Mary Azarian

Books by This Illustrator

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Illustrated by: Mary Azarian
Age Level: 6-9

When Miss Bridie left her homeland in 1856, she could have brought any number of things on her journey — but she chose a shovel. With the shovel, she creates a new life for herself filled with gardens, orchards, ice skating, and a family. The story provides an opportunity for students to think about what they would take if they were moving to a new country, as well as the ingenuity and hard work of our nation's immigrants.

Snowflake Bentley

Illustrated by: Mary Azarian
Age Level: 6-9
Strong line and narrative combine in this picture book biography of the Vermonter who figured out how to photograph real snowflakes. Dramatic illustrations won a Caldecott Medal.