Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury

50 Stories of Brilliant Dreamers

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Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 19 Nov 2021

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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 favorite 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.

From inspiring artists and passionate climate activists to intrepid explorers and groundbreaking musicians, this collection goes further than the original series into the lives of these iconic figures, perfect for curious minds who always want to know more!

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 best-selling 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 hardcover 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!
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.

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Readers of my blog know that I regularly recommend each entry in this series. Now, there is (finally) a compilation of these excellent biographies for young children. There are fifty stories here. Each is inspiring and interesting. The entries are organized by time period. There are so many names to choose from among the many. I will just include one from each section here: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Josephine Baker, Anne Frank, Stephen Hawking and Mindy Kaling. No matter where you dip into this book, you will find a good bio. Each short entry has a portrait and quote and is followed by a detailed time line with story pages that, I think, are from the original books. The book opens with a brief note from Ms. Sanchez Vegara. She notes that learning about people is a strong interest of hers and that she most definitely likes telling stories that will encourage children to dream. She has done just that with this title. Buy it for a child you know. It could make a perfect holiday gift. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

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A wonderful varied collection of 50 Little People Big Dreams stories. It has beautiful illustrations of a diverse array of people who made history and simple text written to inspire. The treasury is organized by each person's birth year, so it's interesting to consider how each person influenced history. The stories are abbreviated and I believe have the same text, but fewer drawings. This would make a wonderful bedtime book or gift! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.

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Thank you netgalley and Quattro for the free ARC copy. My son and I completely loved it. We would love it to be in alphabetical order but we still love the bite size information and the illustrations. I would definitely love to have a hard copy of this book.

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Celebrating a whopping fifty volumes of the Little People, Big Dreams series, comes this gallery of the greats as a special variant. Now, each and every volume before now has told its story twice – once with the simple text on the pictorial pages, and then again later on, more for the educator or the older reader. I think what we have here is a third draft – I can't recognise any of the contents as what's been produced before, meaning while all the people featured are returning characters, the writing is novel to this. The format is suitably encyclopaedic, with dates and place of birth and death, and the person's story, all on page one, and their portrait and a quote on the next. Overleaf, a much more pictorial timeline is yet another way of educating us, and here things really shine. Having made the whole book into chronological order, we can see overlaps and progression throughout history, meaning this is not just a collection of biographies. Ada Lovelace (our second life here) is being born on the timeline of the first, because her errant father was Byron and under his watch said first person, Mary Shelley, thought up Frankenstein. But Ada herself has a guest on her timeline, from way in her future – Alan Turing. Thus lives from way back are shown to have an effect on more recent times, and we can see how people, to borrow the old saw, stand on the shoulders of giants. That's always been the philosophy of this series, and in reducing the need for really naff artwork, and for bringing us the weave of history through these lives, this splendid spin on the whole previous fifty is much more than a reproduction or summary of the books so far. It's a really fine entity in itself.

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Terrific little treasury of varied and diverse people from history; from scientists, artists, activists, writers and sportspeople who have contributed to our world in their own unique way. I particularly liked the way it's laid out, categorised first by time period and then a synopsis of the individual and then a timeline of their life and important events. Being a visual person I liked seeing it spread out this way and it makes it easier for children to develop their understanding of their lives. Very interesting read for older children or as a bed time story book. My 6 year old in particular loved reading about the scientists and authors. Many thanks to the publishers for an ARC in return for an honest review

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I loved this! This is a collection of the short stories about significant people throughout history from around the world. I actually learned so much while reading this and discovered people I had never heard about. This book was organized well, easy to read and follow with amazing illustrations. Each person has a blurb, a quote and a timeline of their life. It was really a joy to read and it would be extremely useful in an educational setting, you could do many things with this story including reading about one person a week, a book report, etc. I do think some of the language is a tad advanced as well as some of the situations that occur, they will need further explanation. I also think whoever reads it should be aware that this book shows only the positives of everyone mentioned.

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This truly is a treasure! Between the covers of this treasury are stories about 50 of history’s most amazing people. You will read about each life, complete with fears, struggles, triumphs, and dreams that made each one great. The selection includes writers, mathematicians, activists, leaders, scientists, doctors, educators, explorers, designers, painters, aviators, performers, athletes, broadcasters, naturalists, and humanitarians. It has been split into 5 eras in history (1790-1885, 1885 – 1920, 1920 – 1940, 1940 – 1947, 1947 – 2003), each focussing on 10 amazing people. Each of the 50 write-ups includes a colour illustration, a timeline with illustrations, and a summary of their accomplishments. The book includes a glossary, an index, and an activity for your little dreamer to write about his/herself. My 8 ½-year-old niece loved this format! The colourful timelines with illustrations kept her absorbed for quite a while and the one-page summaries were the perfect length to pique her interest. It is organized so that readers can choose how long they want to be involved in the treasury; for those who have just a little time, there’s the opportunity to read about just one person and for those with more time, it’s possible to read the whole era of ten great lives. I’m going to venture to say that this is the best children’s treasury I’ve ever read! Publishes November 9, 2021. I was gifted this advance copy by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Quarto Publishing Group, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.

