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  3. Feb 26, 2021 · 20 of the Best Biography Books for Kids The Story of Harriet Tubman by Christine Platt. Before she became known for her fight to free people from enslavement,... Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant and Boris Kulikov. This picture book biography tells the story of... Manfish: A ...

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    Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist by Linda Skeers, illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens PALEONTOLOGIST Perfect in every way, this appealing biography recounts Mary Anning’s beach discoveries of the first dinosaur bones–fossilized ancient creatures that no one had ever seen before. Even though women weren...

    All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali DISABILITIES ACTIVIST Jennifer uses a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy. Using a wheelchair means that she can’t get into the neighborhood school with stairs or eat lunch in the cafeteria with th...

    O Captain, My Captain: Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Sterling Hundley Fascinating and important! I learned so much history that I didn’t know about both Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman.Whitman observed Lincoln as a candidate and later as the President. The Civil War affected Whitman deeply, he ...

    Anna Strong: A Spy During the American Revolution by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illustrated by Sarah Green It’s wonderful to see how every person can make a difference. During the Revolutionary War, a lady named Anna Strong helped the Patriots by spying on the Loyalists and the British army.America needed her and she delivered. This is history worth knowin...

    Sing with Me The Story of Selena Quintanilla by Diana López, illustrated by Teresa Martinez A concise, entertaining biography of Selena’s early years as she worked hard until she saw success as a singer — winning awards and learning Spanish and getting married. (You’ll appreciate that this biography does not talk about her death.) Ruby’s Hope: A St...

    The Boy in Number Four by Kara Kootstra, illustrated by Reagan Thomson I enjoyed this picture book about Bobby Orr’s life as a young boy playing hockey — how hard he worked and how much he loved playing. Nadia The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still by Karlin Gray, illustrated by Christine Davenier This lovely biographical picture book introduces a new gen...

    Try It! How Frieda Caplan Changed the Way We Eat by Mara Rockliff, illustrated. byGiselle Potter Frieda Caplan introduces new fruits and vegetables at a produce market in Los Angeles starting in the 1950s with mushrooms. She continues sharing unusual foods at the market, foods that you probably haven’t even heard of, let alone tried such as the nop...

    • On a Beam Of Light. Embark on the life journey of the greatest scientist ever – Albert Einstein, with this exciting biography for kids. Stunning illustrations, easy to understand language make it an edifying read for kids.
    • The Girl Who Thought In Pictures. This highly recommended biography of Dr. Temple Grandin is a great inspiration to achieve against all odds. An uplifting read for all kids, particularly for specially abled children.
    • Blockhead: Life of Fibonacci. A well-written biography for kids, this book explores the life adventures of Leonardo Fibonacci – the mastermind who found patterns in nature.
    • Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor. This wonderfully illustrated picture biography for kids brings to life the story of Marie Tharp – a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.
  4. Whether you’re looking for biographies for a school project or because your child loves learning more about famous individuals, these biography books for kids are a perfect place to start. The Best Biography Series for Kids

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