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: 6th grade (Ages 11-12), Hardcover
10 Inventors Who Changed the World
by Clive Gifford
from Kingfisher
for 4th-8th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: SCI-INV)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House
Landmark #61
by Sterling North
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Abraham Lincoln
by James Daugherty
First Edition from Viking Press
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Abraham Lincoln in Peace and War
by Earl Schenck Miers
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 6th-10th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Adventures and Discoveries of Marco Polo
World Landmark #3
by Richard Walsh
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Adventures of Herge
by Michael Farr
from Last Gasp
for 4th-10th grade
in Adventures of Tintin (Location: COM-TIN)
$23.96
Adventurous Life of Myles Standish
by Cheryl Harness
from National Geographic
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Alexander the Great
World Landmark #2
by John Gunther
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Amazing Grace of Freedom
by Ken Wales, Susan Wales, Ted Baehr
2nd edition
for 6th-10th grade
$6.00 (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)
Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates
1st edition from Dutton Children's Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$8.50 (1 in stock)
Andrew Jackson: Soldier and Statesman
by Ralph K. Andrist
from Harper & Row
for 5th-8th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
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)
At Her Majesty's Request
by Walter Dean Myers
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$14.00
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)
Audubon and His Sons
by Amy Hogeboom
from Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
for 6th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
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)
Bach's Goldberg Variations
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: ELE-MUSAP)
$13.56
Balboa: Swordsman and Conquistador
World Landmark #25
by Felix Riesenberg, Jr.
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Beethoven
by David Jacobs
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Beggars, Beasts and Easter Fire Stories of Early Saints
by Carol Greene
1st edition from Chariot Victor Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Church History Overviews (Location: XCH-OVE)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
Landmark #28
by Margaret Cousins
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Benedict Arnold
Revolutionary War Leaders
by Norma Jean Lutz
from Chelsea House Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$3.00 (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)
Betsy Ross and the Flag
Landmark #26
by Jane Mayer
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Black Heroes of the American Revolution
by Burke Davis
from Harcourt, Brace & World
for 4th-10th grade
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: HIS-USREV)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Bud & Me
by Alta Abernathy, Barbara Harris
2nd edition
for 5th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show
Landmark #73
by Walter Havighurst
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt!
by Jean Fritz
First Edition from G.P. Putnam's Sons
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Catherine the Great
World Landmark #29
by Katharine Scherman
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species
by Walter Karp
from Harper & Row
for 4th-8th grade
in Horizon Caravel Books (Location: VIN-HOR)
Chopin
by George Ruttkay
from Hyperion Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Clara Barton
Landmark #58
by Helen Dore Boylston
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Cleopatra of Egypt
World Landmark #50
by Leonora Hornblow
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Combat Nurses of World War II
Landmark #116
by Wyatt Blassingame
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer
by Kelly Brown
from Vision Forum
Biography for 4th-8th grade
in WWII: Pacific Theater (Location: HIS-20CWW2)
$12.00
Commodore Perry in Japan
by Robert Reynolds
from American Heritage Publishing Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Confederate Trilogy for Young Readers
by Mary L. Williamson
from Sprinkle Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HIS-19CACW)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Daniel Boone
by Stewart Edward White
from Doubleday & Company
Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness
Landmark #21
by John Mason Brown
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
David Livingstone
by Ben Alex
from Victor Books
for 4th-6th grade
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Davy Crockett
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Constance Rourke
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-7th grade
1935 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Davy Crockett
Landmark #57
by Stewart H. Holbrook
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Discoverers of the New World
from Troll Associates
for 6th-10th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-AHJL)
Discovery of the Americas
by Betsy & Giulio Maestro
1st edition from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: HIS-USEXP)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever
Landmark #78
by Ralph Nading Hill
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Dolly Madison
Landmark #47
by Jane Mayer
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAN)
Dr. George Washington Carver, Scientist
by Shirley Graham & George D. Lipscomb
Seventeenth Printing from Julian Messner
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster
by Albert Marrin
from Dutton Juvenile
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
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