A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt / #PPBF

Hi friends!


A Picture Bookof Eleanor Roosevelt a book cover0_So glad to see you! Happy weekend! Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. :)  The crocus are here and Hyathins not far behind. I went to Project Runway last weekend and had a blast. did you see my post about it?( Link post here. ) I made a number of new friends. And learned some new skills. Just a terrific time. I will post about Pennwriters conference coming up in Pittsburgh, May 2015 from time to time in case any of you can come. It is in the hotel Marriott and a wonderful experience for writers no matter what level or genre you are in. Now for the reason for the post.


Title : A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

Author/ Illustrator : David A. Adler/ Robert Casilla

Publishing info: Holiday House/ 1991/ appropriate for ages four to nine

Theme : Biography, Famous person, Eleanor Roosevelt, Celebrity, Nonfiction

First Three Sentences : “Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City on October 11,1884. Her parents, Anna and Elliot, were wealthy. They had many servants, a home in the city, and a large summer home in the country.”

Resources: For famous Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt go here :

For a lesson plan on her life go here:

She was well known for her human rights work. Go here for more on that.

Eleanor Roosevelt printable and activity sheets :

And children’s letters to Mrs. Roosevelt :

Summary : “A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt.”

Why I loved it: Just like Adler’s “A Picture Book of Anne Frank” he is succinct and makes his information available to the young audience he writes for. This biography is just as captivating as the first one I read. I Just love how he sums up a famous person’s live so well and even for a grown up like me, this book is full of information I did not know or had forgotten. I have even seen a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt on PBS not too long ago. this sparked a conversation with my husband who had seen her in a summer camp experience he had. This impresses me to no end because I greatly admire her. And sometimes her sayings motivate me to do something I thought I was not capable of.


So if you want to join other PPBF writers go look at Susanna Hill’s site for today and enjoy other reviews on her links. also you can click on Perfect Picture Books and find books categorized by theme or alphabetized. No matter which way you go it will be fun.For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

See you back here on Tuesday and again next Friday for another PPBF.



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13 Responses to A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt / #PPBF

  1. Everything I’ve heard of Eleanor Roosevelt has also been so inspiring. I’m always looking for examples of strong women to show to my sons — this looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing and Happy Weekend!


    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Review!

      Eleanor is fascinating she’s a good one to know about. If you want a blog about strong women look at Linda Sittig’s blog, https://strongwomeninhistory.wordpress.com/ She writes about a strong woman every month. Look at her book “Cut from Strong Cloth” a historical biography, loosly about her grandmother. I think you’ll find something of value in the blog if not the book. 🙂


  2. Joanne Sher says:

    She is definitely a fascinating lady – to make her accessible to the young is a true calling. So glad someone has been able to. Thanks for the review!


    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Joanne.

      I agree with you about the author, David Adler making her accessable for young people. I am so glad for his series. He has done a great job. 🙂


  3. Always loved reading about Eleanor -= look forward to this one too.


  4. There’s been a recent upsurge in interest in Eleanor… so what a cool idea to dig under the benches of the wayback machine.


  5. ManjuBeth says:

    I can’t imagine Eleanor Roosevelt as a young person. I better read this PB.


    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, ManjuBeth,

      It’s funny. Even in the illustrations, The illustrator made her look almost like the photos of her grown up. I don’t think we have many photos of her as a young person. But it goes to show, even money can’ t buy happy childhoods. 🙂


  6. I love your choice today. I think many people are very interested in learning more about Eleanor Roosevelt. I saw the PBS special on the Roosevelt family, and was surprised at how much I learned. She was ahead of her times.

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Patricia!

      I think I saw the same special on PBS. And same as you I really learned a lot about her. I had admired her before but the show brought her home to me. I think seeing the show was what made me pick out this picture book to read and then choose for PPBF. 🙂


  7. Darlene says:

    I read a book about Eleanor Roosevelt when I was a young girl and have loved her ever since. These books can make a huge impact on a young person.


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