‘I Am Jim Henson’ Is Here… and It’s Fantastic!

I don’t know about you guys, but when I was little I loathed biographies. I thought they were so dry and unrelatable. Did you feel this way? It’s funny to think about now, because if I was forced to choose a favorite genre, biographies and memoirs are right at the top.

Because I love biographies, I am constantly on the hunt for high-quality biographies for my children. My kids are still young, at 8, 7, and 5 years old, and so I love when I can find a fantastic picture book biography series.

Today, I am sharing my favorite series: Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer.

‘I Am Jim Henson’ Is Here… and It’s Fantastic!

Delight your child's imagination and creativity with 'I Am Jim Henson', the latest addition to Brad Meltzer's 'Ordinary People Change the World' series.
Image source: Penguin Random House

I love Brad Meltzer’s biographies because they are engaging, funny, and real. Children are immediately drawn to the characters and each story illustrates how ordinary people can change the world and become extraordinary! The entire series teaches children that they have the power to be heroes. How inspiration is that?

Inspire your children with ‘Ordinary People Change the World’

Currently, the series includes the following biographies:

Our family owns every single book in the series. They are that good. My children are constantly hounding me, asking when the next biography will be released.

I am so happy to report that it is here!

‘Jim Henson’ is the latest addition to the ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ series by Brad Meltzer

This latest addition to the Ordinary People Change the World series features Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets and Sesame Street.

This charming story will have your children laughing, it will inspire them to dream big, and it will ignite their imagination and creativity. Immediately after reading this book (twice, because again: it’s that good), my kids ran off to the playroom to create their very own Muppet Show.

Be sure to check out Brad Meltzer on the Great Big Beautiful Podcast

You can listen to the full episode here.

Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Do you have a favorite biography series for kids? Share here!

Cait is a school psychologist, mom to three amazing children, and an unexpected homeschooler. She loves nature, good books, board games, strong coffee, and dancing in her kitchen. You can read about all of these things and more at My Little Poppies. Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. She is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and G+.