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[BHE 133] Picturebook Biographies are LOVE


Myra here.

It’s Sunday once again. Time for us to share the books that have found us over the past weeks or so. I am still sharing my library loot which I got from Singapore a few weeks back in keeping with our reading theme on Paranormal Fantasies.

Many thanks, dear Iphigene, for this lovely widget. Truly beautiful.
Many thanks, dear Iphigene, for this lovely widget. Truly beautiful.

I am also sharing a few picturebook biographies from Asia which I used for my presentation at the National Association of Gifted Children in Baltimore a few days back. My family and I are now on our way to New York for a few days before heading to Washington DC for the NCTE Conference. Can’t wait!

Picturebook Library Loot


Migrant by Maxine Trottier and pictures by Isabelle Arsenault, Uni the Unicorn: A Story About Believing by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager.


The Farmer and The Clown by Marla Frazee, The Story of Fish & Snail by Deborah Freedman.

Picturebook Biographies borrowed from the Public Library in Singapore


These picturebook biographies are only a few of the titles that I would be sharing in keeping with our current reading theme on word weavers and fantasy.

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and what the neighbors thought) by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt, Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier.


Mother Teresa by Demi, The Secret World of Hildegard by Jonah Winter.


Bluffton by Matt Phelan.

Picturebook Biographies from Singapore and the Philippines


A Boy Named Harry: The Childhood Of Lee Kuan Yew by Patrick Yee.


Guardians of Tradition by Mae Astrid Tobias, illustrations by Rommel E. Joson and Photos by Renator S. Rastrollo; What Kids Whould Know About Andres And The Katipunan by Weng D. Cahiles and illustrations by Isa N. Natividad; Dalawang Bayani Ng Bansa by Rene O. Villanueva and illustrations by Joel Jason O. Chua; Ngumiti Si Andoy by Xi Zuq and illustrations by Dominic Agsaway.


I am also grateful that these books have been sent to me for my conference presentation: Lub-Dub, Lub-Dub by Russell Molina and illustrated by Jomike Tejido; The Public’s Servant by Didith Tan Rodrigo and illustrated by KC Salvador; Made Perfect in Weakness by Didith T. Rodrigo and illustrated by Patricia Lascano; A Passion for Science by Didith T. Rodrigo and illustrated by Gutch Gutierrez; and A Beginner’s ook to Activities of Daily Living with text and illustrations by Martin Dimalanta.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your hands recently?

1 comment on “[BHE 133] Picturebook Biographies are LOVE

  1. Many books new to me here, & some I know, like Fish & Snail. I still need to read Bluffton! I recently bought a few books, Myra, & the one I’m most excited about is the middle grade version of Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I’ll loan it out to a few teachers. Thanks for all these titles!


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