Monday, March 17, 2014

Who's Who 100th Book Contest, Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Happy Monday!! For today's Marvelous Middle Grade Monday post, I wanted feature something exciting that Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin) is hosting with their Who's Who book series. If you've not yet checked out this series, you're missing out. Each book in this series features a figure from history, and allows middle grade readers to get to know them better. From Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, The Beatles, to Thomas Edison and many more. Whether it be Women's History figures, Political Figures, World History, Explorers, Scientist, Musicians etc, this series has it. I've enjoyed reading this series with my kids. I've gotten many of our Who's Who series from my kids's Scholastic Book Fairs.

Now Grosset & Dunlap (Penguin) needs your help! To celebrate their upcoming 100th book in the series, they are asking for fans to vote on who should be the next Who's Who. Here's a little bit about the 100th Who's Who Contest

About the series
 Grosset & Dunlap’s Who Was? series is the leading biography series for young readers, with over 50 titles featuring famous thinkers, politicians, and history-makers published to date. The eclectic collection includes everyone from George Washington to Walt Disney to Dolly Parton. With their quirky cover art, interior illustrations, and novel-like prose, the Who Was…? books make learning about important figures exciting and accessible for middle-grade readers, both in the classroom and at home. The success of the series has inspired two spin-offs, What Was…?, which describes important historical events and landmarks, andQuien Fue…?, for Spanish language readers.

Visit the Who's Who website to learn more, here (can enter your suggestion, and features a “leaderboard” for the winners, etc.)

Dates to enter
 Now through June 1st; Winning subject to be announce July 1st.


  1. Hi Katie. I already voted! My choice is in second place so far. And I agree with you that Who Was is a fun biography series. I've read several of them.

  2. I will have to check these out. I haven't seen them. Thanks for telling me about them.

    1. You're welcome! They're definitely worth checking out.

  3. HI Joanne. I'm so glad you voted. I'm happy to know you also enjoy this series. It's so nice to have these either at home or in the classroom. It's a great way for kids to get to know some incredible people.


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