True Events Book List

True Events
Picture Books & Resources

I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.

Richard Attenborough

Biographies and true stories are not always the first reading choice for children. But they tell inspiring stories of how people can make a difference to the world. They also help children with non-fiction reading strategies that support all areas of their learning. True stories open a window to historical events and challenges faced during different eras. Biographies introduce children to wonderful character traits such as courage, perseverance, determination and imagination. The books below are based on true events and iconic achievements and the inspirational people behind them. They also highlight inspiring women who rose through their fields despite challenges and discrimination.

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True Events Book List

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

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True Events Book List

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