Best Biographies Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 biographies books for 3 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It!

by: Curtis Granderson
Release date: Aug 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 48
Find in Library
Read Review

Curtis Granderson grew up on the south side of Chicago. He loved sports and was determined to become a successful athlete. But perhaps because both of his parents were teachers, he had an even stronger desire to succeed in the classroom. He loved learning for its own sake, and from an early age, the importance of education. Now an established Major League Baseball star, Curtis has not forgotten the lessons he learned growing up. These are lessons not only about the importance of education, but also about working hard to attain goals; lessons about character, integrity, and personal responsibility. In his book All You Can Be, Granderson shares these valuable lessons with his young fans. He has also invited fourth graders from across the state of Michigan to submit artwork that exemplifies their own goals, the best of which has been culled here to illustrate the themes of the book. This is not just a book for aspiring athletes, it is a book for any young dreamer about how he or she can develop the character to help them succeed, whether they want to be the next president of the United States, the best teacher in the country, or even the center fielder for the Detroit Tigers.

tags:

Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs

2. The Gospel for Children (Children’s Books)

by: John PiantedosiBen Cioffi
Release date: Feb 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
Find in Library
Read Review
Written in a charming rhyming style and featuring brightly-colored illustrations, The Gospel for Children introduces early and middle school aged children to Jesus through the major events in his life.
tags:

Christian Books & Bibles

3. The Story of Sacajawea (Dover History Coloring Book)

by: Peter F. Copeland
Release date: Oct 09, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
2003 marked the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and schools, libraries and other organizations planned special events and projects. A major character in the story of the expedition is Sacajawea. She was just a Shoshone teenager when she helped lead explorers Lewis and Clark through the wilds of the American Northwest. The carefully rendered illustrations in this book vividly depict scenes from the life of this remarkable young Native American — her abduction as a child by enemy tribesmen, life as a captive, and marriage to a French trader, her invaluable service during the expedition as an interpreter and guide (1805), and her eventual return to the land of her childhood. Informative captions included.
tags:

Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

4. Justin Bieber Quiz Book

by: ScholasticRiley Brooks
Release date: Feb 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 48
Find in Library
Read Review

Think you have Bieber Fever? Take these quizzes to find out just how well you know the Biebs! From his hometown to his favorite food to his spending habits, we’ve covered everything any Justin superfan should know. Plus check out the photos and other fun facts about this crooning cutie!

tags:

Children’s Books > Biographies > Musical

5. They Called Her Molly Pitcher

by: Anne RockwellCynthia von Buhler
Release date: Aug 22, 2006
Number of Pages: 40
Find in Library
Read Review
The rousing true tale of an American Revolution heroine.

When her husband joined General Washington’s army, Molly Hays went with him. All through the winter at Valley Forge, Molly watched and listened. Then in July, in the battle at Monmouth, she would show how much she had learned. Molly could tell the day would be a scorcher, so she decided to bring water from a nearby spring to the fighting men. More than 50 British soldiers would die of heatstroke that day, but the American soldiers need only cry, “Molly–pitcher!” On one trip through the fighting field, she saw her husband get shot. She satisfied herself that he wouldn’t die from his wound, then took over his job–firing off the cannon!

Molly epitomized the feisty, self-reliant spirit of the colonists who would soon win their battle for independence–and her story has rightly become a beloved legend of American history.

From the Hardcover edition.

tags:

Children’s Books > History > United States > Colonial & Revolutionary

6. The Boy in Number Four

by: Kara KootstraRegan ThomsonBobby Orr
Release date: Oct 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
“For everyone who loves hockey – young or old, player or spectator – I hope this book inspires you to simply pick up a stick, get together with some friends, and just have some fun playing the best game on earth.”
                                                                              —Hockey legend, Bobby Orr from the afterword of The Boy in Number Four
 

Bobby Orr played in the NHL with the Boston Bruins for ten seasons leading them to two Stanley Cup victories. He also played with the Chicago Black Hawks for two more— all the while wearing jersey number 4. In the Boy in Number Four, readers will get a glimpse of this hockey legend as a boy and discover the hard work, commitment, and fun it takes to make a dream into a reality.
 
