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Biography for Beginners

2012
Francis S. Collins Jean Craighead George Oscar Pistorius
Emily Dickinson Lea Michele Mitt Romney
Gabby Douglas Malia Obama Judy Schachner
Missy Franklin Sasha Obama Justin Verlander
Jack Gantos One Direction  
2011
Louisa May Alcott Cullen Jones Philip C. Stead
Aung San Suu Kyi J. Patrick Lewis Hope Solo
Miranda Cosgrove Aaron Rodgers Clare Vanderpool
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Rachel Renee Russell Jacqueline Woodson
Selena Gomez Erin E. Stead
2010
Regina Benjamin Greg Mortenson Jaden Smith
Justin Bieber Jane O'Connor Taylor Swift
Meryl Davis Rick Riordan Gloria Whelan
Carol W. Greider Al Roker Charlie White
David McCauley Rebecca Stead Wong Herbert Yee
2009
David A. Adler Judith Jamison Lucy Maud Montgomery
Joe Biden The Jonas Brothers Michelle Obama
Randolph Caldecott Jeff Kinney Sonia Sotomayor
Rachel Carson Beth Krommes David Suzuki
Zora Neale Hurston Bill Martin, Jr.  
2008
Marian Anderson Langston Hughes Barack Obama
Romare Bearden C.S. Lewis Michael Phelps
Natalie Coughlin Anita Lobel Wilma Rudolph
Ella Fitzgerald Eli Manning Laura Amy Schlitz
Jennifer L. Holm John McCain Brian Selznick
Matthew Holm    
2007
Tim Berners-Lee Diane Dillon Katherine Paterson
Jean de Brunhoff Stephen Hawking Richard Peck
Kevin Clash Vanessa Anne Hudgens J.K. Rowling
Katie Couric LeBron James David Wiesner
Miley Cyrus Gordon Parks Mo Willems
Leo Dillon    
2006
Maya Angelou Dean Kamen Chris Raschka
Natalie Babbitt Coretta Scott King H.A. Rey
Margaret Wise Brown Stephanie Kwolek Margaret Rey
Bryan Collier Lisa Leslie David Shannon
Zac Efron Michael Phelps Judith Viorst
Steven Jobs    
2005
Freddy Adu Temple Grandin George Lucas
Amanda Bynes Freddie Highmore Ellen Ochoa
Andrew Clements Betsy Lewin Danica Patrick
Doreen Cronin Ted Lewin Brian Pinkney
Kate DiCamillo Lois Lowry Robert Sabuda
Tim Duncan    
2004
Ronde Barber Bill Gates Eric Rohmann
Tiki Barber Savion Glover Peter Sis
Ludwig Bemelmans Stephen Hillenburg Emma Watson
Tom Brady Andrea Davis Pinkney Michelle Wie
Judy Delton Raven Nancy Willard
Mem Fox    
2003
Avi Linda Ellerbee Ichiro Suzuki
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley Ian Falconer Michael Vick
Nick Cannon Mary GrandPre Serena Williams
Ben Carson Steve Irwin Audrey Wood
Dick Cheney Patricia MacLachlan Don Wood
Hillary Duff Robert McCloskey  
2002
Lance Armstrong Michelle Kwan Condoleezza Rice
Robert Ballard John Lasseter Louis Sachar
Barry Bonds Astrid Lindgren David Small
Laura Bush Jerry Pinkney E.B. White
Betsy Byars Daniel Radcliffe Oprah Winfrey
Lonnie Johnson    
2001
Christina Aguilera Patricia Reilly Giff Pedro Martinez
Eve Bunting Tony Hawk Frankie Muniz
George W. Bush Marion Jones Walter Dean Myers
Vince Carter Steven Kellogg Mary Pope Osborne
Barbara Cooney Maya Lin Gary Paulsen
Paula Danziger    
2000
Kofi Annan Ruth Bader Ginsburg David Satcher
K.A. Applegate Jeff Gordon Will Smith
Susan Butcher Derek Jeter William Steig
Christopher Paul Curtis Alexandra Nechita Sheryl Swoopes
Roald Dahl Daniel Pinkwater Amy Van Dyken
Lois Ehlert J.K. Rowling  
1999
Norman Bridwell Shari Lewis Bill Nye
Kobe Bryant Leo Lionni Rosie O’Donnell
Janell Cannon Jake Lloyd Faith Ringgold
Donald Crews Wynton Marsalis Briana Scurry
Sylvia Earle Mark McGwire Sammy Sosa
Virginia Hamilton Laura Numeroff Jane Yolen
1998
Marc Brown Tara Lipinski Itzhak Perlman
LeVar Burton Fredrick McKissack Dav Pilkey
Tomie dePaola Patricia McKissack Beatrix Potter
Mia Hamm Dominique Moceanu Fred Rogers
Kevin Henkes Garrett Morgan Mother Teresa
Whitney Houston Barbara Park Tiger Woods
1997
Zachary Ty Bryan Shannon Lucid Shel Silverstein
Virginia Lee Burton James Marshall Kerri Strug
Matt Christopher Mercer Mayer Dave Thomas
Al Gore Peggy Parish Mara Wilson
Grant Hill Bill Peet Jaleel White
Jack Horner Pele Kristi Yamaguchi
Michael Jordan Patricia Polacco  
1996
Aliki Jim Henson David Robinson
Tim Allen Mae Jemison Cynthia Rylant
Brandy Yo-Yo Ma Charles Schulz
Chelsea Clinton Ann M. Martin Maurice Sendak
Hillary Clinton Hakeem Olajuwon Chris Van Allsburg
Gloria Estefan Larisa Oleynik Rosemary Wells
Jane Goodall Colin Powell Laura Ingalls Wilder
Wayne Gretzky Cal Ripken, Jr. Garth Williams
1995
Jan Berenstain Ken Griffey, Jr. Mary-Kate Olsen
Stan Berenstain Melissa Joan Hart Shaquille O'Neal
Bonnie Blair Jackie Joyner-Kersee Rosa Parks
Judy Blume Ezra Jack Keats Jack Prelutsky
Jan Brett Nancy Kerrigan Richard Scarry
Eric Carle Arnold Lobel Jon Sciezka
Beverly Cleary Nelson Mandela Dr. Seuss
Bill Clinton Shannon Miller Emmitt Smith
Joanna Cole Joe Montana Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jim Davis Ashley Olsen  

 

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