Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

10 best books like Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin (Gene Barretta): The Day You Begin, The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, Kitten's First Full Moon, Redwoods, Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Books of Discovery for Creative Kids Contruction Fort Books), City Dog, Country Frog, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, Viva Frida, Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, John, Paul, George & Ben

The Day You Begin
AuthorJacqueline Woodson
ISBN0399246533
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

There will be times when you walk into a room
and...
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...
Kitten's First Full Moon
AuthorKevin Henkes
ISBN0060588284
The nationally bestselling picture book about a kitten, the moon, and a bowl of milk, written by the celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, was awarded a Caldecott Medal.

From one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today comes a memorable...
AuthorJason Chin
ISBN1596434309
An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests

A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb...
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...
City Dog, Country Frog
AuthorMo Willems
ISBN1423103009

In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the...
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...
Viva Frida
AuthorYuyi Morales
ISBN1596436034
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.

Distinguished...
AuthorDoreen Rappaport
ISBN1423104080
From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself...
AuthorLane Smith
ISBN0786848936

Once there were four lads...
John [Hancock],
Paul [Revere],
George [Washington],
and Ben [Franklin].

Oh yes, there was also Tom [Jefferson], but he was annoyingly independent and hardly ever around.
These lads were always getting into trouble for one reason...
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...
AuthorChris Van Dusen
ISBN0763665452
A little girl and her colossal friend teach a monster-size lesson about prejudging others in a charming new offering from Chris Van Dusen.

Hattie McFadden is a born explorer. Every morning she grabs her life jacket and paddles out in her canoe to discover something new on the lake, singing a...
AuthorSelina Alko
ISBN0545478537
For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.

This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard...
Say Something
AuthorPeter H. Reynolds
ISBN0545865034
The world needs your voice.
If you have a brilliant idea...say something!
If you see an injustice...say something!

In this empowering new picture book, beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day,...
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