Biography by Type of Person

This is easily our most clumsily-titled category. We apologize, and politely ask that you get over it. Regardless of its clumsiness, you get the point: these are biographies sorted according to the occupation of the subject. So, Marie Curie will show up in the "Scientists, Naturalists & Inventors" category, and Alexander the Great can be found in "Military Heroes & Scourges."

Of course, many biographies will end up in multiple categories. For instance, Marie Curie will also be in "Famous Women" and Alexander the Great is in "World Leaders" as well. We've done our best to include each person in every category in which they belong, but we fully admit we're fallible and limited human beings.

The intention is that these interrelated categorizations will help you zero in on just the right person and topic. If you want to find out which presidents were also Army commanders, you'll be able to do so; and if you want to read a biography about a woman who was also an inventor and an explorer, these subcategories will help you find it.

Getting the most out of this system will require you to put the links on the left-hand sidebar to use. We've put countless hours into putting books in categories and then linking those categories so that you can find exactly the book you're looking for, or at least books about the person you want to read about.

We obviously haven't exhausted the "types of people" with our categories, but we've covered the major bases. Whether you want to read about a politician, a general, a school teacher, a missionary, a baseball pitcher, or an African-American missionary memoir-writer, we've done our best to facilitate your search and help you discover what you need.

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101 Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: J)
101 More Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: J)
A is for Abigail
by Lynne Cheney
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$10.00
Abe Lincoln
Landmark Series
by Sterling North
from Random House
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Abe Lincoln
by Keith Brandt
from Troll Publishing
Picture Book Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Grows Up
by Carl Sandburg
1st edition from Graphia
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.99
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
Landmark #61
by Sterling North
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Abigail Adams
Sowers Series
by Evelyn Witter
from Mott Media
for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: N7F)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Abigail Adams
by Natalie S. Bober
from Simon Pulse
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$13.95 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Jean Brown Wagoner
Reprint from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
Abraham Lincoln
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: N7A-BIO)
$9.99
Abraham Lincoln
by Clara Ingram Judson
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 3rd-7th grade
1951 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Abraham Lincoln
Sowers Series
by David Collins
from Mott Media
Biography for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: N7F)
$8.99
Abraham Lincoln
by James Daugherty
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$14.41
Abraham Lincoln
History's All-Stars
by Augusta Stevenson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
$6.99
Abraham Lincoln
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
75th Anniversary Edition from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
1940 Caldecott Medal winner
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.26
Abraham Lincoln & His Family - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: Q)
$9.99
Abraham Lincoln - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by A. G. Smith
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: R-DOVER)
$2.99
Abraham Lincoln's World
by Genevieve Foster, expanded by Joanna Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Historical Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
1945 Newbery Honor Book
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: G4D-HIS)
$18.66
Abraham Lincoln: Great Speeches
Dover Thrift Editions
by Abraham Lincoln & John Grafton, editor
from Dover Publications
Political Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: MLIT6-19)
$1.60 $1.20 (2 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years - 4 Volumes
by Carl Sandburg
from Harcourt
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$20.00 (1 in stock)
Adoniram Judson
Christian Heroes: Then & Now
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Christian Heroes: Then and Now (Location: N7B-BIO)
$9.99 $6.50 (1 in stock)
Adoniram Judson
by Sharon Hambrick
from Bob Jones University Press
for 1st-2nd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$10.00
Adoniram Judson: A Grand Purpose
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo
World Landmark #3
by Richard Walsh
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
Adventures of Herge
by Michael Farr
from Last Gasp
for 4th-10th grade
in Adventures of Tintin (Location: TINTIN)
$29.95
Adventures of Richard Wagner
by Opal Wheeler
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
$13.95
Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt
by Theodore Roosevelt
from National Geographic
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$16.00
Adventurous Life of Myles Standish
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Against the World
by Henry Coray
from Inheritance Publications
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$9.95 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
Solutions: Profiles in Science for Young People
by Robert Cwiklik
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.99
Albert Einstein: Young Thinker
by Marie Hammontree
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Alexander Graham Bell
by Elizabeth MacLeod
from Kids Can Press
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.95
Alexander Mackay
Heroes of the Faith Series
by Sophia L. Fahs
from A Beka Books
Biography for 7th-10th grade
in A Beka Book Report books (Location: E-REA)
Alexander the Great
by Robert Green
from Grolier Publishing
Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.50 (5 in stock)
Alexander the Great
by Andrew Langley
Reissue from Oxford University
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.99
Alexander the Great
World Landmark #2
by John Gunther
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
Alexander the Great
by Demi
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$19.99
Alfred the Great
by Asser
from Penguin Classics
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: MLIT2-MED)
$14.40
All That Glitters
Perspectives on History Series
by Phyllis Raybin Emert
from History Compass
Historical Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in California Gold Rush (Location: G4C-HIS)
$7.95
All Things for Good
Leaders in Action Series
by Steve Wilkins
from Cumberland House
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Leaders in Action (Location: N6C-BIO)
$16.95
Along Came Galileo
by Jeanne Bendick
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$11.01 $7.50 (1 in stock)
Always Inventing
by Tom L. Matthews
from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.99
Amazing Grace
by Eric Metaxas
from HarperOne
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$15.99
Amazing Grace of Freedom
by Ken Wales, Susan Wales, Ted Baehr
2nd edition
for 6th-10th grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
by James Cross Giblin
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.99
Amelia Earhart - Coloring Book
by Muriel Earhart Morrissey
from Bellerophon Books
for 3rd-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Beatrice Gormley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
$7.99
Amelia to Zora
1st edition from Charlesbridge
for 3rd-5th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
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