Great Picture Book Biographies

Great Picture Book Biographies

May 19th at 2PM ET

Discover These Fascinating Stories and How They Shaped Our World!

From celebrations in space, to the creation of one of the most iconic landmarks in the country (and maybe even the world!), to the scientific side of a famous founding father, these unique non-fiction picture books are sure to wow!

  • Space Torah: Astronaut Jeffery Hoffman's Cosmic Mitzvah by RACHELLE BURK. As a child, Jeff's head was always in the clouds. As an astronaut, he journeyed far beyond them. On his final mission, Jeff brought a miniature Torah into orbit for an out-of-this-world Shabbat celebration!

  • A Grand Idea: How William J. Wilgus Created Grand Central Terminal by MEGAN HOYTWhen William, an experienced engineer, wanted to create a new electric-powered train system, he knew he needed to house this special fleet somewhere exceptional. His grand idea of a solution? An underground multilevel train station that would become an iconic New York landmark! 

  • Thomas Jefferson's Battle for Science: Bias, Truth, and a Might Moose! by BETH ANDERSON. Young Thomas Jefferson dreamed of making great discoveries like the well-known scientific author, Count  Buffon. But when Buffon published an encyclopedia of the natural world, he portrayed America in incorrectly! How could Jefferson prove Buffon wrong? By using the scientific method, of course! 

Sunday, May 19th at 2PM ET via Crowdcast!

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