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Nancy Carpenter

Biography

Nancy Carpenter

Nancy Carpenter

Books by Nancy Carpenter

by Michelle Markel and Nancy Carpenter - Biography, Children's 4-8, Education, Nonfiction

This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books --- John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader's enjoyment. 

Written by Eve Bunting, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter - Fiction

Big Bear outgrew his little boat, so he is building himself a big boat and can't wait till he's rowing, fishing, and relaxing in it. When his friends start suggesting improvements, Big Bear obligingly follows their advice. To his dismay, his big boat is turning out all wrong. It's because he hasn't followed his own dream, and he knows exactly how to fix it.