King Charles

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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 23 Mar 2023

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*As featured in The New York Times*

From the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of King Charles.
Little Charles always knew that, one day, he would have a big job to do. As the son of Queen Elizabeth II, he was a prince, and in the future, he was to inherit the throne of the United Kingdom.

As a young man, he developed a passion for one cause: the environment. Charles recognized that plastics and pollutants were causing harm to Earth, and as the Prince of Wales, he spent all his efforts championing climate justice and sustainability.

As a member of the Royal Family, Charles used his power to build important organizations such as The Prince’s Trust, a charity that works to improve the lives of young people across the UK.

And in 2022, when he became King, he pledged that he would spend the rest of his life serving his people with loyalty, respect, and love.
This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the royal’s life, from little prince to grown-up king.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling biography series for kids that explores 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 of books 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 hardcover and paperback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. With rewritten text for older children, the treasuries each bring together a multitude of dreamers in a single volume. You can also collect a selection of the books by theme in boxed gift sets. Activity books and a journal 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!

*As featured in The New York Times*

From the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of King Charles.
Little Charles always knew...

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What a lovely book, carefully written, with beautiful illustrations. I know this series has been designed for children, but as a teacher, I absolutely adore reading them myself. They are informative, inspiring and fun too!

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What an absolute gem of a book! Beautifully illustrated with direct but very sensitive text. It sums up the long life of our new King perfectly, with a wonderful reference to his love for Wales, and I do hope every school age child has the opportunity to read it.

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A beautiful little series for young minds that explores different public and historical figures that can teach children. We had one on the Queen we absolutely loved do it will be quite nice to add to the collection as well if not a bit surreal.

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Another great title in the Little People, Big Dreams series! My kids loved learning about King Charles and the different causes he has championed through his long-standing royal career. I highly recommend this series for any young biography lovers!

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books and NetGalley for gifting my family with an ARC to review. We enjoyed it!

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My wife and I finally made our trip across the pond last year and learned a bit more about British royalty. Last year, the Queen passed and King Charles is now King. If you want to know a bit more about the man, this children's book will help. This entire series of books for young people is a delightful series and is a quick and fun introduction to today's historical personalities. We all wish the King our best, and this book gave me some additional introduction to King Charles.

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So sweet! I love this series for kids and now it’s surreal to see King Charles! I loved the one for the Queen. Such a sweet series for kids!

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A lovely addition to this already successfull series !

From the design to the drawings to the narration, everything is set for the little ones to understand who the new King of the United Kingdom is.

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Thank you, NetGalley for this advance copy of King Charles in exchange for my honest review.

I really wish the Little People, BIG DREAMS series was around when I was little!
I thought Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara did a wonderful job with this book.
It's factual but sensitive at the same time. The illustrations are absolutely perfect.

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Such a great read. I am a Diana fan through and through but this book definitely made me understand King Charles more. He is an interesting subject and my kids and I really enjoyed reading about him in an interesting way that kept all of us entertained.

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This is such a great little book; all about King Charles’ as is, and Prince Charles as was.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this little gem of a book. Will it be updated when he has his coronation

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Fun, cute little book for younger children to learn about the King. Loved the illustrations throughout and I'm sure any child would to. Love this clever little series, even I've found myself being educated.

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Finally a book in this range that I thought I actually knew a lot about the person!
But I can honestly say I still learnt a few bits.
My daughter has obviously lived through the death of the queen so she was particularly interested in this book!
Especially because she wrote King Charles a letter and she got a reply, so she is very interested in learning more about him.

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I loved the Queen version that I have, and my class really enjoyed it last year when we celebrated the Jubilee. This will be a great addition to my classroom and cannot wait to share it with my kiddies during the coronation celebrations in May!

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We have other books in the series Little People, Big Dreams (Ghandi & Stephen Hawking) and enjoyed them. So when I saw this edition on NetGalley I had to snag it.

I read this with my daughter and she loved it. She enjoyed all the pages and it kept her attention until the end.

I don’t know much about the royal family but it was fun to learn a few facts about the new King.

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With thanks to the author, publishers Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

This is another worthy instalment in the excellent Little People Big Dreams series, which is always a favourite with my family.

The subject this time is King Charles, and the book tells of how he was thrust into the limelight at just 3 years old when his mother became Queen. It describes how after struggling with loneliness at boarding school, he then excelled at college, where he also got to explore his artistic side. While in college, he also developed a love for the outdoors and a deep appreciation of nature, and vowed to use his position to help protect these resources. The book also references the many good causes that he supports, and the charity work he has done down through the years prove the lives of young people, work that he intends to continue now that he has become King.

The mini-biography of Charles (complete with a timeline) at the end of the book is a great resource for young readers to cement the facts learned in the book, and offers advice on how to learn more about the new monarch.

It’s 5 stars from me, and I look forward to seeing what subjects are chosen for future instalments in the series.

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King Charles was a great book introducing young readers to the King of England. It is non-biased and the illustrations are beautiful. The timeline in the back is helpful and there are photographs as well. Overall, I think this is a great biography for readers of all ages.

