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A Mighty Girl's 2019 Books of the Year

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  1. I Am Unstoppable: A Little Book About Amelia Earhart

    Author: Brad Meltzer

    "I am Amelia Earhart. Would you like to come fly?" Brad Meltzer adapts his best-selling picture book biography I Am Amelia Earhart into a board book that's perfect to introduce toddlers and preschoolers to the groundbreaking aviator! Simple rhyming text and short sidebars are perfectly crafted for younger readers, while colorful child-friendly art invites kids to follow Amelia through her adventures in the sky. It's a delightful addition to the Ordinary People Change the World biography series. For another board book adaptation from this series, check out I Am Caring: A Little Book about Jane Goodall.

    Ages: 1 - 4
  2. Dream Big

    Author/Illustrator: Joyce Wan

    This inspiring oversized board book reminds toddlers that they can do great things — if they dream big! With cheerful, child-friendly illustrations and simple text, Joyce Wan pays tribute to inspiring women like Rosa Parks, Jane Goodall, Zaha Hadid, Junko Tabei, and many more. The final inspiring person? "You. Can’t wait to see where your dreams take you!" Affirming and empowering, this book is a delight to read to little ones and will be a treasured message of encouragement for years to come.

    Ages: 0 - 3
  3. Jane: My First Jane Goodall (Little People, Big Dreams)

    Jane Goodall's love of animals began with a gift from her father: a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee. She would go on to live with chimpanzees in their natural habitat, where she would become famous for her pioneering approach to research and for the remarkable discoveries she made that changed the way people understood their place in the world. Today, she is an advocate for animal rights and conservation. This board book adaptation of the picture book biography Jane Goodall (Little People, Big Dreams) is sure to inspire little animal lovers! For more board book biographies of inspiring women, including Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen, Harriet Tubman, Ada Lovelace, and Rosa Parks, visit our My First - Little People, BIG DREAMS Collection.

    Ages: 1 - 3
  4. Think Big, Little One

    Author/Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

    These eighteen women will encourage young readers to think big! Bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison adapts her picture book Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World into a board book suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. The creators in this book, from artists to inventors to scientists, include people like American modernist painter Mary Blair, Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and Chinese astronomer Wang Zhenyi. With Harrison's accessible and appealing illustrations, they're sure to inspire kids to imagine their own bold futures. For another inspiring board book by Harrison, check out Dream Big, Little One.

    Ages: 2 - 5
  5. I Look Up To... Misty Copeland

    Author: Anna Membrino
    Illustrator: Fatti Burke

    Introduce kids to a groundbreaking ballerina — and the qualities that make her such a great role model — in this book from the I Look Up To... board book series! This detailed board book explores Misty Copeland's story through her important traits. Each page spread includes vibrant artwork and a quote from Copeland herself that will inspire kids to follow in her footsteps. It's an empowering book to add to any preschooler's bookshelf!

    Ages: 2 - 4
  6. Baby Astronaut

    Illustrator: Daniel Wiseman

    This pigtailed Baby Astronaut is ready for liftoff! She and her crew put on space suits and helmets before they blast off. Once she's in orbit, she'll explain why astronauts float (and even how they sleep.) Then, she'll conduct experiments: Can ants live in space? Yes! Can plants grow in space? Yes! This adorable board book from the Baby Scientist series, which also includes the book Baby Botanist, is perfect for curious babies and toddlers.

    Ages: 1 to 3
  7. Look, There's A Helicopter

    Author: Nosy Crow
    Illustrator: Esther Aarts

    In this simple but exciting board book, this daring helicopter pilot flies to the rescue when people are in need! She's admiring the hot air balloons when she realizes that a family is in trouble: a boat is sinking. She'll steer her helicopter and deploy her rescue gear to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound. As you flip pages, kids can peek through die-cut holes on every page and try to guess what happens next — and dream of flying to the rescue themselves one day!

    Ages: 0 - 3
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