La Pine Elementary: Mrs. Vendetti – Biographies

Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

World Book Online Info Finder Biographies
World Book Student's Biography Center includes thousands of biographies on a wide variety of topics. Start by selecting from one or more categories, choose from our highlighted topics, or search by name.

Kids InfoBits
A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Books, Magazines, and Movies

Cover Image Famous Firsts : The Trendsetters, Groundbreakers & Risk-Takers Who Got America Moving!
Rompella, Natalie.
Montréal : Lobster Press, 2007.

Cover Image Kids Make History : A New Look At America's Story
Buckley, Susan Washburn.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Cover Image Akira to Zoltán : Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World
Chin-Lee, Cynthia.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2006.

Learn about some men who overcame obstacles to make the world a better place.

Cover Image Amelia to Zora : Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
Chin-Lee, Cynthia.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2005.

Cover Image First Ladies
Pastan, Amy.
London ; New York : DK Pub., 2009.

Cover Image Our Country's Presidents : All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama
Bausum, Ann.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009.

Complete with period paintings and photos, a comprehensive guide provides profiles, biographies, administration highlights, and political and personal accomplishments of every president in the history of the United States, along with a review of Air Force One, the Secret Service, and a look at the various Presidential retreats.

Cover Image Inventors Who Changed the World
Royston, Angela, 1945-
New York, N.Y. : Crabtree Pub., c2011.

Ever had an idea that you thought could change the world? Thomas Edison lit up the world. The Wright Brothers helped us fly around it. Tim Berners-Lee helped us all communicate in cyberspace. Discover the amazing brains behind the inventions we could not live without!

Cover Image 10 Inventors Who Changed the World
Gifford, Clive.
London ; New York : Kingfisher, 2009.

Includes ten in-depth biographies in a graphic novel format of legendary inventors, including Galileo, Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin and James Watt.

Cover Image Edison
[Toronto] : Devine Entertainment Corp., c2001.

Edison takes a truant twelve year-old under his wing and they work together on creating the first motion pictures.

Cover Image Track & Field
Frederick, Shane.
Mankato, Minn. : Creative Education, c2012.

"A survey of the highlights and legendary athletes--such as Jamaican Usain Bolt--of the Olympic sport of track and field, which has been part of the modern Summer Games since 1896"--Provided by publisher.

Cover Image Yes She Can! : Women's Sports Pioneers
Stout, Glenn, 1958-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011.

Brief biographies of Trudy Ederle, Louise Stokes, Tidye Pickett, Julie Krone and Danica Patrick.

Cover Image Women Explorers : Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats
Cummins, Julie.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.

Introduces inspiring women whose passions for exploration made them push the boundaries, including Nellie Cashman, Annie Smith Peck, and Delia Julia Denning Akeley.

Cover Image The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers
Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody.
New York : Random House, c2004.

Concise and interesting accounts of the men and women who have explored our world--and beyond.


The MY HERO project

The Presidents at whitehouse.gov

Women in History

More Biography Sites from Multnomah County Library

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Last modified on Friday, February 22, 2013
Kids page artwork courtesy of and copyright Todd Parr.