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JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 3rd Edition

Heroes come in all sizes, colors, and ages, and 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet (2nd Revised Edition) introduces readers to a diverse cast of great Americans. The remarkable stories… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 920.073

A Head Full of Notions: A Story about Robert Fulton

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Robert Fulton was an American inventor born in 1765. Some of his accomplishments include designing some of the first submarines and designing the first commercially successful steamboat, the Clemont. Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.8
  • Dewey: 623.8'24'092

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"This presentation of the pertinent facts of the life, times, and importance of the sixteenth president of the United States is a good starting point for children beginning history studies… Read More →

A Picture Book of Anne Frank

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"The narrator, reading with clarity and precision, tells the well-known story of the Jewish girl and her family who hid during the Holocaust...[This] high-quality read-along...[is] excellent… Read More →

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"This read-along shows how Ben Franklin, one of 17 children in a poor family in Colonial Massachusetts, became one of our greatest statesmen and inventors. This straightforward biography is… Read More →

A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Well-produced and appealing readalong...expressive narration and appropriate music and sound effects...Sure bet for story time or home." - Booklist Read More →

A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...A worthwhile and significant addition to any elementary collection." - School Library Journal Read More →

A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Adler, a prolific children's book author, has done a good job describing the trajectory of Douglass's life as he moved from being a slave himself to being a freer of slaves and a tireless… Read More →

A Picture Book of George Washington

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"A lively fife and drum playing Yankee-Doodle-Dandy welcome the listener...A narrative tone that is sincere and respectful and a slow, even pace afford the young listener time to absorb… Read More →

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Gail Nelson is an unobtrusive narrator who lets Harriet Tubman's deeds and personality speak for themselves. And speak they do!" - AudioFile Read More →

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"...school and public librarians will want to include this in their collections. The audio version...will be in great demand." - School Library Journal Read More →

A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

"Teachers will welcome [this treatment of]...a simple, clear biography of Rosa Parks...The male narrator reads clearly and unemotionally, presenting the facts as Adler reports them...A good… Read More →

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

A package with simple language and detailed drawings conveys information about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson. Read More →

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story about George Washington Carver

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

There wasn't anything that George Washington Carver couldn't grow. He took the common goober--today's peanut--and created hundreds of useful products from it, turning goobers into a very… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 630'.92'4

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette—a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 973.3'85092

A World of Knowing: A Story about Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet had a sharp mind and a great determination to make a difference in the world. When Thomas met Alice Cogswell, a little girl who was deaf, he decided to go to Europe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 371.91'2'092

Alexander Graham Bell

From the Series On My Own Biography

Growing up, Alexander Graham Bell was fascinated with music, speech, and sounds. He worked hard to invent things that would not only help those with impaired hearing, but also bring people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 621.385'092

Alexander Graham Bell: A Life of Helpfulness

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Biographies

An introduction to the life of Alexander Graham Bell and how he demonstrated the value of invention and the character trait of inventiveness throughout his life. Read More →

  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 621.385092

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

Come along with Chef Alice Waters on a wonderful trip to Delicious! She learned as a child, and wants all children to share with her, the joy of tasting real food that begins not in the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 641
Fall 2019

Anne Frank: Out of the Shadows

From the Series Gateway Biographies

While her family hid during the Holocaust, Anne Frank recorded her personal reflections as well as the harrowing circumstances she faced in her diary. Read about her life before and after the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 940.53/18092 [B]

Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer

From the Series On My Own Biography

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 978.8'00496073'0092

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: All-Around Athlete

From the Series On My Own Biography

Babe Didrikson was running and jumping hedges at the age of eight. Her dedication to training and practicing resulted in her becoming one of the greatest woman athletes of the century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 796.352'092

Barack Obama

From the Series History Maker Biographies

Did you know Barack Obama's family comes from three different countries? His mother was born and raised in the United States. His father came from Kenya, in Africa. His stepfather came from Indonesia. Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 973.932092
Fall 2019

Before She Was Harriet

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

A biography of Harriet Tubman written in verse, in which poem and watercolor come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. Read More →

  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: 973.7115092 B