Parents, teachers, and, most of all, kids will benefit from this book, which combines creative activities with a comprehensive, up-to-date list of biographies written for children. The key to learning about famous people is active involvement, and this book provides over one hundred clever ways to interact with biographical literature.
Some ways to have fun with heroes: Making Ken and Barbie dolls into real heroes like the Babes--Babe Ruth and Babe Didrikson Zaharias; reading about Harriet Tubman's courage and then designing a hero's button to wear; discovering Albert Einstein's genius and deciding what he might have carried in his fanny pack; visiting "Michelangelo's World," which kids will design after reading a biography of one of the world's greatest artists; or making stained glass windows honoring a living hero and humanitarian, Mother Theresa.
The material is organized by age group; pre-school (ages 3-5), primary (ages 6-8), intermediate (9-11), and young people (12-14). The activities, written for children and adults to enjoy together, precede the age-appropriate book listings. In a lively, often humorous way, they encourage children to have fun with famous men and women. Book listings are arranged in a user-friendly format. Over one hundred award-winning titles have been reviewed, and many other high-quality books are annotated.