There are a wide range of types of biographies, from partial or simplified to autobiographies and memoirs, but all are based on a real person and factual events. This is by far my favorite genre. The journey of one's life is truly beautiful.
Most picture book biographies contain some element of fiction or simplification. The pictures usually carry just as much, if not more information than the text.
These biographies contain more details than the picture book biographies. Due to the readiness level of students, they are usually only partial biographies or simplified.
The chapter books in this section are complete biographies, with the exception of Smile, which is a memoir . The structure of a chapter book allows the author to become more detailed about the subject's life and the stories are allowed to develop more full circle.