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Introduce young readers to some of the world's most interesting and important people in this bold and lively first biography book. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring profiles of each person, along with fascinating facts about about their accomplishments and contributions. This book inspires kids about a world of possibilities and taps into their natural curiosity about fascinating role models from education advocate Malala Yousafzai to astronaut Neil Armstrong.
About the Author
Jill Esbaum is the award-winning author of several books for young readers. Some of her titles for National Geographic include Little Kids First Big Book of How, Cherry Blossoms Say Spring, and the Angry Birds Playground titles Dinosaurs, Rain Forest, and Animals. She is a frequent school visitor and conference speaker. Esbaum teaches writing for children at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Whispering Woods Picture Book Workshop/Retreat. She lives on a farm near Davenport, Iowa.
"A lot of effort went into National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who to make it beautiful, to make it relevant, and to make it something a child would want to read (or be read to) multiple times. Every entry is more than a biography; for example, King Tut is used to introduce Howard Carter, the archeologist who discovered Tut’s sarcophagus. The reader is presented with not only with Carter’s biography but also with a map and ancient Egyptian history." -- New York Journal Of Books
"This book was written and designed with a young audience in mind. Accessible writing, beautiful illustrations, and a navigable organization make this title a first choice when seeking out information about famous people, past and present." -- Asheville Citizen-Times
"This colorful, oversize book features concise but engaging bios of some of the world’s most well-known artists, inventors, scientists, explorers, and human-rights leaders." -- The HornBook