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Alexander von Humboldt

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 »

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J. R. R. Tolkien

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 »

Florence Nightingale

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 »

Harry Houdini

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 »

Amanda Gorman

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 »

Gloria Steinem

Illustrated by Lucila Perini

Meet Gloria Steinem, the world’s most famous feminist. Gloria Steinem realised from a young age that the general attitude towards women was different to the… Read more »

Pablo Picasso

Illustrated by Teresa Bellon

Meet Pablo Picasso, one of the world’s greatest artists in the 20th century.  Little Pablo grew up in an artistic household and after drawing his first painting at… Read more »

Nelson Mandela

Illustrated by Alison Hawkins

Meet Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president and his fight for equality. Little Nelson’s given name was Rolihlahla, which means ‘troublemaker’ in Xhosa, his… Read more »

Michael Jordan

Illustrated by Lo Harris

Meet Michael Jordan, one of the greatest all-time basketball players. Little Michael wanted to be the first at everything – especially if that meant beating… Read more »

Albert Einstein

Illustrated by Jean Claude

Meet Albert Einstein, the legendary scientist. Little Albert grew up in Germany, where it took him four years to formulate his first word. He was fascinated… Read more »

Charles Dickens

Illustrated by Isobel Ross

Meet Charles Dickens, the influential author.  When Charles was a boy he made up his own adventures. But after a Dickensian twist of fate saw… Read more »

Yoko Ono

Illustrated by Momoko Abe

Meet Yoko Ono, the artist. When Yoko was little, she had everything she could dream of in Japan, except time with her busy parents. She… Read more »

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