This evening my kids were discussing their favorite biographies. We always have a biography chapter book in our family read aloud pile. Adrian's favorites (age 9) have been John Deere, Henry Ford and Babe Ruth. Audra's three favorites (age 7) have been Beatrix Potter, William Penn and Martha Washington. My favorites have been Frederic Remington, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The best part of the whole thing is they think biographies are awesome, which means they think history is awesome. They know so much about these people and I didn't even have to teach them. The book did the heavy lifting, I got to snuggle up and enjoy.