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), Softcover book
Abe Lincoln
by Keith Brandt
from Troll Publishing
Picture Book Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Champions of Mathematics
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 4th-8th grade
in History of Science & Mathematics (Location: G6D-HIS)
$5.99
Drummer Boy's Battle
TrailBlazer Books
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
for 3rd-7th grade
George Washington
by Laurence Santrey
from Troll Publishing
Picture Book Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perce
by Dean Pollock
First Edition; Third Printing from Binford & Mort Publishing
Picture Book Biography for 5th-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Leonardo da Vinci
by Emily Hahn
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Mary Cassatt
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists
by Mike Venezia
from Children's Press
Picture Book Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
Story of Marquette and Jolliet
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Top of the World
by Steve Jenkins
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in 20th Century Exploration (Location: HIS-20EXP)
$6.95
Usborne Book of Explorers
by Anne Millard, Felicity Everett & Struan Reid
from Usborne
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
$7.00
Usborne Book of Explorers
by Anne Millard, Felicity Everett & Struan Reid
from Usborne
for 4th-6th grade
in Exploration (1450-1900) (Location: G3B-HIS)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
for 4th-6th grade
in New Nation (1783-1800) (Location: G3E-HIS)
$5.94 $3.50 (2 in stock)
Young Albert Einstein
by Laurence Santrey
from Troll Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: O1A-BIO)
$1.50 (2 in stock)