The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca

Get to know Dr. Temple Grandin -- one of the world's quirkiest science heroes -- in this fun, fact-filled book!


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I'm always on the lookout for great nonfiction books for kids and this fun biography of Dr. Temple Grandin fits that bill perfectly!


The Girl Who Thought in Pictures


Written in a style that reminds me of some of our favorite Andrea Beaty books, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures will introduce you to an amazing woman who overcame autism-related obstacles to become one of the most powerful voices in modern science.



You'll see how her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe.



Not only is this information presented in rhyming form (which I love!), but the colorful illustrations draw the reader in while providing additional story details.

A small detail on this page opens the door for a conversation about sensitivity challenges.


The tale ends with a letter from Temple herself. It's wonderful to read a biography which focuses on a still-living subject -- helping children to better connect with this special lady who persevered against the odds and became a leader in her field.


This letter is followed by a two-page spread including further tidbits from the author's chat with Temple, another two-page spread displaying a biographical timeline, and a third two-page spread containing more meaty facts about Temple's life and accomplishments.


These final pages of the book provide plenty of information to satisfy all the young researchers who read it. The bibliography not only lists further books to read, but articles and videos to consult if you are interested in learning even more about this amazing scientist.


This book is a wonderful addition to your home library. It shines the spotlight on a unique contributor to the scientific community and does it in an engaging manner.

Grab your own copy of the book here and see how one woman overcame adversity to make a difference in the world!


Had you ever heard of Dr. Temple Grandin before? I hadn't, but I found her story fascinating. What other great children's biographies do you know of for kids? I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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