Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

10 best books like Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille (Jen Bryant): Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, The Water Princess, Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras, A Poem for Peter, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor, Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E. B. White, Silent Days, Silent Dreams, Coyote Moon

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
AuthorLaurie Ann Thompson
Genre: Biography, picture book
Recommended Grade Levels: K-3
Themes: Perseverance, empowerment, disabilities
This is a true story about a boy named Emmanuel, who was born in a small village in Ghana, West Africa. Emmanuel was born with one healthy leg and one leg that...
The Water Princess
AuthorSusan Verde
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,...
AuthorDuncan Tonatiuh
A picture book biography of José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is...
AuthorAndrea Davis Pinkney
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...
AuthorLaurie Wallmark
“If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.” The picture book biography of Grace Hopper—the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science.

Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor,...
AuthorRobert Burleigh
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....
AuthorChris Barton
A cool idea with a big splash.

You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the...
AuthorBarbara Herkert
A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten,...
AuthorAllen Say
James Castle was born two months premature on September 25, 1899, on a farm in Garden Valley, Idaho. He was deaf, mute, autistic, and probably dyslexic. He didn't walk until he was four; he would never learn to speak, write, read, or use sign language.

Yet, today Castle's artwork hangs in major...
AuthorMaria Gianferrari
A howl in the night.

A watchful eye in the darkness.

A flutter of movement among the trees.


In the dark of the night, a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town, where she encounters a mouse, a rabbit, a flock...
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
AuthorKatheryn Russell-Brown
Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument....
The Pirate of Kindergarten
AuthorGeorge Ella Lyon
Doubles are good for lots of things—double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only half of what she sees...
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