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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Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
Picture Book Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.76 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln: Frontier Boy
by Augusta Stevenson
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: BIO-COFA)
$3.00 (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)
$4.00 (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: EAR-DK)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Adoniram Judson: A Grand Purpose
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Albert Einstein: Young Thinker
by Marie Hammontree
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: BIO-COFA)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Alexander Graham Bell
by Elizabeth MacLeod
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Always Inventing
by Tom L. Matthews
from National Geographic
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
America's Paul Revere
by Esther Forbes
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (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)
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)
$8.50 (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: HIS-USREV)
$6.99 $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: HIS-USREV)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Andrew Jackson: Young Patriot
Childhood of Famous Americans
by George Edward Stanley
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: BIO-COFA)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Beethoven/Haydn Lapbook Set
by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: ELE-MUSOW)
$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 Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$9.50 (1 in stock)
Betsy Ross
by Judith St. George
from Henry Holt and Company
Biography for 3rd-7th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Betsy Ross
by Alexandra Wallner
from Holiday House
for 2nd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.50 (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)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Brahms/Schubert Lapbook Set
by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: ELE-MUSOW)
$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)
Buffalo Bill: Frontier Daredevil
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Meryl Stevenson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: BIO-COFA)
$6.79 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Chopin
by George Ruttkay
from Hyperion Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$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: EAR-STEP)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Columbus
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.26 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Columbus and the Renaissance Explorers
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-7th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$3.00 (3 in stock)
Cora Frear
by Susan E. Goodman
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Augusta Stevenson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: BIO-COFA)
$6.79 $4.50 (1 in stock)
David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 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: BIO-COFA)
$6.79 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Discovering Great Artists
by MaryAnn F. Kohl & Kim Solga
from Bright Ring Publishing
for Preschool-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$18.95 $13.00 (3 in stock)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
by Jack C. Harris
from Golden Books
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Eddie Rickenbacker: Young Racer and Flyer
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Catherine Cleven
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Eleanor Roosevelt
by Barbara Somervill
1st edition from Compass Point Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$2.00 (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)
Explorers News
The History News
by Michael Johnstone
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$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: ELE-MUSHIS)
$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: ELE-MUSHIS)
$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: ELE-MUSHIS)
$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)
Francis Scott Key
by David Collins
from Mott Media
for 1st-4th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: BIO-SOW)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends
by Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: ELE-MUSOW)
$13.95 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself
by Margaret Frith
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 1st-3rd grade
in Great Artists (Location: ELE-ARTISTS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
From Arapesh to Zuni
by Karen Lewis
from Wycliffe Bible Translators
Picture Book Biography for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: XCH-KID)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Frontier Surgeons
by Emily Crofford
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: BIO-ANTH)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Gandhi
by Rae Bains
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Biographies (Location: 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: ELE-ARTISTS)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
George Muller: Faith to Feed Ten Thousand
Heroes for Young Readers
by Renee Meloche
from YWAM Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Heroes for Young Readers (Location: BIO-HERO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
George Washington
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.26 $7.60 (1 in stock)
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