Looking at Lincoln

Readers Advisory

More books about Abraham Lincoln (Subject matter appeal):

Denenberg, Barry.  Lincoln shot!:  a president’s life remembered.  Conceived as a one-year anniversary newspaper edition of Lincoln’s assassination, this brilliant, beautiful, and bold biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln mimics 19th-century newsprint, combining pen and ink drawings with archival photography, and period typography with articles surveying Lincoln’s life.  (WorldCat.org)

Fleming, Candace.  Lincolns: a scrapbook look at Abraham and Mary.  Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.  (WorldCat.org)

Freedman, Russell.  Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass:  the story behind an American friendship.  A clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. (WorldCat.org)

Rappaport, Doreen.  Abe’s honest words:  the life of Abraham Lincoln.  An introduction to the life and career of America’s 16th president.  (WorldCat.org)

Smith, Lane.  Abe Lincoln’s dream.  When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself.  (WorldCat.org)

Turner, Ann.  Abe Lincoln remembers.  A simple description of the life of Abraham Lincoln, presented from his point of view.  (WorldCat.org)

Wells, Rosemary.  Lincoln and his boys.  Brothers Willie and Taddie share stories about their father, Abraham Lincoln, from 1859 to 1865.  (WorldCat.org)

Winters, Kay.  Abe Lincoln:  the boy who loved books.  The story of how a boy who loved to read changed the world forever.  (WorldCat.org)

Reading Rockets suggested readings on Celebrating Abraham Lincoln:
http://www.readingrockets.org/articles/books/c753/

Other Picture Biographies You May Enjoy (Style appeal):

Cline-Ransome, Lesa.  Words set me free:  the story of young Frederick Douglass.  The inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass’s path to freedom through reading. (WorldCat.org)

Corey, Shana.  Here come the Girl Scouts:  the amazing all-true story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and her great adventure.  Juliette Gordon Low – Daisy to her friends and family – was not like most girls of the Victorian era.  Prim and proper?  Bosh!  Dainty and delicate?  How boring!  She loved the outdoors, and she yearned for adventure!  Born into a family of pathfinders and pioneers, she too wanted to make a difference in the world – and nothing would stop her.  Combining her ancestors’ passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts.  One hundred years later, they continue to have adventures, do good deeds, and make a difference!  (Scholastic.com)

De La Pena, Matt.  Nation’s hope: the story of boxing legend Joe Louis.  On the eve of World War II, African American boxer Joe Louis fought German Max Schmeling in a bout that had more at stake than just the world heavyweight title; for much of America their fight came to represent the country’s war with Germany.  This elegant and powerful picture book centers around the historic fight in which Black and White America were able to put aside prejudice and came together to celebrate our nation’s ideals.   – from Book Jacket (WorldCat.org)

Hopkinson, Deborah.  Boy called Dickens.  Narrates the tale of twelve-year-old Charles Dickens who, despite poverty and long hours of factory work, still has time to discover and share the stories of other residents of 1824 London.  Includes author’s note about Dickens’ life and some of the books he wrote.  (WorldCat.org)

McNamara, Margaret.  George Washington’s birthday:  a mostly true tale.  On George Washington’s seventh birthday, he does chores, misbehaves, and dreams of a day when his birthday will be celebrated by all.  (WorldCat.org)

Rosenstock, Barb.  Camping trip that changed America:  Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks.  Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.  (WorldCat.org)

Sweet, Melissa.  Balloons over Broadway:  the true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s parade.  Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America – the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  (WorldCat.org)

Vernick, Audrey.  Brothers at bat:  the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team.  Documents the story of the Baseball Hall of Fame honorees, tracing how the Acerra family of New Jersey formed their own semi-pro baseball team in the 1930s and became the longest-running all-brother team in history.  (WorldCat.org)

Winter, Jeanette.  Watcher:  Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps.  This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.  (WorldCat.org)

Other books by Maira Kalman:

Kalman, Maira.  Fireboat:  the heroic adventures of John J. Harvey.  A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001.  (WorldCat.org)

Kalman, Maira.  Next stop Grand Central.  A whimsical introduction to the thousands of activities going on everyday in Grand Central, a train station in New York City. (WorldCat.org)

Kalman, Maira.  Smartypants:  Pete in school.  When Pete the dog, who has an insatiable appetite, arrives at school, he and his owner are sent to the principal’s office, where he devours a set of encyclopedias and is suddenly able to speak and answer any question.  (WorldCat.org)

Kalman, Maira.  What Pete ate from A-Z.  In this alphabet book, a child relates some of the unusual things eaten by Pete the dog, including an accordion, a lucky quarter, and Uncle Norman’s underpants.  (WorldCat.org)

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