This summer, Golden Books is publishing seven Golden Book Biographies featuring Taylor Swift, Dwayne Johnson, Simone Biles, Julie Andrews, Iris Apfel, John McCain, and Tony Bennett. The biographies chronicle famous singers, actors, athletes, fashion icons, and political figures in an easy-to-digest, illustrated format so parents can share their love for these popular celebs with their kids.
Whether you snagged tickets to the Eras Tour or left your heart in San Francisco, there are Golden Book Biographies for some famous singers. Swifties can share their love for Taylor Swift (written by Wendy Loggia, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri) with their little ones, while those with a flair for jazz can learn more about the story of Tony Bennett (written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Barbara Bongini).
When it comes to the big screen, there are biographies for some big-name actors and actresses. Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” written by Frank Berrios and illustrated by Irene Chan. When Dwayne’s dream of playing in the NFL didn’t pan out, he found a different path to success, showing kids that anyone can overcome obstacles. The Julie Andrews biography is written by Christy Webster and illustrated by Sue Cornelison, recounting the life of the Broadway and film star.
There are new biographies coming out for some big names in sports, fashion, and politics, as well. The Simione Biles biography (written by JaNay Brown-Wood, illustrated by Kim Holt) chronicles the athletic achievements of the Olympic medalist and world-champion gymnast. The Iris Apfel biography (written by Deborah Blumenthal, illustrated by Ellen Surrey) shares more on the interior designer and style icon. The John McCain biography (written by Gram Adams, illustrated by John Joven) gives kids more information on the six-term U.S. senator from Arizona and Republican political figure.
Look for these riveting new reads in stores this summer! There are many other Little Golden Books Biographies available now, including stories that cover Beyoncé, Betty White, Barack Obama, Bob Ross — and those are just the “B’s”.