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Albert Einstein

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The theory of relativity and physics are not always the easiest things to explain or understand, so I applaud the author tackling Albert Einstein in her Little People, Big Dreams series. Because this series encourages children to dream big, the theory is mentioned, but is not detailed in any way, which I was happy to see. The story begins when Albert is a young boy that did not speak until he was four years old. He had no friends except his sister. He struggled in school, but at home was teaching himself physics and math. The family moved to Italy and Albert continued his schooling in Switzerland. He got a job at a patent office when he left school, but continued to learn and theorize about the make up of all matter. He eventually became a well known and sought after Physicist. He and his family moved to the US just before Hitler began his war on the Jewish population, but he was able to save several Jewish scientists by getting them jobs at American Universities. One thing he always regretted was that his discoveries led to the atomic bomb. He was a firm believer in equality and spoke out against it whenever he could. Jean Claude's illustrations are wonderful. Quirky and inviting, at times looking like photographs, they fit this book perfectly. 

The big message is summed up on the last page by saying, "By questioning everything, little Albert became one of the most original minds of the 20th century -- a genius who proved to the world that curiosity and imagination are more important than knowledge."
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The famous scientist. Who doesn't know him? But Albert had a gloomy childhood, moreover being Jewish, he had to leave his country, Germany, when Nazis came. 

Always enjoyed reading this series, even though I read about Einstein, the author point out that he stood for peace and also defended Black people in America. This is important, that this scientist create things to help people, not to destroy others.
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Yet another absolutely delightful chapter in the little people big dreams series. Full of historical facts and beautiful illustrations, what better way to teach children (and yourself) about the lives of history's greats?
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I love the Little People, Big Dreams series and I was happy to see this one. As always it was amazing and a great synopsis of his life
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A relatively easy read on the life and times of one of Physics' greats. Beautiful, detailed illustrations bring the story to life. Summary at the end sums up the book nicely for parents wanting to peruse the title without pre-reading the whole book in the store. Great for story time or independent reading for advanced upper elementary kids.
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A very sweet biography of Albert Einstein for young children. Another great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series!
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Einstein proves to be a more aged-up installment in this series of biographies for children, but I don't think there is a set or even right age to start discussing serious topics like world wars with readers, as long as they are portrayed as thoughtfully as in this example. The tome is especially beautifully illustrated in my opinion, I would have loved to hold it in my possession when I was growing up!
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As expected, this is another fantastic book from the Little People, Big Dreams series! Although these are meant as children's books, I always feel that I learn more than I expect from them and this was no different. I love that it talks not only about Einstein's scientific achievements, but also about his difficulties during the war, due to his religion and his beliefs around racism. The images in the book are colourful and eye-catching, perfect for engaging children and the story is written in a way that is both child- friendly yet still extremely informative. I will definitely be purchasing some of these books!
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I wish there was a picture of the cover of this book because it is fantastic. It shows Albert Einstein holding his world famous equation, E=mc2. The illustrations are always great and add to the book. 

I learned many new things about Albert Einstein. He was born in Germany, was Jewish, and this later places great hardship of him even though he is world famous. He is forced to leave Germany and bring his family to the United States because the Nazis are in power and still want to destroy him. 

When he just a young boy, he did not speak. He only started speaking when he was 4 years old. Luckily, he had his sister as a friend and his parents treated him normally, otherwise he could have been thought of as less intelligent and possibly never developed his genius. Albert does not enjoy school, which does show certain children thrive in different environments. He liked to focus on physics and math. He even tried to solve his own equations. That is an incredible achievement for a young child and I think it’s great that children know it’s cool to like math and science. 

Albert Einstein is famous for his E=mc2 equation which means that anything you see and touch can be turned into energy. This was a brand new theory and won him world acclaim. He also won the Nobel Prize for his work on photons. He came up with The Theory of Relativity. Clearly, Albert was a genius and wanted always to use science for the good of humanity. 

I learned he was concerned his theories could be used to build a nuclear bomb. He told President Truman his worries and was very upset when he uses that knowledge to have the US use a Nuclear Bomb. That must have been very difficult for Albert to bear, as he was for peace. He also was disturbed about the rascism he saw in the United States. He worked on Civil Rights to make the world better for all Americans. 

