Picture Books By Topic: men

A Morning with Grandpa

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By: Sylvia Lui
Illustrated by: Christina Forshay
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Description: Mei Mei’s grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong the yoga she learned in school. Will Gong Gong be able to master the stretchy, bendy poses? Celebrates the joy of learning new things together. (from publisher)
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

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By: Deborah Heligman
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
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Description: As a boy famed mathematician Paul Erdos “spent his days counting and thinking about numbers. He couldn’t tie his own shoes or butter his own toast” and that changed little as he grew up. However, this math genius generously shared his brain, helping other mathematicians with math problems and research.
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Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack

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By: Alan Page, Kamie Page
Illustrated by: David Geister
Description: "Here is the gentle story of a granddaughter discovering one of the great joys of her grandfather's youth, spring in the north woods when the maple trees are bursting with sap. Together, grandfather and granddaughter make their way out into the chilly pre-dawn woods to find and tap maple trees, hang buckets, and collect sap. And then patiently (or not!), they wait for the sap to boil into syrup back at the sugar shack. They wait. And they wait. Until ... at last! The first sweet taste of amber sticky goodness is ready."--Jacket.
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Gus & Me

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By: Keith Richards
Illustrated by: Theodora Richards
Description: True tale by Rolling Stones musician Keith Richards about his relationship with his grandfather and introduction to music.
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Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs

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By: Linda Vander Heyden
Illustrated by: Eileen Ryan Ewen
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Description: Mr. McGinty and his dog Sophie love checking in on the monarch caterpillars and butterflies on their walks. But one day Mr. McGinty they find all the milkweed in town has been mowed down! And monarch caterpillars can’t survive without milkweed. Can Mr. McGinty come up with a plan to save the monarchs?
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Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes

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By: Jeanette Winter
Illustrated by: Jeanette Winter
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Description: Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes--wonderlands covered in glass. And who did he most like to share them with? Children, of course. (from World Cat)
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On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

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By: Jennifer Berne
Illustrated by: Vladimir Radunsky
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Description: Non-fiction picture book bio of Albert Einstein.
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Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People

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By: Monica Brown
Illustrated by: Julie Paschkis
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Description: Pablo wrote poems about the things he loved—things made by his friends in the café’, things found at the marketplace, and things he saw in nature. He wrote about the people of Chile and their stories of struggle. Because above all things…Pablo Neruda loved people. (adapted from publisher description)
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Small Wonders: Jean Henre Fabre & his World of Insects

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By: Matthew Clark Smith
Illustrated by: Guiliano Ferri
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Description: In spite of ridicule over his long life during the 1800’s, Jean-Henri Fabre persisted for decades carefully observing insects’ behavior in their habitats. As he neared his ninetieth year he was still working, and to the astonishment of villagers, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic writing about the lives of insects.
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

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By: Maira Kalman
Illustrated by: Maira Kalman
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Description: Non-fiction picture book bio of Thomas Jefferson--his late life curiosity, energy and long, productive life stand out. Also his healthy habits way ahead of the times.
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