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 3.9 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 Lauren Semmer
Meet Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American to be elected Vice President of the USA Little Kamala used to… Read more »
Illustrated by Judit Orosz
Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the beloved supreme court justice. Little Ruth’s mom taught her to be a lady—which meant to be her own independent self.… Read more »
Illustrated by Mia Saine
Meet Michelle Obama, the iconic first lady, advocate, lawyer, and author. Young Michelle grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a close-knit family.… Read more »
Illustrated by Roza Nozari
Meet Mindy Kaling, the actor, writer, producer, and director. When Mindy was a little girl, she loved TV comedy sketches; in particular, Saturday Night Live.… Read more »
Illustrated by Timothy Hunt
Meet Andy Warhol, the ground-breaking pop artist. Little Andy was the tiniest and palest child of the Warholas, a humble couple from Slovakia who lived… Read more »
Illustrated by Wednesday Holmes
Meet RuPaul, the shape-shifter, performer, supermodel, and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Even before little Ru was born, a fortune teller told his mom that… Read more »
Illustrated by Maxine Lee-Mackie
Meet Hans Christian Andersen, the father of fairy tales. When Hans Christian Andersen was a little boy, he treated storybooks as jewels to be treasured.… Read more »
Meet three inspirational Earth Heroes whose love of the natural world inspires them to make a difference: Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, and David Attenborough! This… Read more »
Illustrated by Popy Matigot
Meet Mary Anning, the first paleontologist, and daring fossil hunter. When Mary was little, her family was very poor. She used to help her dad… Read more »
Illustrated by Manal Mirza
Meet Malala Yousafzai, the incredible activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. When Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan, her father was… Read more »
Illustrated by Melissa Lee Johnson
Meet Stevie Wonder, the genius behind some of the world’s best-loved songs. At just 8 years old, it was clear that Steveland Judkins was going… Read more »
Illustrated by Paulina Morgan
Meet Megan Rapinoe, the world record–breaking soccer player and activist. Growing up in Redding, California, Megan discovered her calling chasing a ball on the school… Read more »
Illustrated by Mark Hoffman
Meet Charles Darwin, the scientist who changed the way people see the world. Although he didn’t do very well at school, Charles Darwin was passionately… Read more »
Illustrated by CACHETEJACK
Meet Prince, one of the most iconic performers in music history. From a young age, Prince was obsessed with music. Even though he couldn’t read… Read more »
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 »
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.