New Extraordinary Biographies - KS2

Collect all the  'Extraordinary Lives ' books. This series of beautifully illustrated biographies, for kids aged 7 and up, will help you to explore significant historical and cultural moments, from International Women's Day to the moon landing anniversary, with your class. Inspire today’s young readers to be extraordinary too and check out the KS2: Biography Writing Resource Pack.

The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank

Her words have become some of the most important in modern history: discover the incredible life story of Anne Frank, whose bravery has inspired so many.

Her incredible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book, with narrative biography, timelines, facts and quotes.

The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson

In 1969 history was made when the first humans stepped on the moon. Back on earth, one woman was running the numbers that ensured they got there and back in one piece.

As a child, Katherine Johnson loved maths. She went on to be one of the most important people in the history of space travel. Discover her incredible life story in this beautifully illustrated book complete with narrative biography, timelines and facts.

The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is:

A student
A campaigner
An inspiration

Discover what it took for one incredible girl to become the voice of so many, in this beautifully illustrated book that brings Malala's extraordinary story to life.

The Extraordinary Life of Michelle Obama

She is a role model and feminist icon. Born and raised in Chicago, she studied and worked hard to become a lawyer, and then took to the international stage as First Lady. This beautifully illustrated biography tells the extraordinary story of Michelle Obama's life, perfect for young readers everywhere.

The Extraordinary Life of Neil Armstrong

One little boy who loved the idea of flying became the first person to set foot on the moon.

On 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong made history, his 'giant leap for mankind'. From his childhood playing with model planes to becoming one of the most famous astronauts of all time, discover the incredible story of Neil Armstrong's life in this beautifully illustrated book, complete with narrative biography, facts and timelines.

The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was:

A physicist
A cosmologist
An author
One of the cleverest people who ever lived.

Discover more about the life of a man who is known for his incredible contribution to science in this beautifully illustrated book.

The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole by Naida Redgrave

Mary Seacole is now known for her medical work in the Crimean war, and as a brilliant woman who combated the racial prejudice she experienced in her lifetime. But for a long time her story was lost. From growing up in Kingston, Jamaica as the daughter of a doctress to helping soldiers in the war, discover the details of the amazing life that Mary Seacole led in this beautifully illustrated biography filled with real-life stories, timelines and facts.

The Extraordinary Life of Rosa Parks by Sheila Kanani

Rosa Parks, the woman known for refusing to give up her seat on the bus, triggered a great shift in the fight for civil rights. Raised in Alabama, Rosa Parks knew all about the racism of her society from an early age. Discover how she became the brilliant activist we know today, in this beautifully illustrated biography which includes timelines  and facts to bring her extraordinary story to life

The Extraordinary Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Chitra Soundar, Dàlia Adillon (Illustrator)

From growing up in India and studying in London to becoming a political activist in South Africa and taking on the battle for independence in India, Mahatma Gandhi's legacy has lived on well beyond his years. Read the life story of this brilliant, strong-willed and influential man in this beautifully illustrated biography, complete with timelines and facts.