Electric Ben by Robert Byrd

Ellen Zschunke of the blog On the Shelf 4 Kids is today's featured reviewer. She's an elementary school librarian in Pennsylvania, and blogs not only about books (especially NFPB, where she's a Round 1 judge), but also about library projects and curriculum. Fun fact: She's also a coordinator for her school's TV studio!

ElectricBenRecently, she reviewed Cybils nonfiction picture books nominee Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd. You might think you know all there is to know about Ben Franklin, but this book holds some surprises. For instance, did you know he was the postmaster of Philadelphia? That he invented swim fins? In her review, Ellen says the author

does a great job highlighting information about Ben Franklin and
including apt, but bright illustrations.  He describes his process and
documents his sources well.

Click here to read the full review.