Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a man who had many skills. He was a splendid writer, an inventor, a diplomat, and a patriot. His work had a profound effect on his country, and his image is one that most Americans can recognize immediately.

Ben Franklin was one of the five men who drafted the American Declaration of Independence. He worked closely with Thomas Jefferson on this document that was a key step towards the American Revolution. He also served as the United States Minister to France and Sweeden, and was named the first Postmaster General of the United States.

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The mostly true story of his first invention

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The mostly true story of his first invention

Barb Rosenstock
Illustrator:  S.D. Schindler 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Boyds Mills Press, 2014   ISBN: 978-1620914465
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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

Gene Barretta
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Henry Holt and Co, 2006   ISBN: 978-0805079173
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Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z

Alan Schroeder
Illustrator:  John O'Brien 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Holiday House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0823424351
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So Said Ben

So Said Ben

Illustrator:  Michael McCurdy 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
The Creative Company, 2007   ISBN: 978-1568461472
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Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (For K

Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (For K

Brandon Marie Miller
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Chicago Review Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1556527579
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The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

Bailey MacDonald
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Simon and Schuster, 2010   ISBN: 978-1416997603
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The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 12
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792278825
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A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, From Scientist to Diplomat

A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, From Scientist to Diplomat

Joan Dash
Illustrator:  Dusan Petricic 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005   ISBN: 978-0374306694
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John, George, Paul & Ben

John, George, Paul & Ben

Lane Smith
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Hyperion, 2006   ISBN: 978-0786848935
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Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Candace Fleming
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 14
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 0689835493
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How Ben Franklin stole the lightning

How Ben Franklin stole the lightning

Rosalyn Schanzer
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
HarperCollins, 2003   ISBN: 0688169937
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The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin

James Cross Giblin
Illustrator:  Michael Dooling 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0439810654
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The Amazing Mr. Franklin: or The Boy who Read Everything

The Amazing Mr. Franklin: or The Boy who Read Everything

Ruth Ashby
Illustrator:  Michael Montgomery 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Peachtree, 2004   ISBN: 978-1561453061
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