From the Set Basic Biographies
A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of noted scientist and inventor Thomas Alva Edison.
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|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
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|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Basic Biographies from Children's Bookwatch on August 1, 2010
A premier publisher of books-in-series of young readers, one of The Child’s World newest offerings is ‘Basic Biographies’. This eight title series is specifically designed and written for children preschool through second grade. Featuring a first grade reading level in terms of vocabulary, each 24-page volume comes with a reinforced binding and features both full-color and historical photographs. Available individually ($22.79 List / $15.95 Library), the series features the biographies of Albert Einstein (9781602533387), Barack Obama (9781602533394), Charles Schulz (9781602533400), Helen Keller (9781602533417), Jackie Robinson (9781602533424), Michelle Obama (9781602533431), Rosa Parks (9781602533448), and Thomas Edison (9781602533455). A superbly produced series, this biography series is particularly recommended for school and community library collections and should be obtained as a complete set (9781602533851, $182.32 List / $127.60 Library).
A noteworthy review of Basic Biographies from School Library Journal on June 1, 2010
These biographies cover salient points in an accessible way, with each title condensing important information into understandable pieces. Instead of trying to explain the exact ideas that made Einstein famous, Kesselring discusses how his ideas helped other scientists. Obama provides a clear description of the man’s life before and during his presidency and outlines some of his duties, without delving into politics. The books’ clear and relevant black-and-white and color photographs sport captions that aid understanding of the subject matter. For instance, in Thomas Edison, a photo depicts the subject holding a light bulb, and the caption reads ‘Thomas did not invent the light bulb.’ The text on the opposite page explains that he improved on an existing model. These are quality introductions.