We've enjoyed reading the many Benjamin Franklin biography books for kids in order to compile this list. Franklin truly was a remarkable man. Centuries later, his curiosity is still contagious! He had such wide ranging interests, each deep enough to generate a much needed invention--most of which are still in use today.
Students can see Benjamin Franklin's inventions all around them-- from the postal system that they use to mail their letters to the bifocal glasses that their grandparents wear to the odometer that measures the miles on their parents car. "Seeing" Ben Franklin all around them helps make the man much more 'real' and relevant in their own lives.
are some of the best Benjamin Franklin biography books for
children, each of which does a great job of bringing this 'old guy who
lived a long time ago' to life for young people.
The Amazing Life of
by James Cross Giblin
3rd grade - 6th grade
Ben Franklin, His
Wit and Wisdom
from A to Z
by Alan Schroeder
His Life and Ideas
with 22 Activities
4th grade - 8th grade
Ben and Me
An Astonishing Life of
by His Good Mouse Amos
3rd grade & Up
Below are several other well-recommended children's biographies of Benjamin Franklin. We don't have dedicated review pages for these books because we haven't had a chance to read yet, but we wanted to let you know about them...
To learn more about any of these books, click the book titles to see their listing on Amazon. Note that if you purchase an item, they give us a small referral fee.
Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia (the teachers/sisters behind this website)
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