Five Best Biographies for Children List – All Ages

Here’s a list of the five best biographies for children I read this year (in alphabetical order):

ChesterNimitzCoverChester Nimitz and the Sea

What Makes this Book Stand Out:

  • This true story of one of America’s greatest World War II Admirals was written for very young readers – an unusual topic for the age group.
  • The author takes the topic of war, which is difficult to write about for a young audience and does it in a beautiful way.
  • The story introduces young children to the topic of World War II and Pearl Harbor.
  • Children will be inspired to want to learn more about American history and war heroes.
  • The illustrations are incredibly detailed and outstanding, done by a former pilot.

Read my Review

Buy the Book

ImageChristopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration with 21 Activities

What Makes this Book Stand Out:

  • This book dispels many myths about Columbus, one of the most written-abut figures in history.
  • Columbus life was fascinating, and the writer shares this in such an engaging way.
  • The old photographs and drawings are amazing.
  • There are 21 entertaining and educational activities offered for readers.
  • There are many resources in the back of the book for further learning.
  • Parents will enjoy this as much as their kids do.

Read my Review

Read my Interview with Author Ronald Reis

Buy the Book

9780803737495_p0_v1_s260x420Electric Ben

What Makes this Book Stand Out:

  •  Fascinating facts about Franklin – one of the greatest and most interesting Americans in history are revealed.
  • Some of the best Ben Franklin quotes are listed.
  • The book is rather sophisticated for young readers and that makes it uniquely appealing
  • The intricate watercolor and ink illustrations are excellent.

Read my Review

Buy the Book

 

076366460xFootwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire

What Makes this Book Stand Out:

  • The book tells the story of how Fred Astaire came to be one of the best dancers in the world, including all the struggles he encountered along the way.
  • This is a chapter book with wonderful, colorful illustrations.
  • The story teaches readers that there is no replacement for plain old hard work.

Read my Review

Buy the Book

Verdi_cover1Verdi for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 Activities

  • This comprehensive biography takes readers through the life and times of Italian opera composer, Giuiseppe Verdi.
  • The book was written celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth!
  • Readers learn about the many challenges Verdi faced in his life and also about life in Italy in the 1800s.
  • There are 21 entertaining and educational activities offered for readers.
  • Parents will enjoy this as much as their kids do.

Read my Review

Buy the Book

Other Biographies for Children We Love from Previous Years:

einstein
Albert Einstein 

benFranklinBen Franklin

DarwinCharles Darwin 

dickensCharles Dickens 

FdouglassFrederick Douglass

elizabeth_i_the_people_s_queen_her_life_and_times_21_activities
Queen Elizabeth I

TrooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

TJeffersonThomas Jefferson

van goghVan Gough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *