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: 3rd grade (Ages 8-9), Used Books & Materials
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.76 $5.00 (1 in stock)
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)
American Presidents & Presidential First Ladies Notebooking Pages
from Notebooking Pages
for 3rd-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: G7E-HIS)
$8.00 (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: O1A-BIO)
$8.50 (3 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: G3D-HIS)
$5.94 $3.50 (2 in stock)
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?
by Jean Fritz & Margot Tomes
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: G3D-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Beethoven/Haydn Lapbook Set
by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
$12.99 $9.09 (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)
Betsy Ross
by Alexandra Wallner
from Holiday House
for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Brahms/Schubert Lapbook Set
by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
$12.99 $9.09 (1 in stock)
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
by Marguerite Henry
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Realistic Animal Stories for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$6.79 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Chopin
by George Ruttkay
from Hyperion Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music History (Location: I)
$3.50 (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)
Columbus and the Renaissance Explorers
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-7th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
$3.00 (3 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)
Davy Crockett: Young Rifleman
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Aileen Wells Parks
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: N7D-COFA)
$6.79 $4.00 (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)
Eleanor Roosevelt
by Barbara Somervill
1st edition from Compass Point Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Explorers News
The History News
by Michael Johnstone
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
$6.99 $4.50 (3 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)
First Facts About American Heroes
by David C. King
1st edition from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in American History Reference (Location: HISREF-US)
$4.00 (1 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)
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)
Grover Cleaveland, Again!
by Ken Burns
First Edition from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 3rd-8th grade
in American Presidency (Location: G7E-HIS)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Handel at the Court of Kings - Study Guide
by Judy Wilcox
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
$3.50 (1 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)
Head Full of Notions
Creative Minds Biography
by Andy Russell Bowen
from Lerner Publishing Group
Biography for 3rd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Helen Keller
by Margaret Davidson
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$5.09 $4.00 (3 in stock)
Hero Tales Volume I
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$14.99 $9.00 (3 in stock)
Hero Tales Volume I
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
Biography Anthologies for 3rd-6th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: O2F)
$10.00 (2 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)
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
Dear America
by Joyce Hansen
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th Grade
in Dear America Books (Location: LFIC)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Igor Stravinsky
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
for 3rd-6th grade
$4.00 (1 in stock)
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
by Bette Bao Lord
from HarperCollins
Immigration for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.94 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Into the Unknown
Highlights from American History
by Peter Anderson
from Falcon Press Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HIS-20EXP)
$3.50 (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)
Joseph Haydn - Study Guide
by Judy Wilcox
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
$4.95 $3.50 (2 in stock)
Journey That Saved Curious George
by Louise W. Borden
from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 3rd-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$7.64 $4.50 (1 in stock)
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