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10 best books like Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America (Kathi Appelt): You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, An Egg Is Quiet: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books), The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks, Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia, A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights, Pierre the Penguin: A True Story

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!
AuthorShana Corey
Would you DARE to bare your underwear? If you like CLOTHES and people with the courage to SKIRT conventions and address injustice, Amelia Bloomer and her unFITTING ideas will charm the PANTS off you!

Amelia Bloomer, a rebellious reformer and early women's rights activist, invented bloomers...
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
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...
AuthorDianna Hutts Aston
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently...
AuthorH. Joseph Hopkins
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...
She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!
AuthorKathryn Lasky
Feathers on ladies' hats were becoming more and more popular. Harriet Hemenway and her cousin Minna Hall believed something had to be done. Fashion was killing birds as well as women's chances to have the right to vote and be listened to. For who would listen to a woman with a dead bird on her head? And if...
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World
AuthorLaurie Lawlor
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of the pioneering environmentalist. "Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it," wrote Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist. She wrote Silent Spring,...
AuthorBarb Rosenstock
Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men...
AuthorD. Anne Love
I feel very divided in reviewing this book, and torn between giving it three and four stars.

Things I like: This kid-friendly version of the story of Hypatia, a girl born Alexandria in the fourth century CE in a time when girls are not supposed to study philosophy or mathematics or science. But,...
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights
AuthorKate Hannigan
Unafraid to take to the floor and speak her mind, lawyer, activist, and presidential candidate Belva Lockwood devoted her life to overcoming obstacles and demanding equality for women.

Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men?...
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story
AuthorJean Marzollo
This is a lovely book for penguin lovers and those interested in aquatic biology, but it’s not ideal for those who get too upset about captive animals.

Oh, I’ve rarely been so torn about a book.

I’ve seen Pierre the penguin and his 19 fellow penguins at the Academy of Sciences....
AuthorM.T. Anderson
George Frideric Handel was not your everyday eighteenth-century composer. And in a manner befitting its subject, this witty, rigorously researched, and accessible biography captures Handel's essential spirit — from a child who smuggled a clavichord into the attic to make music against his father's...
AuthorCarol Otis Hurst
Some people collect stamps. Other people collect coins. Carol Otis Hurst's father collected rocks. Nobody ever thought his obsession would amount to anything. They said, "You've got rocks in your head" and "There's no money in rocks." But year after year he kept on collecting, trading, displaying,...
AuthorTracey E. Fern
Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleonotologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most...
AuthorJeri Chase Ferris
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...
AuthorLouise Borden
When Bessie Coleman was a child, she wanted to be in school -- not in the cotton fields of Texas, helping her family earn money. She wanted to be somebody significant in the world. So Bessie did everything she could to learn under the most challenging of circumstances. At the end of every day in the fields...
AuthorJacqueline Davies
John James Audubon was a boy who loved the out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring.
AuthorKathleen Krull
An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to "make pictures fly through the air." This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years later he made his brainstorm...
AuthorVivian French
Here’s to nature’s recyclers! Kids will burrow right into this book about the industrious — and danger-filled — life of the delightfully yucky earthworm.

Who would want to be friends with a wiggly, slimy worm? You can’t even tell which end is which! But there’s more to these lowly...
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast
AuthorMeghan Mccarthy
It was an ordinary night in October of 1938 until a news bulletin interrupted the dance music on "CBS" radio-aliens were invading the United States!
Meghan McCarthy's hilarious "Aliens Are Coming!" tells the true story of the Halloween radio prank that duped much of the country into believing...
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
AuthorEmily Arnold McCully

With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father’s toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything – toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off textile looms and injuring workers. As an adult,...
Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass (A Big Words Book)
AuthorDoreen Rappaport
Frederick Douglass was born a slave. He was taken from his mother as a baby, and separated from his grandparents when he was six. He suffered hunger and abuse, but miraculously, he learned how to read. Frederick read newspapers left in the street, and secretly collected spellings from neighborhood...
Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents
AuthorMarilyn Singer
Forty-three men with forty-three passions, but with one thing in common: a presidential place in America's history.

With her gift for unforgettable rhythm and innovative rhyme, Marilyn Singer brings the presidents of the United States to life-from Washington to Obama-and contextualizes...
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