Non-fiction chapter books?

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  1. Roobunny

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    Oct 23, 2012

    I have an advanced reader whose parents are trying to get him to read more chapter books - he hasn't caught on to them yet. I did mention to his parents that I've noticed he LOVES biographies and anything historical and that I could probably do some research to find some good recommendations.

    Does anyone know of any good biography and/or historical chapter books that are on a 3rd grade reading level?

    THANKS!
     
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  3. mopar

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    The Magic Treehouse Series has some nonfiction compliments to their fiction books.

    DLK has some good low level biographies.
     
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    What are You Figuring Now?: The Story of Benjamin Banneker by Jeri Ferris is a brief autobiography in a series from Carolrhoda that might be of interest to your student. It comes from a series called Creative Minds Biographies. I believe their Lexile is around 850 or so. They're short and generally high-interest as far as biographies go. I particularly like the Banneker book because he's such an underrated historical figure who achieved greatness through hard work, determination, and dedication to his love of mathematics and astronomy.
     
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    Helen Keller by Davidson and many other biographies by Davidson are very good.
     
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    Thanks for the responses! I am going to start researching these titles.
     
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    Scholastic has a couple series of beginning biographies. I know one is called "Before I Was Famous" and is about their childhoods. The other is just a general biography, but I can't remember the name.
     
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    Use bookwizard

    When I need to find books my first stop is usually http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/
    I searched nonfiction in the search box for grade 3 interest level and came up with slightly under 500 titles. You could then edit by genre and come up with a smaller list. Print out or email list for parents to use, or show them how to use the site themselves.
     
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    Thanks so much Cat!
     

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