction Fort Books), Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
ISBN0805090487
In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly no women were doctors.

But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs...
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
AuthorJeanette Winter
ISBN0375867740
Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis...
The Water Princess
AuthorSusan Verde
ISBN0399172580
Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village

With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might,...
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...
Trombone Shorty
AuthorTroy Andrews
ISBN1419714651
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
AuthorDeborah Heiligman
ISBN1596433078
Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn...
AuthorMargarita Engle
ISBN1477826335
Louis loves to watch birds. He takes care of injured birds and studies how they look and how they move. His father wants him to become an engineer, but Louis dreams of being a bird artist. To achieve this dream, he must practice, practice, practice. He learns from the art of John James Audubon. But as Louis...
AuthorMarissa Moss
ISBN1419705210
As a boy, Kenichi “Zeni” Zenimura dreams of playing professional baseball, but everyone tells him he is too small. Yet he grows up to be a successful player, playing with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, Zeni and his family are sent to one of ten internment camps...
AuthorJennifer Berne
ISBN0811860639
Last night was a really, really good night for children's books--I read many five-star books--and this one started it off right. It's a beautifully told story of Jacques Cousteau, famous oceanographer, from his first curiosity and infatuation with the sea to his inventions to his movies and exploration...
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,...
AuthorMichelle Markel
ISBN0061804428
When Clara Lemlich arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that did not stop Clara.

She went to night school, spent hours studying...
AuthorJen Bryant
ISBN0375867120
As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during WWI, Horace filled...
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
AuthorDoreen Rappaport
President Theodore Roosevelt is known as "the man with a plan," the "rough rider." His figure stands tall in American history; his legacy stretching him to larger-than-life proportions.

But before his rise to fame, he was just "Teedie," a boy with ambitious dreams to change the world, and...
Edward Hopper Paints His World
AuthorRobert Burleigh
ISBN0805087524
As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in...
AuthorShana Corey
ISBN0439698359
A fun, feel-good, "underdog" story about a little-known female athlete whose derring-do transformed girls' sports.

Are you brave enough to make a wave? If you love sports and people who aren't afraid to swim against the tide, Annette Kellerman and her freestyle approach to life will make...
AuthorBarb Rosenstock
ISBN1590789326
As soon as Thomas Jefferson learned to read, he found his passion: books, books, and more books! Before, during, and after the American Revolution, Jefferson collected thousands of books on hundreds of subjects. In fact, his massive collection eventually helped rebuild the Library of Congress—now...
AuthorJeri Chase Ferris
ISBN0547390556
Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction

Webster’s American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that Webster? Noah Webster (1758–1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. He spent twenty...
AuthorGene Barretta
ISBN0805079173
The inventions and inspiration of Benjamin Franklin and how they've stood the test of time

What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed...
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