Thursday, May 21, 2015

Alexander Graham Bell by Barbara Kramer –ADVISABLE

Kramer, Barbara Alexander Graham Bell National Geographic Children's Books, 2015. $3.99 EARLY READER
This Level 2 Early Reader Biography features the life story of Alexander Graham Bell, tons of photographs, definitions, timelines, and much more. Features bright colors, text variety, and lots of interesting tidbits.
This is a fantastic book! I would say is rated as Essential but I think I would have to say the whole series is essential. My favorite is a section called “in his time” which relates to students what life was like for children during the time and in the place that Mr. Bell was raised. I know that younger students don’t often use biographies or show much interest in them, but in my school third grade is really biography heavy. An early reader for 3rd graders!? Yup. Many of them have a lower reading level, or need a lower reading level to help them to make sense of and organize the information into a project. This book had just enough information to help them do just that, without overwhelming.  LOVE all the photographs!
EL(K-3)  –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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