book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids

**The posts I write might contain affiliate links or be written in collaboration with businesses or brands. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.**

When Jump Into a Book gets sent nonfiction children’s biographies,  I always try to read them with a few things in mind;  good writing, historical accuracy, and an informative story woven in a way that makes us want to keep reading and learning!

I know I am not alone in this thought process either so, without further ado, is a great Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids that includes stories about notable

  • Inventors and Scientists
  • Writers
  • Activists
  • Artists and  Musicians
  • Famous Americans
  • Athletes
  • And more!

Latest Nonfiction Children’s Book Biographies from Imagination Soup

nonfiction children's book biographies (spring 2018)

Nothing Stopped Sophie

Nothing Stopped Sophie is a biography about a brave young girl who loved math and followed her dreams even when this was taboo for women.

The Ultimate Abe Lincoln Booklist

Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. When I was 9 I became obsessed with him and read every book I could get my hands on. Many years later, I had the honor of giving birth to the sweetest little boy on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Today my sweet boy is 19, and nearly as tall as President Lincoln! Enjoy!

Abe Lincoln booklist

Allie at No Time for Flashcards shared a wonderful booklist of Picture Book Biographies Of Brave Girls and Women You Should Read To Your Sons and Daughters

picture book biographies

Telling an Unknown Story | Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

Author Janet Halfmann, author of Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School was always bothered that some individuals in our Nation’s history have dozens of books written about them, while others from minority groups who have accomplished amazing things might not have a single book.

So with that mind, Janet set out on a mission to tell the stories of amazing, but unknown, heroes and heroines. That effort resulted in her first book, Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, published by Lee & Low Books in 2008.

“While researching black accomplishments, I read a lot of stories about how enslaved people learned to read even though it was against the law. I wanted to somehow tell that story. That led me to search out early teachers who taught the enslaved at great risk to their lives. One of those people was Milla Granson, who historians later discovered was actually Lilly Ann Granderson. This discovery inspired my book, Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School” 

Read the full review of this wonderful story HERE.

Who inspires YOU?