Board Book Bonanza: Women’s History Month

“Board Book Bonanza” highlights the wealth of excellent board books being published for babies and young preschoolers for parents and caregivers to share with their little-ones. It's never too early to have fun and learn about science, art, history, and so much more!

Recently, authors and illustrators have created a variety of collective biographies and biographies for babies with age-appropriate content. Here are some notable board book biographies of women to celebrate Women’s History Month:

Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
“Harrison offers an uplifting celebration of black leaders from the past and present. The subjects include scientists, artists and authors, performers, media figures, politicians, and athletes.”—Publisher’s Weekly

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub
“Ten wide-eyed women trailblazers, from Ada Lovelace to Maria Tallchief, are presented in brightly colored spreads…An empowering collective biography for board book bins and shelves.”—School Library Journal

My First Maya Angelou by Lisbeth Kaiser
“’There's nothing I can't be,’ young Maya thinks, and then shows, in this profile for newly independent readers….The inspirational message is conveyed through a fine skein of biographical details…Stirring encouragement for all ‘little people‘ with ’big dreams.’”—Kirkus

I Look Up To…Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Anna Membrino & Fatti Burke
I Look Up To…Malala Yousafzai by Anna Membrino & Fatti Burke
I Look Up To…Michelle Obama by Anna Membrino & Fatti Burke
“Burke's vivid, playful illustrations use bold colors against patterned backgrounds… Will be welcomed by caregivers looking for heroines to inspire young children.”—Kirkus

Sonia Sotomayor by Alison Oliver
“Taking the life of Sotomayor as a springboard, Oliver invites children to “Be a good listener…an explorer…courageous…helpful…vocal…a mentor…just…a good sport…an inspiration…you!” (The last appears over a mirror set into the page.) Bold and colorful illustrations accompany each motivational call.”—Kirkus

My First Marie Curie by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
“The Little People, Big Dreams series offers up nicely illustrated biographies for the younger crowd that highlight the historical merits of high-achieving women, and its newest addition covers the life and work of Marie Curie.”—Booklist

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