Biographies of famous people are often huge, all-encompassing tomes of scholarly information. But a recent crop of books aims to introduce the youngest readers to key historical figures while explaining, in simple terms, some of their most stunning achievements. The following are some of the most fascinating we’ve come across.
Sherri Duskey Rinker is the mom of two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She is the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Steam Train, Dream Train (Chronicle Books, 2013). While preparing to move house, Sherri graciously took time out from packing to share five of her family’s favorite past-time books.