Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury
50 Stories of Brilliant Dreamers
by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 5 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 19 Nov 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Dive deeper into the world of Little People, BIG DREAMS with this keepsake treasury featuring 50 dreamers from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling series.
Learn more about each of your favourite dreamers with new in-depth stories, facts and figures. Each story is rewritten to be appropriate for an older audience. Revisit best-loved figures from the series and some new ones, too, including Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Elton John, John Lennon, Malala Yousafzai, Mindy Kaling, and Prince.
Each of the beautifully written biographies is accompanied by a timeline, featuring extra information, important dates and real photos.
This keepsake treasury makes the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, and more.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
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Average rating from 10 members
I love this series! What a great idea to put 50 of these singular biographies into a treasury, featuring a wide range inspirational people, men and women, in different fields. Each of the entries contains a portrait, a short biography and a timeline. This will make a beautiful Christmas gift. These biographies are age appropriate; inspiring and interesting, but not overwhelming. They have bright, beautiful illustrations, striking covers, and look great on a shelf together. I love the diversity of the people featured in this series. Artists, athletes, authors, activists, actors, explorers, entertainers, musicians and scientists. Thank you NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
I received an advance copy of, Little People, Big Dreams, Treasury, by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This is a great book for kids. It has people like: Harriet Tubman, Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dolly Parton. Real people with big dreams, that failed and tried again.
I absolutely adore the Little People, Big Dreams series and this treasury, comprised of 50 biographies, is a fantastic addition to the series. Filled with glorious illustrations, these texts are a fabulous springboard for classroom discussion. I love how they cover such a broad range of famous faces, from scientists to musicians. I particularly love the layout of this treasury - biographies are presented in chronological order, with a timeline showing the major events in each person’s life, along with links to other famous faces. It is packed to the brim with inspirational stories and I love the quotes under each picture. Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC - I would recommend a copy of this book be available in every classroom. Not only does it enrich cultural capital, but it also develops historical understanding and emphasises important morals and lessons for life.
My thanks to Quarto Group - Francis Lincoln Children’s Books for a temporary digital edition via NetGalley of ‘Little People BIG DREAMS Treasury’ by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara in exchange for an honest review. I am a huge fan of the publishers’ series of mini-biographies, so was intrigued by this Treasury that compiles 50 individual profiles. All but three were written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara with the others written by Lizbeth Kaiser. The Treasury is listed for readers aged 9-12 years old and the individual profiles have been rewritten to be appropriate for this older readership. The Treasury is set out in five distinct historical periods each containing ten profiles of noted artists, designers, musicians, activists, actors, sports people, politicians, writers and the like. The layout follows a set pattern of four pages for each profile. The first page contains the revised summary for each dreamer and on its opposite page a portrait illustration accompanied by an inspirational quote. The next two pages show a personal timeline with more text and both illustrations and photographs (or portraits for the earlier profiles) at key dates. Following the profiles there is a glossary, an index, and picture credits for each profile. This was an inspiring collection that was a pleasure to read through. Along with those parents and the like seeking to encourage young readers in nonfiction, this book is bound to also be of interest to educators and librarians. Highly recommended.
I love this whole range of books, so having lots all in one place is a brilliant idea. The book had mini stories about 50 influential people and gave a page of info about them, and how they were known etc, then there was a timeline of when they were born up to when they died, with everything they did in between. Great book which has just the Perfect amount of information to keep it interesting for younger readers.
5☆ A Superb Treasury of Inspirational People throughout History. A Must Read! I am a big fan of this gorgeous series of children's books. If you haven't yet seen the books then I highly recommend you do. This time round this amazing book is a Treasury full of influential people throughout history to present day, that has helped shape the world. Whether it be Activists, Writers, Womens Rights, Scientists, Explorers, Doctors, Civil Rights Leaders, Conservationists, Actors/Singers etc... Each Person has their own short biography then a time line written with pictures and text. I absolutely loved this idea as not only are you getting to read about each person, you are also seeing how they achieved incredible things throughout the years. Spanning from 1790 - Present Day. I have learnt so much already from this book. I have discovered people I hadn't ever heard of and learnt new things about people I was already familiar with. The information is just the right length, I loved the added additions of pictures and illustrations for each person, and also the one memorable & inspirational quote from each person was a lovely touch. Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury should be featured in all schools, as I think this book has such a variety of inspirational individuals, that it's very empowering and educational, in a fun and engaging way. As I said before if you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading these wonderful collections, then I highly recommend you start with this book! It has something for everyone and is truly a beautiful book suitable for adults and children, and would make a lovely gift.
This book is so much more than what I expected. The Little People Big Dreams books are an autobuy for me, my 6yo daughter absolutely loves them. We have many as ebooks, and a number of physical books. When we head to the library they're the first books that she looks for to check if there's any new titles she's not yet read. This book seems to be aimed at a slightly older audience. This book is broken up into 5 sections 1790-1885 1885-1920 1920-1940 1940-1947 1947-2003 Each section contains 10 people who were born during that time, all of whom have their own separate books for younger children. Each person has their own 2 page spread, the first page contains a bigraphy and a hand drawn picture, with a quote from the person. The second page contains a timeline of significant events within their life. Unfortunately, this was too old for my daughter to enjoy. But I loved it! I can't wait until she's a couple of years older as I'm sure she'll treasure this. .
This is an amazing series of books and wrapping these up in a treasury is a beautiful and wonderful gift! I can’t recommend this enough I find the stories fascinating as do my children
Perfect little snapshots of amazing people. Informative for adults as well as children. Such a great read for everyone.
Thanks you to Netgally for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My daughter loves the series of Little People Big Dreams and I love reading them to her and often learn something new too. This treasurey is split into time sections and has a shortened version of the history of people born in that timeline. I would say it is written for an older audience but was still lovely. There were great pictures and lots of interesting information about the people featured. Me and my daughter enjoyed reading this together and its great to find something that captures her imagination whilst learning. Highly recommended.