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Introducing children to popular historical, literary and current figures, biographies and autobiographies for kids are perfect for inquisitive children. Written for young readers, the selection below will surely whet their intellectual appetites – take a look for yourself.

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Biographies & Autobiographies for Kids

  • Ariana Grande 100% Unofficial

    Malcolm Mackenzie

    Product Code: BYYTI
    Hardback
    Ariana is not just the ponytailed princess of pop, she is one of the world's biggest stars, every album and every single she releases tops the chart, she is the number one most followed female on Instagram, a fierce advocate for women's rights, and a supporter of the LGBT+ community, she's a businesswoman, an actress, and a survivor, who puts family first, and that includes seven rescue dogs. If anyone thinks they can come for her crown, we've got three words for them , "thank you, next."
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  • Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

    Rebel Girls

    Product Code: CBRWD
    Hardback
    In Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code, Ada uses her incredible imagination to dream up technology that could have jump-started the digital age nearly two hundred years ago. In fact, she writes what will become the world's first programming language. As a child, Ada is curious about everything. She is obsessed with machines and creatures that fly, even going so far as to write her own book about them called "Flyology." Along with her cat, Mistress Puff, Ada gets into all sorts of trouble. According to her mother, Ada is a bit too wild and her imagination could benefit from some discipline, so she puts Ada into a rigorous syllabus of mathematics, languages, and geography. When Ada comes out in London's high society, she is invited to the most popular soiree in town, hosted by the renowned inventor Charles Babbage. It is there that she encounters a mysterious machine which unlocks a future full of possibilities. But she can't escape marriage forever, and soon finds herself a wife with three children. She aches to study math again, to stand on the same ground as the eccentric inventor she met so many years ago. She hires tutors to teach her absolutely everything about math and numbers, before joining Babbage in his mechanical world. This is the story of a pioneer in the computer sciences, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also proof that women have the intellectual capacity to make invaluable contributions to the Science Technology Engineering & Math world. Also included is further information on Ada's legacy today and activities based on simple coding and mathematical concepts.
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  • Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

    Rebel Girls

    Product Code: CBRON
    Hardback
    In Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, Sarah Breedlove (AKA Madam C.J. Walker) reinvents and rebrands herself as a forceful entrepreneur whose products still dominate the black hair care industry today. Born on the same plantation where her parents were once enslaved-Sarah is the first child in her family born free. When Sarah is just a girl, she learns the value of hard work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. By fourteen, Sarah is a wife and by eighteen she is a mother. From the stress of backbreaking labor and having to grow up so quickly, Sarah's hair begins to fall out! Instead of falling into despair, Sarah learns how to take care of her hair and invents her own recipe to encourage her hair to grow. But Sarah has a problem. She can't get people to buy her products at first. So, she rebrands herself as "Madam C.J. Walker," a fancy high society lady with the authority and know-how to help black women with their hair. As Madam C.J. Walker, she builds a business empire, dominates the black hair care market with her natural products, and offers opportunities for other poor washerwomen in her community to have a path to financial freedom. With her immense wealth, she treats herself too. She buys herself cars, fancy dresses, and a mansion with 34 rooms! This is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, which is now a multibillion-dollar industry, but it's also a tale of the importance of empowering women to become economically independent. After Words includes text on Madam C.J. Walker's lasting legacy today as well as educational activities on entrepreneurship.
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We stock a wide range of autobiographies and biographies for children, with each focusing on important figures from history and the present day. These sorts of books are a great resource for children, and will teach them lots about the world and the people who've shaped it.

Important stories

If you know a child who has a budding interest in the world around them, how it works and how it can be changed for the better, biographies for kids are perfect. They talk about people from the past as diverse as Mo Farah, Christopher Columbus and Marie Curie – people whose stories are engrossing and entertaining. Our autobiographies for children are also interesting, giving kids first-hand accounts from the people who matter.

New skills

The writing style of biographies and autobiographies lends itself well to the sorts of projects kids get up to at school, and reading them teaches them comprehension, informative writing and persuasive skills – all very important for building literacy skills in youngsters.

Browse our selection of biographies

Take a look through our range and find a book to suit your child. With so many on offer, we're certain you'll discover a title that'll get them engrossed.

Browse our full range of children's books

  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
  • Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
  • What Would She Do? by Kay Woodward
  • I am a Hero
  • Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favili
  • Winston Churchill by Katie Daynes

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