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This is a beautiful, colorful anthology with eye-catching illustrations and inspiring content! This anthology of 50 of the "Little People" series of biogrophies, written specifically for children. I appreciated very much that each short story of the life of a famous, inspirational person, includes a bit about each one's childhood and how they got to where they wanted to go--this made it much more relatable for my little one. We also loved the timelines for each inspirational person's life, which feature more beautiful illustrations as well as portraits and photographs, when available. These are just the kind of stories that I grew up on--but less white-washed and patriarchal, and I can't wait to get my hands on the hard copy! I received an advance reader copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review will also be posted to Amazon, BN.com, Goodreads, and my Instagram account. I just reviewed Little People, BIG DREAMS: Treasury by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara; Lisbeth Kaiser. #LittlePeopleBIGDREAMSTreasury #NetGalley

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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books through NetGalley. Sanchez Vegara shares about fifty important people in history who believed in and pursued their dreams. They have enriched lives for generations. Broken into time blocks, the author takes readers through people who lived at approximately the same time in each section. She includes a one page summary of each life along with an illustration, quote and timeline of their life. I love the final space for a 51st dreamer that encourages readers to write about themselves and their own hopes and dreams. A definite must for families to read together.

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This is brilliant! I have been a super fan of the whole Little People BIG DREAMS series and to have a treasury like this is amazing. There is such an array of wonderful people and all in readable sections. I would have absolutely loved this book when I was young and I intend to buy it as gifts. I think for schools where perhaps buying the whole series is not possible this will make an excellent addition to the library and both pupils and teachers will be able to learn so much and be inspired. I cannot recommend this whole series highly enough. With huge thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for a truly amazing book.

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I love these books. They are so cute and they make the perfect gift. I did not realize there was a Mindy Kaling edition! I immediately went and bought it for my son / me.

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Treasury: 50 Stories from Brilliant Dreamers is a beautifully curated collection of 50 short biographies from the Little People, Big Dreams creators aimed at a slightly older audience (7+). Due out 9th Nov 2021 from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln Children's imprint, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. These stories are entertaining, enlightening, and important. They give age-appropriate backgrounds and biographies of iconic scientists, sports and cultural icons, inventors, and artists throughout the modern era, grouped chronologically from 1790 to the modern day. Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom or public library book, or gift. I'm impressed by the way this series always manages to provide age appropriate biography without emphasizing or detracting from the racism, professional sexism, and troubles the subjects lived through. This would make a great starting point for deeper research for young readers who are interested in STEM subjects, arts, natural history, literature, music, sports, or political history. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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I can't rave about the Little People, Big Dreams series enough! I love these children's books for how fun and accessible they make learning about historical figures. This particular book is a collection of 50 historical figures, many if not all that go on to have full books in the series with more detail. The book is organized chronologically, starting with Mary Shelley in 1790. Each figure has a page of information and an illustrated timeline of their life and importance. What I like about this series too is that while it covers big names like Mary Shelley and Anne Frank, it also includes lesser known and modern people who are important as well. Thanks to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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I was lucky to get an ARC copy of the Little People, Big Dreams: Treasury, which is a collection of 50 previous LPBD stories. I have seen these books around and about in a variety of different bookstores as well as shops that sell books and other items so I was looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about. There was a great mix of life stories throughout, making sure that the focus didn't land on just one "type" of person, and the authors made sure to show the interconnecting links between the lives of the people showcased in the treasury. One thing I would have liked to see is the interconnecting factors between some of the ages of the people, such as Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr, since especially in this case we think of them being from different eras in time when they were, in fact, the same age. These books are written in a way that both adults and children can enjoy them and learn about a variety of different historical figures. I learned so many new facts along the way, even about the people who I already knew about, and I loved that they didn't miss out on any of the gritty parts of the person's life, instead, they just worded it in a way that was "child-friendly" so that children could understand that they had a tough life and adults/older children can add their own contextual knowledge to fill in the gaps. I would recommend this treasury so much that I am considering getting some of the individual books for the people that I haven't found out about in this book. I also might try and use the pages on Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing as resource material for some activities for the students in my school as this is a resource that both the lower and higher ability students could understand and use.

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This book has some of the same people that I have already read about in the Little People Big Dreams series, but also others that I had never heard of. This has wonderful bite size pieces to get kids curious about important people. The timelines between people were also a nice touch.

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So very cool! Short introductions into some very special people. Some I knew about but many I didn’t. I really enjoyed the timeline of their lives at the end of their section. Quick enough to get the little one’s attention. Enough information to keep their attention.

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This is such an amazing book. I love that 50 Incredibly Talented People from 1790-2003 are highlighted. Each person is unique and often was considered different or odd growing up. Somehow, they found the ability to stand up for their passion in life and changed the world. This shows how great it is to be a diverse group of people from all over the world. Different Ideas and Life Experiences are what make for great ideas and abilities. This makes for a beautiful world and new ways of thinking need to be celebrated. Each person has a passion for something in life. I think this is the most essential element to make dreams become reality. So, this is wonderful for children, but I really enjoyed this an an adult, too. There were so many ground breaking leaders that I learned from. I discovered many new facts about the people featured. The ending was terrific, with the 51st person being the reader. Some child will fill in their name and dream and of course that will turn into reality one day and bring something new that we can not even know about now. The is the wonder of our children, who will shape the future with new ideas and talent. Fantastic Photographs bring the people to life. Just an exceptional book. Thank you NetGalley, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for a copy of this book.

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