Engaging reads for children, from Books go Walkabout

Month: March 2023

Little People, Big Dreams Louis Pasteur

Discover the life of Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and the father of modern medicine.

 This inspiring book part of the Little People, Big Dreams features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the iconic chemist’s life.
Little Louis was born in France during a time when doctors were still trying to figure out what made people sick.

During his teen years, he discovered a love for science and became famous for figuring out how to kill off damaging microbes. Through his curiosity and creativity (and lots of trial and error), his research led to the development of vaccinations, a vital tool in today’s world. 

Microbiology starts here…

​Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore 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.

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara is the author for all the books and it is her inspiration that has created the series. The publishers are Quarto Kids, which has a vast portfolio of books for children and young people which make a positive difference in their learning and knowledge gaining.

Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist

Lewis Hamilton Little People, Big Dreams

Lewis Hamilton’s childhood filled with days watching Formula One…

Award winning compilation of books from Little People, Big Dreams brings a new edition out in March 2023 about Lewis Hamilton, Formula One Racing Car World Champion and first ever Black driver to race in the Grand Prix series.

Little Lewis’s childhood was filled with cars, motorcycles and watching Formula One with his dad. On his fifth birthday, he received a remote-controlled racing car and joined a local club. It was hard being the only black child there, but he listened to his dad’s words: ‘Let your results speak for you.’ His hobby led him to go-kart racing, and at the age of 10 he became the youngest ever winner of the British cadet go-karting competition. Shortly after, he began training as a racing driving with McLaren, rising through the ranks to compete at Formula One’s Grand Prix.

A future champion on the track…

Despite his amazing successes, from breaking the record for the most triumphs in Formula One to his knighthood, Lewis has never forgotten where he came from. Today he is a campaigner for racial justice and racial diversity in sport, as well as an advocate for positive mental health as well as environmental issues. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the incredible racing driver.

Author is Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and she has created this whole amazing biography series. The series continues to grow and expand with 7.5 million copies sold worldwide. It introduces children to artists, trailblazers, and dreamers who each made a big impact in the world around them.

This book is a great addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series.

Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist

Stories across the world…

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