Inspired by Greg Leitich Smith’s annual list of books from our Austin writing community, I thought I’d start compiling the picture book biographies scheduled for publication in 2015 (including a pair of mine).
I know there are lots more picture book biographies on their way from publishers recognized by SCBWI, so if you’re interested in helping keep this list reasonably complete and up to date, please let me know in the comments which ones ought to be added.
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (Eerdmans), written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Don Tate
Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books), written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King (Henry Holt), written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen
Emmanuel’s Dream (Schwartz & Wade), written by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls
Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt), written by Susanna Reich and illustrated by Adam Gustavson
The Hole Story of the Doughnut (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), written by Pat Miller
The House that Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams (Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books), written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Kathryn Brown
In Mary’s Garden (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), written and illustrated by Tina and Carson Kugler
One Plastic Bag (Millbrook), written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Pioneers & Pirouettes: The Story of the First American Nutcracker (Millbrook), written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Cathy Gendron
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton (Peachtree), written and illustrated by Don Tate
Step Right Up: The Story of Beautiful Jim Key (Lee & Low), written by Donna Bowman Bratton and illustrated by Daniel Minter
Vivien Thomas – The Man Who Saved the Blue Babies (Lee & Low), written by Gwendolyn Hooks