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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Active Filters: 1st grade (Ages 6-7), Trade Paperback
Abraham Lincoln
DK Eyewitness Readers Level 3
by Justine & Ron Fontes
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in DK Readers (Location: O4C-EAR)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Alexander the Great
by Andrew Langley
Reissue from Oxford University
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$5.94
Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
by James Cross Giblin
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.79
Andrew Jackson
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin
by Marguerite Henry
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 1st-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$9.50 (1 in stock)
Country Artist
by David R. Collins
from First Avenue Editions
Biography for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Discovering Great Artists
by MaryAnn F. Kohl & Kim Solga
from Bright Ring Publishing
for Preschool-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
$16.11 $13.00 (2 in stock)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
by Jack C. Harris
from Golden Books
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Famous Children: Chopin
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: I)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Famous Children: Haydn
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: I)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Famous Children: Mozart
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: I)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself
by Margaret Frith
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 1st-3rd grade
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
From Akebu to Zapotec
by June Hathersmith
from Wycliffe Bible Translators
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: BIB-CHUHIS)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Gandhi
by Rae Bains
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Granny Han's Breakfast
by Shelia Groves
from OMF
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$2.50 (4 in stock)
Granny Han's Breakfast
by Shelia Groves
from OMF
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$3.00 (6 in stock)
Hannibal
by Jacob Abbott
from Canon Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$10.20
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
by Jean, Illustrated By Pinkney, Jerry Marzollo
from Scholastic Inc.
Picture Book Biography for Kindergarten-3rd grade
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Heroes of the Revolution
by David A. Adler
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: G3D-HIS)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
In Search of the Little Prince
by Bimba Landmann
from Eerdmans
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$14.45 $11.90 (1 in stock)
Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion
by Andrea Gianopoulos
1st edition from Capstone Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.76 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie
by Peter & Connie Roop
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
Historical Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$5.91 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Marie Curie
by Ibi Lepsckey
from Trumpet Club
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Martin's Big Words
by Doreen Rappaport
Reprint from Hyperion Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.39
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
by James T. de Kay
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.24
Meet Thomas Jefferson
by Marvin Barrett
from Random House
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
One Giant Leap
by Don Brown
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$5.91
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
by Tomie dePaola
from Holiday House
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.64
Peter the Great
by Diane Stanley
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
Biography for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Picture Book of Sojourner Truth
by David A. Adler
Ill from Holiday House
Picture Book Biography for 1st-3rd grade
Pieter Brugel
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Purple Mountain Majesties
by Barbara Younger
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISREF-US)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Salvador Dali
by Mike Venezia
Revised from Children's Press
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
Stephen Foster and His Little Dog Tray
by Opal Wheeler
from Zeezok Publishing
for 1st-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: Music-Ap)
$13.95
Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans
by Edward Eggleston
from Yesterday's Classics
Narrative History for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Uncommon Traveler
by Don Brown
from Houghton Mifflin
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Who in the World was the Forgotten Explorer?
by Lorene Lambert & Jed Mickle
from Well-Trained Mind Press
Picture Book Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.08
Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?
by Robert Beckham & Jed Mickle
from Well-Trained Mind Press
Picture Book Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.08
Who Owns the Sun?
by Stacy Chbosky
from Landmark Editions
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Who Owns the Sun?
by Stacy Chbosky
from Landmark Editions
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)