We love reading books about famous people in our homeschool. It really helps history, science and whatever else we are studying come to life. This is especially true when you are reading about the famous person that created a cure you just read about in science. Or a general who helped to lead his soldiers out of battle during a famous war. If you enjoy reading books in addition to what they are studying you will love this mega list of biographies for kids.
The Benefits of Reading Biographies for Kids:
Biographies can make history come to life.
When you read a biography you are reading the story of that famous person’s life and how they came to accomplish all that they did. You aren’t having to memorize important dates on a timeline or study for a history test. You just get to rid about a very interesting person and their real life story of how they came to do what they did that made them become famous! If you enjoy living books in your homeschool, then biographies are for you.
Biographies are inspiring.
Biographies are inspiring, and motivating. They can stir something within you to be a better person, to work harder, to be creative to make a difference in this world. These people who are famous, were regular, ordinary people before they became famous. They overcame challenges, and many grew up with a very difficult up bringing. Many of them experienced lot of sadness and tragedy, but they overcame it to move on to do great things.
Check out this mega list of biographies for kids:
There are so many biographies out there that is hard to just pick individual ones. This will cover many different series, and books that have a wide variety of people to choose from to read about in your homeschool study.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the HUGE stack of historical and missionary biographies at the our homeschool convention. I was blown away by the different stories and how much there was to choose from to read. These biographies will pull at your heart strings, and they are amazing for family read alouds. They bring about so much to talk about God’s goodness, his grace and his provision.
If you would like to get started on these I recommend This First Set of Five Missionary Biographies.
If your family enjoys missionary stories here are even more books, plus a free printable pack to use with them!
When were first saw the YWAM books at the homeschool convention I was drawn to the missionary stories and my husband was immediately pulled to the history books. He is a history buff and was blown away by the titles of so many famous people he loved to learn about. We walked away with a big armful of books that year. They look amazing on our bookshelf and we get lots of compliments on them.
This is the first set of five of the Heroes of History books to get started on.
These chapter book biographies are perfect for ages 6-8. They have word definitions, test your knowledge, and a wrap up of their legacy to society. There are 13 titles to choose from so far, from Alexander Hamilton, Jane Goodall, Abraham Lincoln, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart and more.
Fun Educational Biographies: Who Was? Series
With over 150 titles, the Who Was? series tells the incredible stories of trailblazers, legends, innovators, and creators. Enhance your history studies with these easy readers that are written in a way that children will enjoy and want to read.
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Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!