Juvenile Biographies: 2022 Top Borrowed Books

Updated January 3, 2023
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The glorious flight : across the Channel with Louis Bleriot, July 25, 1909
Provensen, Alice.
Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

#2

Ordinary, extraordinary Jane Austen : the story of six novels, three notebooks, a writing box, and one clever girl
Hopkinson, Deborah
A gorgeous and inspiring picture book biography of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved writers of all time, from award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6....

#3 (tie)

This is your world : the story of Bob Ross
Gholz, Sophia M.
Discover the true story of iconic American painter and TV host Bob Ross in this official picture book biography. Bob Ross continues to inspire young and old alike with his public television painting program, "The Joy of Painting," almost 30 years after the show went...

#3 (tie)

Who was Roald Dahl?
Kelley, True.
Just in time for Roahl Dahl Month! Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning...

#4 (tie)

Who was Charles Dickens?
Pollack, Pam
As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books likeOliver Twist,Great Expectations, andA Christmas Carol,...

#4 (tie)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sa?nchez Vegara, Ma Isabel

#4 (tie)

Who is Queen Elizabeth II?
Stine, Megan
How did a little girl who loved horses become the longest reigning monarch in England? Find out in this addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!  In 1936, the life of ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth of York changed forever. Although she was a...

#5 (tie)

Amanda Gorman
Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel

#5 (tie)

Mermaid Queen : the spectacular true story of Annette Kellerman, who swam her way to fame, fortune, & swimsuit history!
Corey, Shana.
As a child growing up in Australia, AnnetteKellerman was a frail ugly duckling who dreamedof becoming a graceful ballerina. With pluck andcourage, she confronted a crippling illness--andcountless naysayers--to become an internationallyknown record-setting athlete who revolutionizedthe sport of...

#5 (tie)

The girl who could fix anything : Beatrice Shilling, World War II engineer
Rockliff, Mara
This true story of a woman whose brilliance and mechanical expertise helped Britain win World War II is sure to inspire STEM readers and fans of amazing women in history. Beatrice Shilling wasn't quite like other children. She could make anything. She could fix anything. And when...

#5 (tie)

Fall down seven times, stand up eight : Patsy Takemoto Mink and the fight for Title IX
Bryant, Jen
The only picture book biography about unsung hero Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first Asian American woman elected to Congress. From a young age, Patsy Takemoto Mink learned that striving for goals came with challenges. But she also learned to never give up. As the Japanese...

#5 (tie)

I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark
Levy, Debbie
Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg--in the first picture book about her life--as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality,...

#5 (tie)

The genius under the table : growing up behind the Iron Curtain
Yelchin, Eugene
An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Honor Winner With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia. Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in...

#1


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