What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

By Jean Fritz

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: The Putnam and Grosset Group 1976

A brief biography of the 18th century inventor, printer, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.