Best Children’s Science Biographies Books

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1. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts)

Author: by Jess Keating
Sourcebooks Explore
English
40 pages

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One of New York Times’ Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls! This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike!

An Amazon Best Book of the MonthNamed a Best Children’s Book of 2017 by Parents magazineEugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures.

But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scaryand they didn’t think women should be scientists. Determined to prove them wrong, Eugenie devoted her life to learning about sharks. After earning several college degrees and making countless discoveries, Eugenie wrote herself into the history of science, earning the nickname “Shark Lady.” Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to.


2. Think Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison)

Author: by Vashti Harrison
LB Kids
English
26 pages

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This board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas. Featuring eighteen women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this board book adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid.

The irresistible full-color illustrations show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.


3. Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist (Women in Science Biographies, Fossil Books for Kids, Feminist Picture Books, Dinosaur Gifts for Kids)

Author: by Linda Skeers
Sourcebooks Explore
English
40 pages

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A beautifully illustrated picture book biography of Mary Anning that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of female scientists, perfect for fans of The Girl Who Thought in PicturesMary Anning loved scouring the beach near her home in England for shells and fossils.

She fearlessly climbed over crumbling cliffs and rocky peaks, searching for new specimens. One day, something caught Mary’s eye.Bones.Dinosaur Bones. Mary’s discoveries rocked the world of science and helped create a brand-new field of study: paleontology. But many people believed women couldn’t be scientists, so Mary wasn’t given the credit she deserved.

Nevertheless, Mary kept looking and learning more, making discoveries that reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world. Educational backmatter includes a timeline of Mary Anning’s life and lots of fantastic fossil facts! The perfect choice for parents and teachers looking for:Dinosaur books for kids 5-7 and kids books about fossilsFeminist picture books about historical women, and daring books for girlsKids STEM books


4. Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America's Doctor

Author: by Kate Messner
English
48 pages
1665902434

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The definitive picture book biography of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most crucial figures in the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he was Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci was a curious boy in Brooklyn, delivering prescriptions from his father’s pharmacy on his blue Schwinn bicycle.

His father and immigrant grandfather taught Anthony to ask questions, consider all the data, and never give upand Anthony’s ability to stay curious and to communicate with people would serve him his entire life. This engaging narrative, which draws from interviews the author did with Dr. Fauci himself, follows Anthony from his Brooklyn beginnings through medical school and his challenging role working with seven US presidents to tackle some of the biggest public health challenges of the past fifty years, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extensive backmatter rounds out Dr. Fauci’s story with a timeline, recommended reading, a full spread of facts about vaccines and how they work, and Dr. Fauci’s own tips for future scientists.


5. Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Author: by Helaine Becker
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
English
40 pages

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The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures. You’ve likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home?

As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe.

From Katherine’s early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history.

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6. I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World)

Author: by Brad Meltzer
Dial Books
English
40 pages

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Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong from his childhood on a farm to a career as an engineer and pilot and how he became the first person on the moon. All of the small steps he took in lifeeven his failuresled up to his steps on the moon.


7. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Author: by Margot Lee Shetterly
HarperCollins

English
40 pages

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Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Awardnominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at mathreally good. They participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America’s first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do.

But they worked hard.They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as “colored computers,” and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.”Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers,” proclaims Brightly in their article “18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018.” “Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars.”


8. Little Scientist Board Book Set

Author: by Mudpuppy
Mudpuppy Books
English
0735355738

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Parents want their childen to grow and learn. It’s exciting to be a part of that growth and watch as your child’s mind broadens. The Little Scientist Board Book Set from Mudpuppy offers the opportunity to do just that provide your child with something fun and entertaining, while watching them grow and learn.

Features 4 books one on astronomers Carl Sagan, Carolyn Porco, Vera Rubin, and Edwin Hubble; one on physicists Isaac Newton, Lene Hau, Albert Einstein, and Katherine Johnson; one on earth & life scientists, Mary Anning, Charles Darwin, Jane Goodall, and Jacques Cousteau; and one on chemists Louis Pasteur, George Washington Carver, Rosalind Franklin, and Marie Curie.

Each page is thick and sturdy, easy for small hands to manipulate. Add these books to your child’s bedtime routine, or toss in the diaper bag for the next time your child needs some out-and-about entertainment. Walk through each page with your child and witness the power of knowledge and fun in action.


9. Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison)

Author: by Vashti Harrison
English
96 pages
0316475173

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The instant New York Times bestseller! From the author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History comes the highly anticipated follow-up, a beautifully illustrated collectible detailing the lives of women creators around the world. Featuring the true stories of 35 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World inspires as it educates.

Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

Some names are known, some are not, but all of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.

10. Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?)

Author: by Roberta Edwards
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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A life in the wild!Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall’s up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her.

Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

11. Who Was Galileo?

Author: by Patricia Brennan Demuth
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name-a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era’s great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens.

From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.

12. Who Was Albert Einstein?

Author: by Jess Brallier
Penguin Workshop
English
112 pages

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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid?

Finally, here’s the story of Albert Einstein’s life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

13. The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

Author: by Joyce Sidman
Clarion Books

English
160 pages

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Robert F.Sibert Medal winner Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be born of mud and to be beasts of the devil. Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them? One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

In this visual nonfiction biography, richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, the Newbery Honorwinning author Joyce Sidman paints her own picture of one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.

Booklist Editor’s ChoiceChicago Public Library Best of 2018Kirkus Best book of 2018 2018 Bulletin Blue Ribbon BookJunior Library Guild SelectionNew York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of 2018

14. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements: The Powers, Uses, and Histories of Every Atom in the Universe

Author: by Lisa Congdon
Chronicle Books
English
148 pages

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A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon! The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements. From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements.

A visually stunning tour of the periodic table Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more Features an illustrated history of the periodic table’s originsThis artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age.

Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid Perfect for children ages 10 and up Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators.

15. The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists, 1)

Author: by Julia Finley Mosca
English
40 pages

1943147302

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NSTA Best STEM Books for K-12 SelectionNSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books SelectionDolly Gray Children’s Literature Award RecipientA Mighty Girl Book of the Year If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low, if you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know Meet Dr. Temple Grandinone of the world’s quirkiest science heroes!

When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe!

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin is the first book in a brand new educational series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you’ll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Temple herself!

16. The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest

Author: by Heather Lang
Calkins Creek
English
48 pages

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This picture book biography tells the story of Meg Lowman, a groundbreaking female scientist called a “real life Lorax” by National Geographic, who was determined to investigate the marvelous, undiscovered world of the rainforest treetops. Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head the colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there.

Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies and to be the first scientist to do so. But she encountered challenge after challenge. Male teachers would not let her into their classrooms, the high canopy was difficult to get to, and worst of all, people were logging and clearing the forests.

Meg never gave up or gave in. She studied, invented, and persevered, not only creating a future for herself as a scientist, but making sure that the rainforests had a future as well. Working closely with Meg Lowman, author Heather Lang and artist Jana Christy beautifully capture Meg’s world in the treetops.”Meg Lowman or ‘Canopy Meg’ is a true hero, a courageous explorer, who made amazing discoveries high in the forest canopy.