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Just in time for the coronation, here is a children’s biography of Charles. Kids will learn about the ways in which he is both like and different from them. Interestingly, Charles has had to live with a more clearly defined role than many others who are profiled in the series.

The author gently mentions things that have been difficult for Charles. When he was a child, his parents were often away. He went to a boarding school where he felt quite alone. Also noted is that Charles and Diana had little in common. However, Sanchez Vegara also acknowledges when things got better.

While some of Charles life was laid out for him, kids also learn about things that became important to him on his own. For example, he has had a long standing interest in and commitment to the natural world. Charles’s interest in caring for the planet long preceded current concerns. Charitable contributions are also acknowledged as is his desire to be a good king.

The illustrator does a wonderful job of capturing the look of Charles. He adds greatly to the book’s appeal.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group. All opinions are my own.

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I absolutely love this series little people, big dreams. I am always excited to see Maria's latest offerings.

What a great introduction to King Charles for everyone of any age, not just kids.

I loved the illustrations and all the little nuggets of information.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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This is another great book in the Little People, Big Dreams series!
The author did a great job telling about the life of King Charles. It’s weird to call him
King because he was Prince Charles my entire life. I never knew that he was so involved in the environment. The author also handled his marriages to Diana and Camilla in a sensitive way without sugarcoating it.
As a mom and a teacher, I recommend this book! Many thanks to the author and NetGalley for a complimentary copy of the book. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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An absolutely beautiful tale of a man who has been through a lot. I absolutely adored the illustrations, how bright and colorful. The uniqueness of them was also very eye catching, as though they were hand drawn.

The story left out the minor details and ensured all information contained was accurate and told in an appropriate manner for children. The real-life timeline at the end was a spectacular addition as well.

Thank you for the opportunity to read!

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King Charles is part of the "Little People, Big Dreams" series that my boys and I love. This one follows King Charles from his birth to his current reign as King of England. The end of the book includes a timeline with real life photographs.

This book is educational and entertaining and would be perfect for early readers in the classroom. We really enjoyed the illustrations too.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books for allowing me to be an early reader. All opinions are my own.

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Fun book on the backstory of King Charles. Very simplified. Great illustrations. Fantastic way to introduce the royal family into any home.

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As a huge fan of this series I was delighted to be approved to read this book.

All Little People, Big Dreams books tell the life story of someone influential but in child friendly language. This one tells the story of possibly one of the most famous men in the whole world, the new King Charles.

This will be an excellent resource to use both at home and in school with the upcoming Coronation.

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I really appreciate the direct language and highlights of King Charles' life - providing a really good picture of the new King for young kids to start from. The illustrations are fantastic. Even though these are geared for young kids, I really enjoyed this glimpse into the current monarch's areas of interest and the causes that he has championed. Another good installment in this series of books - I really enjoy the continued additions focusing on current people in our global society.

Thank you NetGalley for letting me read and review this book.

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Lovely book looking at the history of King Charles that is simple for kids. The illustrations are fantastic and I really enjoyed taking my time to look at them

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first of all, WOW that was relatively quick for an illustrated book, since its only approximately 5 month when Prince Charles became King Charles

this was my first Little People, BIG DREAMS book I've ever read and I really love the illustrations. the narrative was simple yet effective, perfect for introducing King Charles to little kids. There's also historical timeline at the end of the book to support the story. Looking forward to read another book from this series!

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An incredibly charming book about the new king, Charles. Matt Hunt's illustrations are quite lively and captures Charles and the royal family very well. It is also very age appropriate and tells about the King's accomplishments rather than dwelling on tabloid headlines. An excellent way to introduce children to the British monarchy.

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It is not a secret anymore that I am a fan of this series .King Charles has been an iconic person for our generations. The ultimate standard of success. This book shows his life him as a person other than being the crown Prince. I have always felt that Princess D's persona had overshadowed him .But good thing this book gives him his due credits .

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From the pealing bells of Westminster Abbey announcing his birth to the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles' has had a full life preparing to become king. And now he has, at age 73.

This sweet little book introduces young readers to "the man who would be king," providing glimpses into Charles' life, both past and present. Did you know Charles was the first royal to earn a degree? Or that he performed inp lays and concerts as a young man? About his concern for the environment and love of nature, especially the Welsh countryside? It's all here in this charming little book.

Beautiful color illustrations accompany the text. Sentences are brief and easy to digest so as to not to over-tax young attention spans. Informative and engaging, "King Charles" offers a glimpse into Charles' life that will resonate with young readers. It would make an excellent addition to any young person's nonfiction library.

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Such a beautiful book about the new king and his life! The book is very much unlike most traditional books about the royal family. This one stands out with its carefully chosen words and beautiful, I might even say sensitive, language – especially the parts about Diana and then about Camilla. Charles is portrayed in a very humane way, the book is really about him as a person, not just a member of the royal family. The drawings in the book are beautiful and clear, each drawing makes the perfect addition to the text.

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