OverviewThe right biography can be as enthralling as any work of fiction, blending facts with gripping storytelling-this is a must-have guide to the best ones for adults to read out loud to kids. Noted children's book authority Rob Reid offers a choice selection of exemplary biographies that will entertain and educate children about a variety of fascinating people and their places in history. Organized by topic, including sports, politics and leaders, the arts, science, and medicine, each annotation features a "10-Minute Selection" that showcases a particularly captivating episode of the book that can be read in one brief sitting. Parents, teachers, librarians, and other adults will find compelling and inspirational biographies for kids with the help of this useful resource.
Author BiographyRob Reid is a writer and an instructor at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of Family Storytime, Reid’s Read-Alouds, Silly Stories to Read Aloud, and Something Funny Happened at the Library and he writes regular columns on programming and children’s literature for Book Links and LibrarySparks magazines. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.