The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

10 best books like The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Jacqueline Davies): The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps, Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse, An Egg Is Quiet: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books), Snowflake Bentley, Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Books of Discovery for Creative Kids Contruction Fort Books), Hello Lighthouse, Mummies Made in Egypt, Eleanor, Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, Just Because

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
AuthorJeanette Winter
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...
AuthorTamera Will Wissinger
Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse –this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement – and difficulty --...
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...
Snowflake Bentley
AuthorJacqueline Briggs Martin
"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." — Wilson Bentley (1865–1931)

From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera...
AuthorJennifer Berne
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...
Hello Lighthouse
AuthorSophie Blackall
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...
Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki Brandenberg describes and illustrates the techniques and reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians believed that when someone died they would live in their tombs on earth but travel to live with gods and goddesses in another world.

AuthorBarbara Cooney
Though she came from a wealthy and privileged family, Eleanor Roosevelt grew up in a cheerless household that left her lonely and shy. Years passed before Eleanor began to discover in herself the qualities of intelligence, compassion, and strength that made her a remarkable woman. In Eleanor, two-time...
AuthorLesa Cline-Ransome
The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time.

This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the...
Just Because
AuthorMac Barnett
This book is full of imagination! When my youngest daughter and I started reading it, I wasn't sure about it because as the child in the story asks questions, her father gives her absurd answers in return. But then we were laughing...and then we were talking...and then we were reading it all over again....
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