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About Bonnie Bader
Bonnie Bader has written over 50 books for young people including 6 books in the popular Who Was? series and several licensed tie-ins. Some of her titles include: Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?, Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?, My Little Golden Book of Sharks, and Fly, Butterfly. She was the Associate Publisher at Penguin Young Readers for 14 years, where she edited many best-selling series and created the Penguin Young Readers leveled-reading program. Currently, Bonnie serves on the Board of Advisors for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and acts as the Publishing Advisor for the Society. In addition, Bonnie teaches classes to published and pre-published authors and illustrators. Bonnie holds a Master of Science in Education, and loves visiting classrooms to share her love of reading and writing.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death—from an assassin's bullet—in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
Private and bookish, Jackie Kennedy found herself thrust into the world spotlight as the young and glamorous wife of the President John F. Kennedy. As First Lady she restored the once neglected rooms of the White House to their former glory, and through her charm and elegance became a style icon whose influence is still felt even today. Kids will be fascinated to read about a First Family whose youth, intelligence, and good looks captivated America in the early 1960s.
Some creep and crawl, some fly and flutter--they're bugs! And kids are fascinated by them. This simple yet informative Little Golden Book introduces a variety of bugs to preschoolers. They'll love the colorful illustrations and the cool facts about ants, spiders, butterflies, beetles, stick bugs, honey bees, praying mantises, and many more. This is a book that young bug enthusiasts will want to look at again and again!
Bright pictures and a simple story capture the essence of one of our most popular presidents. Little ones will enjoy key anecdotes about Lincoln, beginning with young Abe's love of reading. Fun facts at the end—such as Lincoln’s declaration of the final Thursday in November as Thanksgiving day—round out this nonfiction book full of Little Golden Book charm.
And look for: My Little Golden Book About George Washington.
This Level 1 reader is simple, fun, and rich with picture clues.
This fact-and-photo-filled book features one of the cutest and most unique animals out there--the sloth! Did you know that sloths sleep up to twenty hours a day? Did you know they descend from their trees once a week to go to the bathroom? In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all about this sleepy, slow-moving mammal.
This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the littlest readers. They'll learn how his childhood in segregated Atlanta—and in his father's church—shaped the future civil rights leader. And they'll gain a clear understanding of the way he became an eloquent, powerful voice for African Americans.
Read all the Little Golden Book biographies:
- My Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris
- My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo
- My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson
- My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr.
- My Little Golden Book About George Washington
- My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln
- My Little Golden Book About Balto
- My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed
They're slimy, they're small, and they're slow. Some call them pests, and some call them a delicacy. What are they? Snails! Kids will learn all about these crawly creatures in this fact-and-photo-filled nonfiction reader.
Did you know that every year hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies migrate 2,500 miles to Mexico for the winter? It takes four generations of butterflies to make the trip, and only the fourth generation lives longer than three weeks. Follow a beautiful butterfly as she makes her journey down to Mexico!
Fly, Butterfly covers the concepts Animals and Seasons.