The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Education and Social Science Library
The School Collection: Children's Literature at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Abraham Lincoln Biographies

Few U.S. presidents have garnered as much attention as Abraham Lincoln. The details of his political and personal life have been scrutinized by scholars and historians, and devoured by a fascinated public. This guide offers a list of Abraham Lincoln biographies found in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) School (S-) Collection.

Additional juvenile materials on Abraham Lincoln can be located by entering "Lincoln, Abraham" into a subject search in the Online Library Catalog. While this list covers only those works found in the S-Collection, juvenile materials on Abraham Lincoln can also be found in the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, the Center for Children's Books, and the University Laboratory High School Library.

A related guide, Bibliography of Abraham Lincoln Resources, contains a list of fiction and non-fiction resources found in the S-Collection covering everything from Lincoln's presidency and assassination to monuments in his honor and sightings of his ghost.


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Abe Lincoln and His Times, 1809-1865. Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1946.

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Adler, David A. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln. Holiday House, 1989.

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Adler, David A. Un Libro llustrado Sobre Abraham Lincoln. Holiday House, 1992.

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Adler, David A. Honest Abe Lincoln: Easy-to-Read Stories about Abraham Lincoln. Holiday House, 2009.

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Anderson, LaVere. Abe Lincoln and the River Robbers. Garrard Publishing Company, 1971.

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Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman. The Perfect Tribute. Scribner, 1956.

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Armstrong, William Howard. The Education of Abraham Lincoln. Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1974.

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Aylesworth, Jim. Our Abe Lincoln: An Old Tune with New Lyrics. Scholastic Press, 2009.

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Baber, Adin. Sarah and Abe in Indiana. Moore Publishing Company, 1970.

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Bailey, Bernadine. Abraham Lincoln: Man of Courage. Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

SB.L7391B
Bailey, BernadineAbe Lincoln’s Other Mother: The Story of Sarah Bush Lincoln. J. Messner, 1961.

SB.L736bal
Baldwin, James. Abraham Lincoln, A True Life. American Book Company, 1904.

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Bial, Raymond. Where Lincoln Walked. Walker & Co., 1997.

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Bracken, Thomas. Abraham Lincoln. Chelsea House, 1998.

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Brenner, Martha. Abe Lincoln's Hat. Random House, 1994.

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Bulla, Clyde Robert. Lincoln's Birthday. Crowell, 1965.

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Burchard, Peter. Lincoln and Slavery. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999.

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Burleigh, Robert. Abraham Lincoln Comes Home. Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

SB.L736CAR
Cary, Barbara. Meet Abraham Lincoln. Random House, 1965.

SB.L736CA
Cavanah, Frances. They Knew Abe Lincoln, A Boy in Indiana. Rand McNally, 1952.

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Cavanah, Frances. Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance. Rand McNally, 1959.

SB.L736CA2 1975
Cavanah, Frances. Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance. Scholastic Press, 1975.

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Cohn, Amy L. Abraham Lincoln. Scholastic Press, 2002.

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Colver, Anne. Abraham Lincoln: For the People. Dell Publishing Company, 1960.

SB.L736GR 1966
Colver, Anne. Abraham Lincoln: For the People. Dell Publishing Company, 1966.

SB.L736CO
Coolidge, Olivia E. The Apprenticeship of Abraham Lincoln. Scribner, 1974.

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Coolidge, Olivia E. The Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Scribner, 1976.

SB.L736D
Daugherty, James Henry. Abraham Lincoln. Junior Literary Guild, 1943.

Q.SB.L736A 1957
D'Aulaire, Ingri. Abraham Lincoln. Doubleday, 1957.

SB.L736DA
Davis, Burke. Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers. Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1978.

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Denenberg, Barry. Lincoln Shot! A President’s Life Remembered. Feiwel and Friends, 2008.

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De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk. The Abraham Lincoln Joke Book. Random House, 1965.

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Devillier, Christy. Abraham Lincoln. Abdo Publishing Company, 2001.

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Dunn, Joeming W. Abraham Lincoln. Magic Wagon, 2008.

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Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt.The Military Life of Abraham Lincoln, Commander in Chief. F. Watts, 1969.

SB.L736FI
Fisher, Aileen Lucia. My Cousin Abe. Nelson, 1962.

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Fleming, Candace. The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.

SB.L736G
Folsom, Franklin. The Real Book About Abraham Lincoln. Garden City Books, 1951.

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Foster, Genevieve. Abraham Lincoln. Scribner, 1950.

