Children's books are extraordinary windows into the fantastic, the unexpected and the magical. They offer an escape from reality and let our imaginations run wild. But every so often, I don't want to escape reality. I want to read books with my son that expose him to history and the men and women who changed it. I want to feed his curiosity about time past and help him understand bygone eras. Luckily, there are a slew of fantastic options available to do precisely that. Say goodbye to dry textbooks and boring tomes, here come some gorgeous and intriguing biographies of some of histories colorful and inspirational characters.