Reading & Biography

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site
A wealth of information on children’s literature including book reviews, author information, themes of children’s literature as well as curriculum areas.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
A comprehensive guide to children’s literature with information for kids, parents and teachers.
Provides reading suggestions, games and activities related to books and information about children’s authors.

The Reading Corner
Brief reviews of books for children and young adults.

World of Reading
An interactive site offering children the chance to read about books and submit their own reviews.



Biographical Dictionary
Over 28,000 short biographies on people from ancient times to the present.

Biography Center
Links to biographies of thousands of people.

Infoplease Biography
Short biographies from Infoplease Almanac online.

Links to biographies of people who have died.

Colonial Hall
Biographies of America’s founders including the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Amazing Americans
A variety of Americans who made this country what it is today.

AFRO-American Almanac
Famous African American men and women.

Hispanic Heritage
Biographies of famous Hispanics.


Anthropology Biography
Biographies of people who influenced anthropology.


Web Gallery of Art
Artist Index has short biography of artists and photos of several of their works.

Authors & Illustrators

Authors & Illustrators on the Web
The websites of children’s book authors and illustrators.


Dictionary of Composers
Facts about composers plus links to more information.


Explorers on the Web
Links to websites on several famous explorers.


Inventors and inventions with special lists of Black, Canadian, and Women inventors.

Hall of Fame
Information on inventors in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Presidents of the United States
Extensive information on each president with links; some contain audio and video.

Information on the presidents from the Whitehouse site.


African Americans in Science
Biographies of African Americans in the field of science.

4000 Years of Women in Science
Biographies of women in science, some are very brief.


Distinguished Women
Biographies of women, seachable by name or by field.

Great Women
National Women’s Hall of Fame.

First Ladies
Biographies of the First Ladies on the Whitehouse site.