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), Used Books & Materials
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)
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)
Buffalo Soldiers: The Story of Emanuel Stance
by Robert H. Miller
from Silver Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Christopher Columbus
Step into Reading Level 3
by Stephen Krensky
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Step into Reading (Location: O4C-EAR)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Church History ABCs
by Ned Bustard, Stephen J. Nichols
from Crossway Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: BIB-CHUHIS)
$16.99 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Cora Frear
by Susan E. Goodman
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Degas and the Little Dancer
by Laurence Anholt
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
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 (1 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)
Genius of Leonardo
by Guido Visconti, Bimba Landmann
from Barefoot Books
for 1st-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
George Washington's Breakfast
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 1st-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: G3D-HIS)
$5.94 $4.50 (1 in stock)
George Washington: America's Patriot
Heroes of History for Young Readers
by Renee Meloche
from Emerald Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: N7C-BIO)
$4.50 (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)
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 God
by Katie & Dan Montgomery
from Augsburg Fortress
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$10.00 (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)
Hundred Penny Box
by Sharon Bell Mathis
from Viking Press
Realistic Fiction for 1st-3rd grade
Newbery Honor
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$4.00 (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)
John, Paul, George & Ben
by Lane Smith
1st edition from Hyperion/Madison Press
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Johnny Appleseed
by Eva Moore
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
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)
Linnea in Monet's Garden
by Christina Bjork & Lena Anderson
from R&S Books
Biography for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Great Artists (Location: ARTISTS)
$6.00 (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)
Meet Abraham Lincoln
by Barbara Cary
from Random House
Biography for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.24 $3.00 (2 in stock)
Meet Thomas Jefferson
by Marvin Barrett
from Random House
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
One Bad Thing About Father
I Can Read Book Level 4 (Chapter Book)
by F. N. Monjo
from HarperTrophy
for Grades 1-3
in I Can Read Books (Location: O5B-EAR)
$2.50 (3 in stock)
Peter the Great
by Diane Stanley
from William Morrow & Company
Biography for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
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)
Peter the Great
by Diane Stanley
from InquisiCorp Corporation
Biography for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Phonics Museum Reader #11
by Ned Bustard
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: PHO-VPPM)
$3.00 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Phonics Museum Reader #25
by Nancy Wilson
from Veritas Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Veritas Press Phonics Museum (Location: PHO-VPPM)
$3.00 $2.00 (2 in stock)
Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower
by David A. Adler
1st edition from Holiday House
Picture Book Biography for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
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)
River of Words
by Jen Bryant
First Edition from Eerdmans
for 1st-4th grade
Caldecott Honor Book, Sibert Medal
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Snowflake Bentley
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
from Houghton Mifflin
Biographies of Scientists and Inventors for 1st-3rd grade
1999 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$15.29 $10.00 (1 in stock)
Unfading Beauty
by Tracy M. Leininger
from His Seasons
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!
by Jody Nyasha Warner, Richard Rudnicki
from Groundwood Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) (Location: HIS-20CACR)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
You're a Grand Old Flag
by Norman Rockwell
from Atheneum
for 1st-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.00 (1 in stock)