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Book List: Picture Book Biographies of Scientists (with YouTube Videos!)

I’ve always been fond of biographies and a huge fan of biopics on the silver screen. So I am naturally drawn to picture book biographies, and so are my children! I compiled this list of our favorite books and a couple of videos of them being read aloud, just to put them all in one place.

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau

Written by Jennifer Berne; Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audobon

Written by Jacqueline Davies; Illsutrated by Melissa Sweet

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Written by Suzanne Slade; Illustrated by Jessica Lanan

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

Written by Jess Keating; Illustrations by Marta Alvarez Miguens

The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

by Jeannette Winter

Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas

by Cheryle Bardoe; Illustrated by Jos A. Smith

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitve Mind of Charles Henry Turner

by Janice N. Harrington; Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science

by Joyce Sidman

What Miss Mitchell Saw

by Hayley Barrett; Illustrated by Diana Sudyka

The Tree Lady:  The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

Written by H. Joseph Hopkins; Illustrated by Jill McElmurry

Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; Illustated by Mary Azarian

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