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Biographies for Children


The following are all part of the Step Into Reading series for children which appeals mostly to Kindergarten-3rd graders. The stories are told in a friendly but informative manner with just the right amount of text on the page. Great for read-alouds or read-alones!


Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jaznka


Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner


The True Story of Pocahontas by Lucille Recht Penner


Escape North The Story of Harriet Tubman by Monica Kulling


Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell’s Talking Machine by Monica Kulling


Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President by Shirley Raye Redmond


Eat My Dust! Henry Ford’s First Race by Monica Kulling


Helen Keller: Courage in the Dark by Johanna Hurwitz


The Great Houdini by Monica Kulling


George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy


Thomas Jefferson’s Feast by Frank Murphy


Johnny Appleseed: My Story by David L. Harrison


The following are part of the National Geographic Kids series and include great details and photos. They are short readers (usually 32 pages) and are great for read-alouds.


Abraham Lincoln by Caroline Crosson Gilpin


Martin Luther King, Jr. By Kitson Jaznycka


The following are picture books.


Young Rosa Parks by Anne Benjamin


The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles