A fantastic new nonfiction series that I’ve discovered recently is called Little People, Big Dreams. It’s a series of picture book biographies, published by Frances Lincoln, that are ideal for introducing young children to women who have had an impact on the world. There are currently four books in the series, with more coming next year. The first four books focus on Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Coco Chanel.
The aim of the series is to introduce children to the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. The series shows children that, even though these women achieved great things, they all started life as ‘a little child with a dream.’
Each book is beautifully presented, with illustrations that are appealing to children. The text reads like a narrative and perfectly sums up each of the extraordinary lives. There is more information about each of the women at the end of the book, with suggestions of other great books and websites where children can find more information.
Little People, Big Dreams is the perfect series for empowering girls and showing them that they can do anything that they dream of.
These books are a must for a school library and I’ll certainly be bringing them to the attention of teachers.