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Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids
Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids

Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids

From Alvin Ailey to Zishe the Strongman



152 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9781937589578

Rights: WOR

Huron Street Press (Apr 2014)

Price: $19.95


The 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.


"Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids will be useful to public and school librarians, teachers, parents and academic librarians working with children's literature, teacher preparation programmes and literacy. The majority of the entries detail books that have been published within the past 15 years, so they should be easy to locate in current comprehensive children's literature collections." —Alyssa Annico, Reference Reviews

Author Biography

Rob 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.