Neo Leo – Inventors

This month we are going to talk about how to find sources of  information.  This week we will talk about finding books with information about people.  We read Neo Leo by Gene Barretta , which is about Inventor – Leonardo da Vinci


Gene Baretta also wrote Now & Ben, about Benjamin Franklin, which is in Journey’s Reading Textbook (2nd grade). We then talked about finding books about any inventor.

  1. Single Biography ( book is about one person) – Biography Section, organized by the person’s last name
  2. Collective Biography (book with multiple people, person is listed in the Table of Contents of the book) –  Biography section by the author’s last name (find using the catalog – type person’s name in search box – all fields)
  3. Book about Inventions (Broad Topic)  – Subject, then look in the Index of the book.

Additional Activities

Featured Books/Bookmark –  Inventors

Printable  – Inventor Biography Worksheet

Online Game – Checkers with Ben


Biographies – Star Stuff

This past  week we talked about one more special section of the library, the Biography section.  We read the book  Star Stuff, a biography about Carl Sagan


We talked about what a biography was and where they are located in our library.  We also talked about how they are organized (in alphabetical order by the person’s last name).  

Additional Activities

Printable –  Constellations Dot-To-Dot

Featured Books – Biographies

Computer Activity – Enchanted Learning – Stars