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: 2nd grade (Ages 7-8)
A is for Abigail
by Lynne Cheney
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$10.00
Abe Lincoln
by Kay Winters
1st edition from Simon and Schuster
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.76 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Abigail Adams
Sowers Series
by Evelyn Witter
Second Printing from Mott Media
for 1st-3rd grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Abigail Adams
A Discovery Book
by Helen Stone Peterson
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Abraham Lincoln
DK Eyewitness Readers Level 3
by Justine & Ron Fontes
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in DK Readers (Location: EAR-DK)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln
A Discovery Book
by Anne Colver
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Abraham Lincoln & His Family - Paper Dolls
by Tom Tierney
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Paper Dolls (Location: COL-DOLL)
$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: COL-DOV)
$2.99
Adoniram Judson
by Sharon Hambrick
from Bob Jones University Press
for 1st-2nd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Adoniram Judson: A Grand Purpose
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Adventures of Munford: Munford Meets Robert Fulton
by Jamie Aramini
Fir from Geography Matters
for 2nd-4th grade
in Geography Matters products (Location: GEO-GEOM)
Alexander the Great
by Andrew Langley
Reissue from Oxford University
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.94
Alexander the Great
by Demi
from Marshall Cavendish Education
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$16.99
Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
by James Cross Giblin
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.79
America's Paul Revere
by Esther Forbes
from Sandpiper Books
Biography for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$11.04
America's Paul Revere
by Esther Forbes
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
Amistad - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$2.96
Amy Carmichael: Rescuing the Children
Heroes for Young Readers
by Renee Taft Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
And the Word Came With Power
by Joanne Shetler, Patricia Purvis
from Wycliffe Bible Translators
for 2nd-12th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.80 (2 in stock)
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
by Jean Fritz & Margot Tomes
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HISA-18REV)
$6.99 $3.50 (2 in stock)
Andrew Jackson
Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Anselm of Canterbury
Christian Biographies for Young Readers
by Simonetta Carr
from Reformation Heritage Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
Around the World in a Hundred Years
by Jean Fritz
from Penguin Putnam
Biography for 2nd-5th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
Around the World in a Hundred Years
by Jean Fritz
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-5th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HISA-16EXP)
$3.50 (2 in stock)
Athanasius
Christian Biographies for Young Readers
by Simonetta Carr
from Reformation Heritage Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
Augustine of Hippo
Christian Biographies for Young Readers
by Simonetta Carr
from Reformation Heritage Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
Best of Tchaikovsky
from My Father's World
for 2nd-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: CD)
Betsy Ross
by Alexandra Wallner
from Holiday House
for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
Betty Greene: Flying High
Heroes for Young Readers
by Renee Taft Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$3.60 (1 in stock)
Buffalo Soldiers: The Story of Emanuel Stance
by Robert H. Miller
from Silver Press
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.20 (1 in stock)
Cartier
Exploring the World
by Jean F. Blashfield
from Compass Point Books
Biography for 2nd-6th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$2.40 (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: EAR-STEP)
$2.00 (2 in stock)
Church History ABCs
by Ned Bustard, Stephen J. Nichols
from Crossway Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
$16.99
Cora Frear
by Susan E. Goodman
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Country Artist
by David R. Collins
from First Avenue Editions
Biography for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
D'Aulaire American Biographies Package
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$100.52
David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Diego Rivera
by Duncan Tonatiuh
First Edition from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Discovering Great Artists
by MaryAnn F. Kohl & Kim Solga
from Bright Ring Publishing
for Preschool-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$16.11 $10.40 (2 in stock)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
by Jack C. Harris
from Golden Books
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$1.20 (1 in stock)
Eric Liddell: Running for a Higher Prize
Heroes for Young Readers
by Renee Taft Meloche & Bryan Pollard
illustrated edition from YWAM Publishing
Picture Book Biography for 1st-3rd grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Fairy-Tale Life: A Story About Hans Christian Anderson
by Joann Burch
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: CLE-BIO)
$1.60 (1 in stock)
Famous African-American Women - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Janet Kopito & Cal Massey
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.74
Famous Children: Chopin
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$2.80 (1 in stock)
Famous Children: Haydn
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$3.60 (2 in stock)
Famous Children: Mozart
by Ann Rachlin
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$3.60 (2 in stock)
Fifty Famous People
by James Baldwin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 1st-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Flight
by Robert Burleigh
from Philomel Books
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Francis Scott Key
by David Collins
from Mott Media
for 1st-4th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
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