Middle elementary readers love Margaret Davidson biographies.
These engaging, short chapter books enable young readers to devour a book in a day (or a few), offering a sense of accomplishment and the personal satisfaction of "I did it!"
Margaret Davidson pens the stories of world changers; real people (and in some cases animals) solving real problems. As a child, Margaret was an eager reader. Her love for story shines through her work. Her biographies include:
Abraham Lincoln, Margaret Davidson and Robert Shore
Balto: The Dog Who Saved Nome, Margaret Davidson and Cathie Bleck
Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom, Margaret Davidson
Helen Keller, Margaret Davidson and Wendy Watson
Helen Keller's Teacher, Margaret Davidson and Wayne Blickenstaff
I Have A Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King, Margaret Davidson
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind, Margaret Davidson and Janet Compere
My Lords Richard, Margaret Davidson
The Adventures of George Washington, Margaret Davidson
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the Telephone, Margaret Davidson and Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
The Story of Benjamin Franklin: Amazing American, Margaret Davidson and John Speirs (Illustrator)
The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Davidson
The Golda Meir Story, Margaret Davidson
The Story of Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball, Margaret Davidson
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor: The Wizard of Menlo Park, Margaret Davidson
Unlike many older biographies, some libraries are keeping Margaret Davidson treasures on the shelves, making them readily available--at least for now! Check out your library. Maybe you will find one of these gems living on the shelves. If so, borrow it!
And, perhaps your family will be like ours. We've had several learners move quickly through these reads. They're well loved. Hence, this is one series we keep collecting for our home library. If your learners grow to love her work, consider adding them to the bucket list for your home library--the library that grows with your children.
Cheryl will be presenting Growing a Home Library on Saturday, December 1 from 10am to Noon. The morning will be packed with practical helps and lots of book suggestions. Save the date on your calendar and watch the Celebrate Simple Facebook page for more details, coming soon!