So, this is a wonderful book for children. It would be very appealing for children interested in Math and Science. It shows how much one person can do when curious and seeking answers. It was also wonderful to learn all these new facts about Albert Einstein that I was not aware of. He was a genius in every sense of the word. 

Thank you NetGalley, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for a copy of this book.
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This was a cute and informative read about Albert Einstein. I enjoyed learning more about him, and his later years after emigrating to America. I loved the book’s message about the power of knowledge, and how it showed that Einstein’s main driving force was doing good to others.
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I, a grown adult, actually learned things about Einstein from this book! Definitely one of the stronger recent entries into this series.
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We love these books in our house. They are a great way to introduce your little ones to important and/or famous people without being too big or in depth (I.e. anything scandalous) 

Albert Einstein is a very popular person in our house. Not just because he’s a genius. Our son didn’t talk when he was little. We were concerned until his pediatrician told us the fact that Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 and look how that turned out. So any chance we have to learn about Einstein we jump at. This book had information I hadn’t read before so that was very cool.
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I am a big fan of this series. I find all these books so important!
Learning history for kids can be, let's face it...boring but these stories really do feel like well, a story, but all the while you are learning without realising it. 
Albert Einstein is no exception. The story is well paced, taking you from his younger years, through special and important events of his life that lead to his success and the changes he made to the world whilst keeping this easy to follow and understand for young children.

I enjoyed that this book also focuses on equality and Einsteins views and actions as well as an element of political decisions made as the result of some of his work. 
I felt this lends to a good lessons about using information carefully and for the correct reasons as well as a focus on the importance of promoting equality.

The illustrations as always in this series are beautiful, this edition focuses on earthy tones with a historical feel and is utterly stunning.

The book ends with a timeline and additional reading, fantastic for more advanced readers that wish to explore Einstein further. A staple book for any Childs shelf.
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Little People Big Dreams seeks to remedy that by choosing to feature Einstein in its series. Even though I'm not the intended audience for the book, I still learned from this children's book. I was unaware of Einstein being Jewish (and the significance of that during the 40s for him), and I didn't know his research was connected to the creation of the nuclear bomb (despite his objections).

This series is so incredibly important for going readers, which is why I continue to read them, despite not having children of my own. If my reviews gets a book in the hands of a young reader, I call it a win.
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I really love this series! I've lost count of how many I've read at this point, but they are so good at highlighting people's lives and making biographies fun and accessible for children. That's the case for this one about Albert Einstein. Even as an adult, I learn facts in these books that I didn't know and have even been introduced to pioneers of history that I didn't know of. These books are great work and deserve to be in classrooms everywhere!

Thank you to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review!
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I do love the Little People, Big Dreams series and this one on Albert Einstein is no exception. They're a very accessible way for little kids to learn about significant people and their achievements and pique interest in a variety of areas that they may not be typically exposed to, in this case STEAM areas. My 6 year old loved learning about Einstein and loved the drawings of his 'crazy hair' and theories stuck up on his childhood home as well as his advocacy. Another excellent addition to the series.
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I have always been a huge fan of Albert Einstein and when I saw this book on my NetGalley, I had to take a look even though I'm not the target audience.
The illustrations were lovely and Einstein's story was told briefly but well, serving as inspiration for children to have curiosity and help others. I hope these books are still being published when I have children so they can learn about lots of inspiring people too.
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Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara does a wonderful job as an author.  Here I am reading Albert Einstein to my child when I end up learning something about the man in the process. A double win! The story is easy for children to follow with a great opportunity to make the moment a teaching moment. One observation is that this book is a great introduction to Albert Einstein. The author also lists a few other books to follow up and learn more about the subject which is very helpful and you can keep the interest forming in the minds of our young children.
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I love this series. This was also a very fun one to read, it helps to capture the silliness of Einstein
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I absolutely love how this series makes non-fiction text manageable for kids. I don't even think they would realize they are learning! Each page usually has 4 lines, but there is a lot of information packed in there and the illustrations are also beautiful. The end of the book has a full page or two with more information about the person. I recommend these books to my students and have them on my classroom wishlist.
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