“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Written by: Alan Schroeder, Illustrated by: John O’Brien, Published by: Holiday House, 2011, 32 pp.
Synopsis: This book is a biography about Benjamin Franklin that tells about his life and inventions. In this biography, the book starts with the letter “A” and goes all the way to “Z” with one of Franklin’s accomplishments listed beside each letter.
Rationale for Use: This book would be a great one to use to introduce students to what a biography is or to introduce them to Benjamin Franklin. The lay out of the book makes it seem like an easy read because each page lists a different accomplishment that Franklin had.
Common Core Connection: Using this book could easily connect to the Common Core because students could answer questions about the story that cause them to refer back to the text. The students could also find the main idea and list supporting details.