SB.L736FR
Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Clarion Books, 1987.

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Fritz, Jean. Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address. Grosset & Dunlap, 1993.

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Giovanni, Nikki. Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship. Henry Holt, 2008.

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Grabowski, John F. Abraham Lincoln: Civil War President. Chelsea House, 2000.

SB.L736gr 1992
Graff, Polly Anne. Abraham Lincoln: For the People. Chelsea House, 1992.

SB.L736gra
Graves, Karen Marie. Abraham Lincoln. Lucent Books, 2003.

SB.L736GRO 1990
Gross, Ruth Belov. True Stories About Abraham Lincoln. Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard Books, 1990.

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Harness, Cheryl. Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days, 1809-1837. National Geographic Society, 1996.

SB.L736hr
Harness, Cheryl. Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington, 1837-1865. National Geographic Society, 1997.

SB.L736HA
Hays, Wilma Pitchford. Abe Lincoln's Birthday. Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1961.

SB.L736h
Horgan, Paul. Citizen of New Salem. Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy, 1961.

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Jackson, Ellen. Abe Lincoln Loved Animals. Albert Whitman, 2008.

SB.L736JA
Jakoubek, Robert E. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Millbrook Press, 1993.

SB.L736JO
Johnson, Ann Donegan. The Value of Respect: The Story of Abraham Lincoln. Value Communications, 1977.

SB.L736J
Judson, Clara Ingram. Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People. Wilcox and Follett Co., 1950.

SB.L736jud
Judson, Clara Ingram. Abraham Lincoln. Follett Publishing Co., 1961.

SB.L736ju
Judson, Karen. Abraham Lincoln. Enslow Publishers, 1998.

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Kalman, Maira. Looking at Lincoln. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.

SB.L736KA
Kay, Helen. Lincoln: A Big Man. Hastings House, 1958.

SB.L736kay
Kay, Helen. Abe Lincoln's Hobby. Reilly & Lee Co., 1961.

SB.L736K
Kelly, Regina Zimmerman. Lincoln and Douglas: The Years of Decision. Random House, 1954.

SB.L736kom
Komroff, Manuel. Abraham Lincoln. Putnam, 1959.

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Kops, Deborah. Abraham Lincoln. Blackbirch Press, 2001.

SB.L736ko
Koral, Bella. Abraham Lincoln. Random House, 1952.

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Krull, Kathleen and Paul Brewer. Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

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Kunhardt, Edith. Honest Abe. Greenwillow Books, 1993.

Q.SB.L736KU 1998
Kunhardt, Edith. Honest Abe. Mulberry Books, 1998.

SB.L736LA
Latham, Frank Brown. Abraham Lincoln. F. Watts, 1968.

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Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln, the Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters. Boyds Mills Press, 2000.

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Lincoln, Abraham. The Essential Lincoln. F. Watts, 1971.

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Livingston, Myra Cohn. Abraham Lincoln: A Man For All the People: A Ballad. Holiday House, 1993.

SB.L736LOF
Lorant, Stefan. La Vie d'Abraham Lincoln. Boarts International, 1962.

SB.L736LOW
Lowitz, Sadyebeth. Barefoot Abe: A Really Truly Story. Grosset & Dunlap, 1938.

SB.L736mag
Magoon, Kekla. Abraham Lincoln. ABDO Pub, 2008.

SB.L737m
Marrin, Albert. Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Dutton Children's Books, 1997.

SB.L736MAR
Martin, Patricia Miles. Abraham Lincoln. Putnam, 1964.

SB.L736ma
Mayer, Cassie. Abraham Lincoln. Heinemann Library, 2008.

SB.L736MCG1966
McGovern, Ann. If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln. Scholastic Press, 1966.

SB.L736MC
McNeer, May Yonge. America's Abraham Lincoln. Houghton Mifflin, 1957.

SB.L736me
Meadowcroft, Enid La Monte. Abraham Lincoln. Crowell, 1942.

SB.L736MET
Metzger, Larry. Abraham Lincoln. F. Watts, 1987.

SB.L736MI
Miers, Earl Schenck. Abraham Lincoln in Peace and War. American Heritage Publishing Co., 1964.

SB.L736MIT
Mitgang, Herbert. The Fiery Trial: A Life of Lincoln. Viking Press, 1974.

SB.L736MO
Monjo, F.N. Me and Willie and Pa: The Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Son Tad. Simon and Schuster, 1973.

SB.L736NO
Nolan, Jeannette Covert. Abraham Lincoln. J. Messner, 1953.

