Biography Picture Books for Your Homeschool

Even before becoming a homeschooler I knew the importance of reading aloud. I vividly remember reading books to my ginormous pregnant belly (yes I was that mom).

But it was not until I became a homeschooler and read Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook then subsequently stumbled upon the amazing Sarah Mackenzie at Read Aloud Revival that I realized just how important the time spent reading aloud really was.

I was determined then that books would be the staple for everything in our homeschool. We would learn everything we could in all of the subjects with books as our base.

More than forty biography picture books your kids will love – an extensive list of biographies for elementary school.

For us picture books are the perfect place to linger. Emily is an auditory learner and I am a visual learner. So we use beautiful picture books to bridge our gap. This way we are both getting what we need and learning together along the way.

This series will feature our favorite picture books broken down into academic subjects so you can learn with books along with us! This post will be all about biography based picture books, these are a favorite for learning about history in our homeschool.


 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and Shark Lady: The True Story of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan The Boy Who Loved Math: The Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper On a Beam of Light: A William Still and His Freedom Stories: Marie’s Ocean: Marie Tharp Maps the A Race Around the World: The Finding Narnia: The Story of C. Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind Stephen Curry: The Children’s Book: The The Crayon Man: The True Story Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Six Dots: A Story of Young W Is For Webster: Noah Webster

 Mr. Ferris and His Wheel Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His Trombone Shorty Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True The Tree Lady: The True Story The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of The Power of Her Pen: The Malala’s Magic Pencil Bard of Avon: The Story of Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration

 Rescatando palabras (Digging for Words Spanish Rachel Carson and Her Book That The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Before She Was Harriet Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Finding Winnie Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True

 Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long The Secret Garden of George Washington Jump at the Sun: The True The Real Mccoy, The: Life of Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: Eleanor Makes Her Mark Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the Coretta Scott She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens No Truth Without Ruth: The Life The Only Woman in the Photo: Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien