Biographies for Kids

kidsonbooksHere is a starting list of biographies and stories based on historical events for children. Watch for more to be added in the future!

Titles are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
Along Came Galileo by Jeanne Bendick
John Billington, Friend of Squanto by Clyde Robert Bulla
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? and others by Jean Fritz
Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman by Marguerite Henry
Benjamin West and his Cat Grimalkin by Marguerite Henry
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
Patty Reed’s Doll by Rachel Laurgaard
Boys and Girls of Colonial Days by Michael McHugh
Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day by Scott O’Dell
Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey
Off the Map ed. by Peter and Connie Roop
Go Fly a Kite, Ben Franklin by Peter and Connie Roop
William Bradford, Pilgrim Boy by Bradford Smith
Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma
Morning Star of the Reformation (Wycliffe) by Andy Thomson
Thunderstorm in the Church (Martin Luther) by Louise Vernon
Ink on His Fingers (Gutenberg) by Louise Vernon
God’s Mountain Man: Jedidiah Strong Smith by Esther Loewen Vogt
Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

Biographies by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, such as Pocahontas, Abraham Lincoln, +++ Christopher Columbus, Leif the Lucky, and George Washington
Biographies by Diane Stanley (beautiful illustrations!), such as Good Queen Bess,
+++Joan of Arc, The Bard of Avon, Leonardo da Vinci, Cleopatra, and Michelangelo
The Sower Series biographies, written by different authors, published by Mott Media

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