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 7.5 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 Tierra Connor
Meet Terry Fox, the legendary Canadian who ran the Marathon of Hope. Terry loved every sport under the sun. He was training to become a… Read more »
Illustrated by Sam Rudd
Meet disability rights advocate Helen Keller. Little Helen was curious and eager to learn about the world. After contracting an illness during childhood, she became deaf and… Read more »
Illustrated by Janna Morton
Meet Mae Jemison, scientist, astronaut and the first ever black woman in space. When Mae Jemison was a little girl, she dreamed of blasting off into… Read more »
Illustrated by Olivia Daisy Coles
Meet Laverne Cox, the actress and trans pioneer. As a kid, Laverne felt different. Even though she felt like a girl, she wasn’t allowed to… Read more »
Illustrated by Guilherme Karsten
Meet Marcus Rashford, the world-famous footballer and campaigner against childhood hunger. When Marcus was a kid, he had a family that loved him and a… Read more »
Illustrated by Alexander Mostov
Meet Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor whose groundbreaking inventions we continue to use today. Since he was a young boy growing up in the… Read more »
Illustrated by Christophe Jacques
Meet Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon. Little Neil’s dreams took flight when he rode on his first airplane as a… Read more »
Illustrated by Alexandra Bowman
Meet Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Growing up, little Wilma was surrounded by her Cherokee… Read more »
Illustrated by Ana Albero
Meet Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Elvis was born into poverty in North Mississippi, a place where opportunities were a rare thing to… Read more »
Illustrated by Mikyo Noh
Meet David Attenborough, the inspiring broadcaster and conservationist. Little David grew up in Leicester on the campus of a university, where his father was a… Read more »
Illustrated by Sally Agar
Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the botanist and adventurer. As a kid, Alexander wasn’t a great student. He had a naturally curious mind, but he saw… Read more »
Illustrated by Aaron Cushley
Meet J. R. R. Tolkien, author and forefather of the fantasy genre. Little John experienced lots of change in his life from a young… Read more »
Illustrated by Juliana Vido
Meet Harry Houdini, one of the most famous entertainers to have ever lived. When he was four, little Ehrich emigrated with his family from Hungary… Read more »
Illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Meet Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Growing up in an upper-class family, it was expected that Florence would find a husband and live… Read more »
Illustrated by Queenbe Monyei
Meet Amanda Gorman, America’s astounding young poet and activist. From an early age, Little Amanda read everything she could get her hands on, from books… 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.