SB.L736NORM
Norman, Gertrude. A Man Named Lincoln. Putnam, 1960.

SB.L736NOR
North, Sterling. Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House. Random House, 1956.

SB.L737N
North, Sterling. Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House. Random House, 1987.

SB.L736O
Ostendorf, Lloyd. Abraham Lincoln: The Boy, The Man. Lamplight Publishers, 1977.

SB.L73BO 1962
Ostendorf, Lloyd. A Picture Story of Abraham Lincoln. Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard Books, 1962.

SB.L736pa
Pascal, Janet B. Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Grosset & Dunlap, 2008.

SB.L736P
Phelan, Mary Kay. Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural Journey. Crowell, 1972.

SB.L736ph
Phillips, Ellen Blue. Abraham Lincoln: From Pioneer to President. Sterling Pub. Co., 2007.

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Rabin, Staton. Mr. Lincoln’s Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln’s Trouble-making Sons, Tad and Willie. Viking, 2008.

SB.L736R
Randall, Ruth Painter. Lincoln's Animal Friends: Incidents About Abraham Lincoln and Animals, Woven into an Intimate Story of His Life. Little, Brown, 1958.

SB.L736r
Rappaport, Doreen. Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Hyperion Books for Children, 2009.

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Roberts, Jeremy. Abraham Lincoln. Lerner Publications Co., 2004.

SB.L736s 1956
Sandburg, Carl. Abe Lincoln Grows Up. Harcourt Brace, 1956.

SB.L736S 1948
Sandburg, Carl. Abe Lincoln Wachst Auf in der Wildnis. Meisenbach, 1948.

SB.L736S 1956
Sandburg, Carl. Abe Lincoln Grows Up. Harcourt Brace, 1956.

SB.L736s
Sandler, Martin W. Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life. Walker & Co., 2008.

SB.L736sch
Schott, Jane A. Abraham Lincoln. Lerner Publications Co., 2002.

SB.L736SE
Seylar, Margaret Melchior. Mary Elizabeth and Mr. Lincoln. Follett Publishing Company, 1961.

SB.L736SH
Shapp, Martha. Let's Find Out About Abraham Lincoln. F. Watts, 1965.

SB.L736SH 1980
Shigemori, Takashi. Rinkan. Gakken, 1980.

SB.L736SL
Sloate, Susan. Abraham Lincoln, the Freedom President. Fawcett Columbine, 1989.

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St. George, Judith. Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln. Philomel Books, 2008.

SB.L736ST 1959
Stevenson, Augusta. Abe Lincoln, Frontier Boy. Bobbs-Merrill, 1959.

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Stevenson, Augusta. Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. Aladdin Books, 1986.

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Sullivan, George. Picturing Lincoln: Famous Photographs That Popularized the President. Clarion Books, 2000.

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Sumner, G. Lynn. Meet Abraham Lincoln: Profiles of the Prairie President. Harper & Brothers. 1946.

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Swanson, James L. Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis. Collins, 2011.

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Thomson, Sarah L. What Lincoln Said. Collins, 2009.

SB.L736TH
Thomas, Benjamin Platt. Abraham Lincoln, A Biography. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1953.

SB.L736TI
Tiffany, Kathleen S. Mary Florence, the Little Girl Who Knew Abraham Lincoln. Dodd, Mead, 1955.

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Tippett, James S. Abraham Lincoln, Humble and Great. Beckley-Cardy, 1951.

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Trumbauer, Lisa. Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Heinemann Library, 2008.

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Turner, Ann Warren. Abe Lincoln Remembers. HarperCollins, 2001.

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Uglow, Loyd. Abraham Lincoln, Will You Ever Give Up? Advance Publishers, 1997.

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Usel, T.M. Abraham Lincoln: Una Biografia Illustrada con Fotografias. Bridgestone Books, 1999.

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Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. When Abraham Lincoln Talked to the Trees. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2000.

SB.L736WE 1997
Weinberg, Larry. The Story of Abraham Lincoln: President for the People. Gareth Stevens Publishers, 1997.

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Welsbacher, Anne. Abraham Lincoln. Abdo & Daughters, 2001.

SB.L737W 1918
Whipple, Wayne. Story of Young Abraham Lincoln. Henry Altemus Co., 1918.

SB.L736W 1967
Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals. Vintage Books, 1967.

SB.L736WI
Wise, William. Detective Pinkerton and Mr. Lincoln. Dutton Children's Books, 1964.

SB.L73YA 1968
Yamanushi, Toshiko. Rinkan. Popurasha, 1968.

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