This book also includes an afterword by Bobby Orr with an inspirational message for kids today.
 
tags:

Children’s Books > Biographies > Sports & Recreation

7. “Come and See” Kids: The Life of Jesus (Catholic Bible Study for Children)

by: Laurie Watson ManhardtAileen CoSandra Beyer
Release date: May 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 123
Find in Library
Read Review
Full of Bible stories, coloring pages, and fun and easy crafts, this activity book for little ones ages 3-7 is designed to accompany the adult study “Come and See: The Gospel of John”. 100 perforated pages.
tags:

Christian Books & Bibles > Catholicism

8. Easter

by: Fiona French
Release date: Feb 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review

Twelve radiant tableaux by acclaimed artist Fiona French reflect the timeless beauty of the Easter story in stained glass. Beginning with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the dramatic events unfold: the last supper, Jesus’ betrayal and arrest, his trial and mockery, the crucifixion, resurrection and his appearance to the disciples, culminating in his ascension into heaven.Fiona French’s images-inspired by the glorious English cathedral windows of Lincoln, York and Canterbury-combine with words taken from the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament to create a classic celebration of Easter and a glorious sequel to her Christmas title, Bethlehem.While aimed at children, the classic beauty of French’s stained glass illustrations and the timeless, ageless story of the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ as told in the words of sacred scripture make this a book that will appeal to all ages.Fiona French is a 1986 recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Her other books include”Snow White in New York,” “Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone,” and”Bethlehem.””

tags:

Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living

9. The Ballot Box Battle (Dragonfly Books)

by: Emily Arnold McCully
Release date: Nov 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Illustrated in full color. Just in time for the presidential election comes Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully’s stirring tale of a young girl’s act of bravery inspired by the great Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It is the fall of 1880, and Cordelia is more interested in horse riding than in hearing her neighbor, Mrs. Stanton talk about her fight for women’s suffrage. But on Election Day, Mrs. Stanton tells the heart-wrenching story of her childhood. Charged with the story’s message, Cordelia determines to go with Mrs. Stanton to the polls in an attempt to vote–above the jeers and taunts of the male crowd. With faces, landscapes, and action scenes brought to life by McCully’s virtuosic illustrations, Cordelia’s turning-point experience is sure to inspire today’s young girls (and boys) everywhere.  

From the Hardcover edition.

tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

10. Christopher Columbus (Rookie Biographies (Library))

by: Mary Dodson WadeNanci R Vargus Ed.D.Jeanne Clidas
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Christopher Columbus was looking for a faster trade route to China. Instead of finding spices, he opened the way to a part of the world no one in Europe even knew existed! The well-organized chapters help students identify key details while the photographs, timelines and other text features encourage students to make connections between historical events and enable students to better understand the text.
tags:

Children’s Books > History > Exploration & Discovery

11. Jesus Is My Special Friend (Happy Day)

by: Susan S. BalikaVickey Bolling
Release date: Dec 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 16
Find in Library
Read Review
Jesus loves everyone and is a special friend to those who believe in Him. This early reader 16-page book teaches kids about the Bible and character traits.
tags:

Christian Books & Bibles > Ministry & Evangelism > Children’s Ministry

12. Jackie Robinson (Rookie Biographies)

by: Wil MaraNanci R. VargusJeanne Ph.D. Clidas
Release date: Feb 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
When Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers he became the first African American to play on a white Major League Baseball team. Read about how Robinson changed the face of baseball when he broke the color barrier and opened the door for the non-white players that followed.
tags:

Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

13. The Little Black Dog Buccaneer (Little Black Dog Series)

by: J. B. SpoonerTerre Lamb Seeley
Release date: Apr 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Named for the pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the Black Dog doesn’t know how to stay out of trouble. True to her name, she can’t resist treasure hunting. Every port call Shenandoah makes affords new possibilities for a dog with unquenchable curiosity and a spirit for adventure. And every time she comes home she has some new trophy to offer the captain no matter how much he scolds her. Just when everyone thinks she’s given up her pirating ways, the Black Dog finds something that makes even Captain Douglas happy he’s adopted a true buccaneer.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

14. The Story of the Little Black Dog (Little Black Dog Series)

by: J. B. SpoonerTerre Lamb Seeley
Release date: Apr 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
The Black Dog’s proud profile can be found on T-shirts and hats across the country, but few people know the true story of this seafaring dog and her adventures on the Martha’s Vineyard schooner the Shenandoah. When his friend Eddie gave him an orphaned puppy, Captain Bob Douglas did not expect to keep her for more than a night. Instead she became his longtime companion and a symbol of the island. Children and adults will love this heartwarming story about a crusty Yankee sea captain and the little black puppy who won his heart and became a New England legend.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

