More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies

Costanza, Stephen. King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. King of Ragtime profiles the legendary ragtime musician in a way that inspires the youngest readers. Hinrichs, Alexanra. The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor. Kerbel, Deborah. Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin. In … Continue reading More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies

Happy Bat Week

Bat Week 2021 is October 24-31. Find these new books about bats at Rockwall County Library. Klatte, Kathleen. Bats at Night. Milner, Charlotte. The Bat Book. Munro, Roxie. Anteaters, Bats, and Boas. Santos, Tracie. Bats and Other Animals.

All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.

Written for young readers, Alexander's All in a Drop details the many accomplishments of Van Leeuwenhoek in an immensely enjoyable way. Without the benefit of any scientific training, Van Leeuwenhoek improved upon Robert Hooke's invention--the microscope. Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe living bacteria and protozoa. While Hooke and other scientists suspected a hoax, … Continue reading All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander.