Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci

Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci

Joseph D’Agnese, text

John O’Brien, illustrations

Henry Holt and Company, 2010

40 pp.

Age: 7+

Interests: math, history, science, biography, Middle Ages, Italy

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So You Want to Be President?

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2001

So You Want to Be President?

Judith St. George, text

David Small, illustrations

Philomel Books, 2000

52 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: American history, politics, biography

Next: another presidential biography – Abraham Lincoln

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2004

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

by Mordicai Gerstein

Roaring Brook Press, 2003

34 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: history, biography, street performers, New York, circus

Next: another book about tightrope walking – Mirette on the High Wire; another true story of daring – The Glorious Flight

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The Glorious Flight

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1984

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot

by Alice and Martin Provensen

The Viking Press, 1983

38 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: history, biography, inventors, airplanes, France

Next: science/invention biography – Snowflake Bentley; more about France in this era – The Invention of Hugo Cabret; artistic style – look up works by Henri Rousseau

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Snowflake Bentley

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1999

Snowflake Bentley

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Illustrations by Mary Azarian

New York: Scholastic, 1998

30 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: snowflakes, snow, biography, science, scientists, photography, nature

Also about W. A. Bentley: My Brother Loved Snowflakes by Mary Bahr

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Abraham Lincoln

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1940

Abraham Lincoln

Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

New York: Doubleday, 1939

56pp

ages 5+

Interests: American history, politics, pioneer life
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