15. Teddy Roosevelt Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)

by: Gary ZabolyColoring Books
Release date: Dec 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Theodore Roosevelt—known to all as Teddy—played many roles in his time, and this coloring book traces every stage of his remarkable life. Detailed captions accompany images depicting his illness-shadowed childhood, his embrace of strenuous outdoor pursuits, his leadership of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, his political rise, and his ceaseless championship of conservation-related causes.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

16. Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children

by: Stephanie N Van Hook
Release date: Sep 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 43
Find in Library
Read Review

Mahatma Gandhi was an ordinary child who tried to do something extraordinary with his life: he wanted to discover Truth. This book chronicles Gandhi’s inner and outer journey from childhood to the independence of India in twelve short stories, with beautiful watercolor and ink images of Gandhi and his family. For both children and grown-ups, this book explores how Gandhi discovered key principles and tools of nonviolence, including concepts like “satyagraha” and “nonviolent non-cooperation.” Perhaps most importantly, it addresses how we can bring his great message in our own lives and become peacemakers at any age! The author is an early childhood educator and executive director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. 

tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Values

17. History’s Villains – Osama bin Laden

by: Steve Otfinoski
Release date: Nov 26, 2003
Number of Pages: 112
Find in Library
Read Review
The course of world history has often been set by powerful individuals who had an insatiable hunger for power, wealth, fame, and glory. In many cases, these villains have ruled countries and empires with violence and oppression–inflicting their ideals on innocent people.

History’s Villains takes a two-sided look at some of history’s most influential villains; the series explores simultaneously the influences and experiences that shaped the figure, but does so in the context of the time. What emerges is a unique story about a world that changed a person and a person that changed the world.

tags:

Children’s Books > History

18. Ruby Bridges (Rookie Biographies)

by: Simone T Ribke
Release date: Feb 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Ruby Bridges grew up at a time when African-American people were treated as second-class citizens in many parts of the United States. At just six year old, this courageous child stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisianas school system. Her story continues to inspire people of all ages.
tags:

Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

19. Showbiz Hustlers

by: Ted LeGardeTom LeGardeTim Daley
Release date: Feb 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 254
Find in Library
Read Review
Showbiz Hustlers

An autobiography from the Showbiz Hustlers, Ted and Tom LeGarde of The LeGarde Twins. From the bushlands of Australia to Hollywood. From poverty to dreamtime. Walk and fly with Ted and Tom over 70 years and one million miles in this true to life story. From struggle and heartache to fame and fortune. The Showbiz Hustlers share their life story in hopes of inspiring generations to come!

tags:

Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Actors & Entertainers

20. Charles Darwin (Dover History Coloring Book)

by: John Green
Release date: Aug 21, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Created in observance of the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, this splendid coloring book celebrates the life of the influential 19th-century English naturalist. Thirty finely detailed images and informative captions profile Darwin’s childhood and university days; his voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle to study tortoises, finches, and other creatures on the Galapagos Islands; and the publication of the landmark works that led to his enduring fame. 
tags:

Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Biology

21. The Story of the Wright Brothers (Dover History Coloring Book)

by: Bruce LaFontaine
Release date: Dec 20, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Brothers, partners, and pioneers — the amazing tale of the two inventors who achieved the first successful heavier-than-air powered flight is recounted in this carefully rendered, well-researched coloring book.
Twenty-eight realistic, ready-to-color drawings trace the experiments and activities of Wilbur and Orville Wright from their initial glider tests (1900) and the flight of the Wright Flyer I in 1903 to a picture of Orville at the controls of an aircraft in 1947 — one year before his death. Also included are views of the Wright family in 1878; Félix du Temple flying a steam-powered aeroplane (1874); Octave Chanute and his glider (1896); and many other historic images. Accurate, informative captions accompany the illustrations.
Certain to delight coloring book fans as well as enthusiasts of aviation history, this volume offers a captivating blend of entertainment and information.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

22. Flora and Tiger: 19 Very Short Stories from My Life

by: Eric Carle
Release date: Sep 22, 1997
Number of Pages: 64
Find in Library
Read Review
My father loved animals, it is from him that I inherited that love for all kinds of creatures. My father liked to draw, it is from him that I inherited the joy of picture making. My father was a story teller, it is from him that I learned to tell a story.

Eric Carle known for his outstanding picture books, among them The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has now turned his talent to writing these short stories. Flora and Tiger is an exuberant and touching collection of personal vignettes dedicated to his gentle father, from his earliest years in America, through his boyhood in the shadow of war in Germany, to the present as an adult living and working in the United States.

