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Mara, Wil.

Summary: Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is one of the most extraordinary human beings to have ever lived. One of Americas greatest statesman, Franklin was also a scientist, an inventor, and a printera man who always worked to make life better for his fellow citizens. The well-organized chapters help students identify key details while the photographs, timelines and other text features encourage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 FRA

Wood, Gordon S.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Audio 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN Wood

Franklin, Benjamin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 FRA

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: Following their adventure with Benjamin Franklin, Jack and Annie want to learn more about the Founding Father and search out facts about his life and accomplishments, including his electricity kite-flying experiment and his most famous inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Byrd, Robert.

Summary: Presents a detailed tribute to the life and work of the Founding Father that augments parchment-style spreads with artwork, facts, and quotes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Murphy, Frank

Summary: Shows how Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer and scientist, created a puzzle called the magic square to keep from being bored while serving as clerk for the Pennsylvania Assembly. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating your own magic squares.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MUR

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fo

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Summary: Introduces 6 main characters of the American Revolution. Promotes interest in reading of biography with comedy, tragedy, error, foolishness, courage and persistence that is relevant to life today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weston Woods 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV JEA

Fradin, Dennis B.

Summary: A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Fra

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Franklin

Franklin, Benjamin

Summary: ESSAYS Franklin conceived of this book at the age of 26 but never actually got around to writing it. In 1986, editor George Rogers completed the task by gleaning Franklin's thoughts on the subject from his various writings. We could all use a little virtue these days, so libraries would do well to stock this volume.-ESSAYS Franklin conceived of this book at the age of 26 but never...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Pub. 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 FRA

Fritz, Jean.

Summary: A brief biography of the eighteenth-century printer, inventor, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1976

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Rockliff, Mara

Summary: Discover how Benjamin Franklin's scientific method challenged a certain Dr. Mesmer's mysterious powers in a whimsical look at a true moment in history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: 973.3092 ROC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 ROC

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 ROC

Stevenson, Augusta.

Summary: A biography of the young Philadelphia printer who grew up to become a world-renowned author, diplomat, scientist, and inventor, and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Books 1986

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Franklin 1986

Summary: Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 BEN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 BEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 Benjamin

Summary: The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he's never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Be

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY BEY

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

Krensky, Stephen.

Summary: A beginning biography of young Ben Franklin who loves doing experiments and cannot wait to test out his latest idea involving a kite!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE KRE

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: "Jack and Annie are whisked back in time by the magic tree house to meet Benjamin Franklin in Old Philadelphia"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED OSB

Rosenstock, Barb

Summary: Retells the story of the famous thinker's first invention as a young Ben Franklin, troubled by the fact that fish swim better than he does, tries to invent a way to swim more fluidly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROS

Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Epstein, Daniel Mark

Summary: Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America’s founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness—even his grandfatherly appearance—are legendary. But this image obscures the scandals that dogged him throughout his life. In The Loyal Son, award-winning historian Daniel Mark Epstein throws the spotlight on one of the darker episodes in Franklin’s biography: his complex and confounding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 EPS

Adler, David A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Franklin, Benjamin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.309 Franklin

Schanzer, Rosalyn.

Summary: Focuses on Benjamin Franklin's role as an inventor of whimsical gadgets and practical contraptions, with an emphasis on his experiment of flying a kite during a rainstorm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA