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Biography Books for Kids

The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
The Literary Adventures of Washington Irving
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Follow author Washington Irving from his birth in New York City to his meeting with his namesake George Washington. Discover what inspired his classic stories, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Step back in time and find out how his creations helped lay the foundation of American folklore.


$17.95
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women, living life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.


$17.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Who
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Introduce young readers to some of the world's most interesting and important people in this bold and lively first biography book. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring profiles of each person, along with fascinating facts about about their accomplishments and contributions. This book inspires kids about a world of possibilities and taps into their natural curiosity about fascinating role models from education advocate Malala Yousafzai to astronaut Neil Armstrong.


$14.99
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman
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When she was a young girl, Narcissa loved nothing better than to read heroic tales about brave men and women risking their lives to bring Christian ideas to ''barbarians'' in far-off places. In 1831, her dream of doing the same was about to come true. That's when some Indians arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, looking for the ''White Man's Book of Heaven.'' Their quest was the answer to Narcissa's prayers: She would bring salvation to ''those wandering sons of our native forests.''


$16.95
Bylines
Bylines
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Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist who traveled the world, blazing a path for women and writing about others who also made history.


$19.95
Mozart - Softcover
Mozart - Softcover
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At 5 years old, he composed a minuet. By six, he was performing for royalty. The compelling story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a timeless tale of musical genius, its rewards, and its pitfalls.


$7.99
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
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Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domremy who would change France forever. A farmer's daughter, she seemed destined for an unremarkable life. But as the dramatic narrative of this World History Biography reveals, Joan's life was anything but ordinary.


$17.95
Nelson Mandela - Softcover
Nelson Mandela - Softcover
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Nelson Mandela comes to life for readers in this portrait of a diplomatic man whose unwavering commitment to freedom and unity gained him both the Nobel Peace Prize and Time's Man of the Year honor in 1993.


$6.95
Elizabeth I - Hardcover
Elizabeth I - Hardcover
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No one thought that Elizabeth would live to become Queen of England. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, for treason in 1536. He then disowned his daughter, declaring her illegitimate. But in 1544, Parliament reestablished her in the line of succession after her half brother and her half sister. Endowed with immense personal courage and a keen awareness of her responsibility as a ruler, Elizabeth commanded throughout her reign the unwavering respect and allegiance of her subjects.


$17.95
$11.99
Alexander - Softcover
Alexander - Softcover
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This concise, visual biography of one of the world's most fascinating historical figures engages kids by using colorful photographs, illustrations, maps, and archival objects, as well as lively narrative. Using period artwork, primary source accounts, photographs, artifacts and a lively, engaging text, this book examines the life of Alexander the Great, from his childhood to his major achievements and victories in battle.


$7.99
$4.99
Isaac Newton - Softcover
Isaac Newton - Softcover
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Born in England in 1643, Isaac Newton grew up in the age when Renaissance thinkers were challenging accepted ideas throughout Europe. Fascinated by all earthly science, Newton developed laws of motion and universal gravitation that also furthered our understanding of the movement of celestial bodies. This vibrant biography profiles the famed physicist as an acclaimed mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, philosopher, and inventor as well. Readers will discover the genius who inspired Alexander Pope to write, "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;/God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light."


$7.99
Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary
Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary
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This action-packed book celebrates the extraordinary life of Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand farm boy who in May 1953 became the first person known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Roped to a Sherpa named Tenzing Norgay, the iron-willed Hillary crossed deadly icefalls, clawed his way up vertical walls, and persevered through gale-force winds until he finally reached the top of the world. Along with this gripping adventure, readers follow the explorer's route to the South Pole, his quest to find the Abominable Snowman, and his continuing efforts to help the Sherpa people, without whom, Hillary is convinced, he never would have scaled Everest. Young readers will find this book hard to put down!
$17.95
Nevermore
Nevermore
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This intriguing photobiography examines the life and times of the author and poet who influenced future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters.


$19.95
Airborne
Airborne
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They were unconventional geniuses who loves solving mechanical problems but never graduated from high school. Two brothers with brilliant minds, the ability to build what they envisioned, and the determination to tinker and test until they got something right. Packed with intriguing photos of Wilbur and Orville Wright, their family, and their many experiments, this newest photo-biography reveals the personalities and lives of these extraordinary young men who resolved those problems of flight that stumped the experts and built the first airplane that really could fly!
$18.95
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein - Softcover
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein - Softcover
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On the 100th anniversary of the publication of his special theory of relativity, this National Geographic photobiography chronicles the life of one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived.


$7.95
$1.99
Hero of the High Seas
Hero of the High Seas
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In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen. Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper tells the story of this hero of the high seas with an invigorating realism and eye for detail. This historical biography is generously illustrated with period artwork, and photographs of historical artifacts. Fine National Geographic cartography traces Jones' voyages and ports of call.


$21.95
$11.99
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
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Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow!


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea
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Explore one of the most recognized figures in American history with this biography of Sacagawea. Kids will learn about her crucial role in the Lewis and Clark expedition and her influential legacy. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers.


$3.99
Untamed
Untamed
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Jane Goodall, one of the most recognized scientists in the Western world, became internationally famous because of her ability to observe and connect with animals. A girl of humble beginnings, she made scientific breakthroughs thought impossible by more experienced field observers, when she was only in her twenties. Jane’s work with animals shaped her life, leading her into a tireless fight to protect the environment so that chimpanzees and other animals might continue to have a future here on Earth. Jane Goodall’s extraordinary legacy has made a great impact on the scientific community.


$18.99
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell
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Say hello to the inventor of the telephone—and so much more. Through leveled text and engaging photos, kids meet Alexander Graham Bell and learn about his important invention as well as his role in the founding of the National Geographic Society. This level 2 text provides easy-to-access information perfect for independent readers.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama
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What biography series is complete without a title on U.S. President Barack Obama? The election of an African American president was truly a monumental day in American history. His legacy will live on as a barrier-breaker and a pioneer. Learn all about our 44th president in this fascinating leveled reader.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
National Geographic Readers: Amelia Earhart
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This fascinating book about Amelia Earhart is among the first of many titles in the National Geographic Readers series to highlight important historical figures and brings an understanding of her historical significance to a whole new audience. Young readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this pioneering pilot and adventurer, whose disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 has intrigued audiences for decades. This updated Level 1 reader includes new evidence that suggests proof of her life on a desert island.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
National Geographic Readers: Anne Frank
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In this National Geographic Reader, among the first to introduce young readers to important historical figures, kids will learn about the brave and tragic life of Anne Frank, the young girl whose diary, kept while in hiding from Nazis, is one of the most important and insightful books of the World War II era. This Level 3 reader explores not just the diary, but also her life and the important role she played in 20th-century history.


$3.99
$2.99
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
National Geographic Readers: George Washington
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Learn all about George Washington, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This National Geographic level 2 reader is carefully crafted for kids who have begun to read independently and written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the historians of tomorrow.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.
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The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln
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The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln's impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War.


$3.99