Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Benjamin Franklin

Becoming Ben Franklin
Becoming Ben Franklin How A Candle-maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty By Freedman, Russell Book - 2013 j B-F831fb 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom From A to Z By Schroeder, Alan Book - 2011 j B-F831so 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Benjamin Franklin devised armonicas and bifocals, helped bring us the Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence, experimented with electricity and invented the Franklin stove. He amassed enough noteworthy accomplishments to cover the entire alphabet from A to Z.

Ben Franklin's Almanac
Ben Franklin's Almanac Being A True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life By Fleming, Candace Book - 2003 j B-F831fL 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:The author brings together 18th century etchings, artifacts, and quotations to create the effect of a scrapbook of the life of Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin By Krensky, Stephen Book - 2008 j B-F831k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a shorter biography of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, printer, writer, statesman, and Founding Father.

Benjamin Franklin, American Genius
Benjamin Franklin, American Genius His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities By Miller, Brandon Marie Book - 2009 j B-F831mg 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discover the rich story of one of America's most celebrated Founding Fathers. Features his original writings and hands-on activities from his era, a time line, glossary, Web and travel resources, and reading list for further study.

A Dangerous Engine
A Dangerous Engine Benjamin Franklin, From Scientist to Diplomat By Dash, Joan Book - 2006 j B-F831da 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation: A father of the revolution and a signer of the Constitution, Franklin was a lightning rod in political circles - "a dangerous Engine," according to a critic. And although he devoted the last twenty-five years of his life to affairs of state, his first love was always science.

Not your Usual Founding Father
Not your Usual Founding Father Selected Readings From Benjamin Franklin By Franklin, Benjamin Book - 2006 B-F831ny 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:This engaging book reveals Benjamin Franklin's human side; his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States.

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? By Fritz, Jean Book - 1996 j B-F831wb 1996 Available in some locations

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

The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin By Harness, Cheryl Book - 2005 j B-F831h 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:No one could have thought up a more amazing character than the living, breathing Benjamin Franklin. He was everything from a "soapmaker, candle dipper, and printer" to a "postmaster, political activist, community reformer, revolutionary, statesman, international diplomat, and first great citizen of a nation which he, as much or more than anyone, helped to create.


Information on the life of Ben Franklin and his many inventions.

K-12 Study Guide