Biography is one the famous book genres that has its own loyal readers. The story ranges from global political figures to unpopular social influencer or innovators. Biographies are also good reads for children. Children’s biography books are written with encompassing stories and scholarly information. The thought of giving biographies to the children as the compulsory reads will help them in looking for a role models or inspirations in pursuit of their achievements in the future. Here is the list of three recommended biographies for your children.
Three Recommended Children’s Biography Books
1. The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse
This is one of Children’s biography books that was written by Patricia MacLachlan in forty pages and published in 2014. This is a full color picture book biography with soft and retro-looked illustrations and arts by Hadley Hooper. The story highlights a boy name Henri Matisse who lived in northern France, around a monotonous city. Henri was one of the world’s most famous and influential artists. Well, the story is delivered in a spare and poetic text.
2. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
The book was written by Jennifer Fisher Bryant and Melissa Sweet. The book is about the biography of Peter Roget with perfectly curated in a curio-cabinet kaleidoscope and collage illustrations done by Melissa Sweet. This can be categorized into one of the simple and easy books for children. Through the illustrations, the author did a great masterpiece in portraying an abstract idea of an introverted child who spent most of his time devoting himself to the love making lists and categories to a very compelling story.
The story began when Peter, a word collector and scientist, started writing his own book. Instead of establishing a story or content, he wrote lists. The lists are the shows of his love for words that he changed into an organization of ideas which he could look up the exact meaning of words that he thought at that time. The lists grew over times, and in the long run, it has become the most prominent book off all time. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus has a list of principal events, the note of author, the note of illustrator, bibliography, references, and the sources in it.
3. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
This is the second book of a fine collaboration between Jen Bryant as the author and Melissa Sweet as the illustrator. The book was written in forty pages and published in 2013. The story is about Horace Pippin who had to face and deal with the obstacles in the process of teaching himself how to paint. Horace was young boy with lots of tasks and responsibilities while at the same time in love with drawing. He left school to help his family during the world war. This is inspirational tale about following what heart wants. It’s what make the readers impressed and make this book as one of the best Children’s biography books.