Welcome to the new home of Little People, BIG DREAMS, the best-selling biography series for kids by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara.
Discover 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. Told as a story, with a facts and photos section at the back, this sweet series for kids celebrates triumph over adversity through some of history’s favorite characters.
Now with more than 2.2 million copies sold worldwide, the series continues to grow and expand, introducing children around the world to artists, trailblazers, and dreamers who each made a big impact in the world around them.
“Strikingly illustrated, they’re superb first biographies for younger readers.”
“Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.'”
“Informative text…smartly illustrated… Another batch of successful installments in the series.”
—School Library Journal
“We're obsessed with the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series.”
"...adorable illustrations…packs an emotional punch.”
Illustrated by Octavia Bromell
Meet John Lennon, the boy from Liverpool who dreamed of peace. When John Lennon formed a band while still in school, he couldn’t have known… Read more »
Illustrated by Lisbeth Kaiser
Meet three inspirational figures from Black culture and history: Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks! This boxed gift set of three hardcover… Read more »
Illustrated by Sophie Beer
Meet Elton John, the piano wizard who rocketed to stardom with his music. As a child, Elton started playing his grandmother's piano in Harrow, London.… Read more »
Illustrated by Aura Lewis
Meet Steve Jobs, the visionary whose ideas still shape the world. Steve Jobs grew up surrounded by inventors, in sunny Silicon Valley, California. He and… Read more »
Illustrated by Alex G Griffiths
Meet Ayrton Senna, the legendary Formula One hotshot. From the moment his father gave four-year-old Ayrton Senna a go-kart, he was in love with racing.… Read more »
Featuring coloring, stickers, search & find, connect-the-dots, spot the difference, mazes, and more, in paperback format, discover an activity book companion to the Little People,… Read more »
Illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia
Meet Louise Bourgeois, the inspiring French-American sculptor and installation artist. When Louise was a little girl, her mother died. She learned to express her feelings… Read more »
Illustrated by Christophe Jacques
Meet Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who raised over £30 million for the UK’s National Health Service during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Once there was… Read more »
Illustrated by Olivia Holden
Meet Ernest Shackleton, the fearless Antarctic adventurer. When Ernest Shackleton was young, he longed for a life of adventure. After a career in the Merchant… Read more »
Illustrated by Camila Rosa
Meet Pelé, Brazil’s all-time King of Soccer. With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pelé honed his skills in a poor neighborhood in… Read more »
Illustrated by Ginnie Hsu
Meet Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines. Little Cory was a shy, studious child with a great sense of justice. As a… Read more »
Illustrated by Amy Blackwell
Meet Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul." The fourth of five children, Aretha was born in Tennessee and took the stage at an early age… Read more »
Illustrated by Daria Solak
Meet Dolly Parton, the singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family "as poor as dirt." She started performing at an… Read more »
Illustrated by Amelia Flower
Meet Wilma Rudolph, the remarkable sprinter and Olympic champion. Wilma was born into a family with 22 brothers and sisters, in the segregated South. She… Read more »
Illustrated by Luciano Lozano
Meet Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti street art movement pioneer. Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When… Read more »
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.
Featuring the art and styles of more than 70 different artists from around the world, Little People, BIG DREAMS is a celebration of illustration.