Eric Carle writes of his Oma (German grandmother) and the hen who might have been a rooster, his cousin Fritz and the turtle who loved a cat, his friend Sol and his kidnapped black cat, and his Uncle Adam and his tamed ravens, and many others.

“These stories have three things in common,” Eric Carle writes, “animals and insects, my family and friends. and me.” Writing with wit and charm, full of love for the people around him, in these stories, Eric Carle welcomes readers, young and old, into his world.

tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

23. Honey-Bun

by: Anne Stockton
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 44
Find in Library
Read Review
After the death of her much-loved cat, the author finds solace in her ability to explore their past together. Through words, art and philosophy, we begin to understand how the pain of losing a beloved companion can bring us closer to an understanding of our entire lives and lead to a glorious rebirth. Highlighted by Stockton’s pastel portraits of her cat, Honey-Bun is not only a touching tribute, but also a work of art.
tags:

Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Artists, Architects & Photographers

24. Ken Taylor’s Favorite Bible Stories

by: Kenneth N. Taylor
Release date: Apr 03, 1995
Number of Pages: 303
Find in Library
Read Review
Beautifully illustrated with over 120 easy-to-read Bible stories. Many of the stories have challenging questions or practical applications. (Ages 4-12)
tags:

Christian Books & Bibles > Bible Study & Reference

25. Little Big Ears: The Story of Ely

by: Cynthia MossMartyn Colbeck
Release date: Dec 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 40
Find in Library
Read Review
Handicapped by crooked front legs, Ely the little elephant faces a grim outlook but is supported by his devoted mother and sister, who help him to adjust and eventually walk on his own, in an inspiring true story enhanced by full-color photographs.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

26. Mardy Murie Did!: Grandmother of Conservation

by: Jequita Potts McDanielJon Van Zyle
Release date: Jan 16, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Few people have been as dedicated to wilderness preservation as Mardy Murie. The first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska, she married Olaus Murie, a noted biologist, and moved to Jackson Hole in 1927. There she became involved in the enlargement of Grand Teton National Park in 1950, The Wilderness Act of 1964, and the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For all of her accomplishments, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton in 1998. This delightful book will introduce children to Mardy’s fascinating life, and it encourages them to “be nice to the land and the trees and the air . . . we can do this you and me—because Mardy Murie Did!
tags:

Children’s Books > Biographies

27. The Rebbe’s Daughter: Memoir of a Hasidic Childhood

by: Malka ShapiroNehemia Polen
Release date: Mar 04, 2002
Number of Pages: 304
Find in Library
Read Review
Malkah Shapiro grew up in Poland, the daughter of a noted Hasidic master. The Rebbe’s Daughter tells her story: a rare glimpse of the world of the Hasidic Jew in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. This is a learned text, filled with biblical, talmudic, kabbalistic, and hasidic allusions and direct quotations, demonstrating that, in contrast to the stereotype of traditional Jewish girls’ education at the turn of the century, the author was blessed with a thorough education in Judaic classics. Shapiro’s tale, translated and presented in Rabbi Polen’s capable hands, is poetic and sensitive, providing a rich and inviting history for its readers.
tags:

Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious

28. Oración para los niños (Prayer for a Child) (Spanish Edition)

by: Rachel FieldElizabeth Orton JonesAlexis Romay
Release date: Jan 25, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
Though it was written for one little girl, the prayer is for all boys and girls, and it carries a universal appeal for all ages and races. With a padded cover and sweet illustrations, this book makes a great gift in the Easter holiday season or year round.
tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

29. Steve Jobs (Rookie Biographies)

by: Joanne Mattern
Release date: Jan 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
This fact-filled Rookie Read-About Biography book introduces the youngest readers to Steve Jobsthe innovative force behind Apple Computers. Colorful photos and very simple text encourage children to read on their ownas they learn about the man who helped change the way people work and live every day.
tags:

Children’s Books > Computers & Technology

30. VII For my special girl following God and influencing the world VII – My Story and My Journey

by: Kevin L. Timmons
Release date: Sep 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 151
Find in Library
Read Review
This book is a great book that tells the readers about my life. It’s starts from very young to present years. You’ll learn a lot about my life and some of my belief’s. Enjoy the ride, but hold on!
tags:

Biographies & Memoirs

Best Selling Books for 3 year olds:

Recommended Books for 3 year olds:

Best Selling Biographies Books for:

Recommended Biographies Books for:

Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 2:46 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s