eXtra Special People: Biographies for Kids

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eXtra Special People: #Biographies for Kids | LibraryAdventure.com

When we are learning about new people in our homeschool studies, we often like to delve deeper into the life of that person. However, sometimes it can be quite difficult to find books that aren’t too dry. I want something for my kids that is full of good information yet will hold their attention. Over the years, we have found several biographical series that we continually go to as our first choice for information.

David A. Adler "A Picture Book of…" Biographies for Kids | libraryadventure.com

David A. Adler has written a fantastic series of picture book biographies. I would say these are geared toward younger elementary aged students. From presidents to national figures to famous sportsmen, these short biographies are sure to hold a youngster’s attention.

Getting to Know the World's Greatest series

Another of my favorite picture books series is written by Mike Venezia. He focuses on scientists, artists, and composers. These books are short – roughly 30 pages. My kids especially love the little cartoon quips he adds to his illustrations. They make my kiddos laugh out loud. I would say these, too, are geared for younger elementary-aged readers.

Childhood of Famous Americans: #Biographies for Kids - Book Lists A to Z | libraryadventure.com

Once my students are reading chapter books, I like to introduce them to the Childhood of Famous Americans series. The chapters are short, and the font is a large. My daughter loves reading about how the people we are learning about grew up. These books can be found in the biography section at the library, but they are written more like historical fiction so the kids don’t find them dry and boring.

Christian Heroes: #Biographies for Kids - Book Lists A - Z | libraryadventure.com

I love to read the Christian Heroes: Then and Now series aloud to my kids. Written by Janet and Geoff Benge, these chapter books follow the lives of men and women who were missionaries around the world.

Opal Wheeler #Biographies for Kids - Book Lists A - Z | libraryadventure.com

The last series I’ll share with you focuses on the lives of famous composers. Opal Wheeler writes stories that captivate her audience. Children will enjoy the simple illustrations.

About Tara Mitchell

Tara Mitchell is a wife and mom to three beautiful children ages 19, 15, and 10. She enjoys reading, cooking/baking, and crafting. When she's not driving to and from her children's activities, you can find her blogging at This Sweet Life. You can also connect with her on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Facebook.

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