WorldCat Identities

Bankston, John 1974-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 223 publications in 1 language and 15,410 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: NC978.5.C3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Bankston
Randolph J. Caldecott and the story of the Caldecott Medal by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the nineteenth-century English illustrator of children's books, for whom the Caldecott medal is named
Stephen Hawking : breaking the boundaries of time and space by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Stephen Hawking, credited with proving the big bang theory mathematically
The life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the eighteenth-century Austrian composer, from his acclaim as a child prodigy through his prolific musical career to his early death in 1791 at age thirty-five
Daniel Radcliffe by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the young actor chosen to portray Harry Potter in the "Harry Potter" movies
Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the scientist and humanitarian who discovered the vaccine for polio, a disease which crippled many people in the early part of the twentieth century
Alicia Keys by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the young Grammy award-winning singer
The life and times of Franz Peter Schubert by John Bankston( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the nineteenth-century Austrian composer
Shirley Temple by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the acting career of one of America's best known child stars, Shirley Temple
Alexander Fleming and the story of penicillin by John Bankston( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner who discovered penicillin and its antibiotic properties
The life and times of Alexander the Great by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life, accomplishments, and legacy of this ancient ruler and diplomat
Alfred Nobel and the story of the Nobel Prize by John Bankston( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the reclusive inventor of dynamite and the story of how he came to establish the prestigious prizes that bear his name
Robert Goddard and the liquid rocket engine by John Bankston( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the scientist who developed the first liquid propelled rocket
Eminem by John Bankston( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of rap artist Eminem
Edward Teller and the development of the hydrogen bomb by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Hungarian-born Jewish physicist whose work in developing the atomic and hydrogen bombs, as well as the weapons system known as the Strategic Defense Initiative, still generates controversy
Jacques-Yves Cousteau : his story under the sea by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and accomplishments of the French oceanographer, describing his work studying and filming the undersea world
Ecstasy=Busted! by John Bankston( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of the designer drug called Ecstasy, its abuse, how its use can lead to arrests and even death, and how treatment works
Coretta Scott King and the story behind the Coretta Scott King Award by John Bankston( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Coretta Scott King, whose efforts in carrying on her husband's civil rights work led her to establish the Coretta Scott King Award, which celebrates African-American writers and illustrators
Jay-Z by John Bankston( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and career of superstar and rapper, Jay-Z
We visit Singapore by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We Visit Singapore takes middle school students on a journey to the Asian country of Singapore. The title contains Singapore's history, geography, conflicts, culture, religions, politics, economy, and most importantly contemporary life. Includes vital statistics, timeline, place in the world, and a native recipe and craft. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students
We visit Malaysia by John Bankston( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We Visit Malaysia takes middle school students on a journ ey to the Asian country of Malaysia through its history, geography, conflicts, culture, religions, politics, economy, and contemporary life. The country's vital statistics, timeline, place in the world, and a native recipe and craft are included. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students
 
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Randolph J. Caldecott and the story of the Caldecott Medal
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English (49)

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Stephen Hawking : breaking the boundaries of time and spaceThe life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDaniel RadcliffeJonas Salk and the polio vaccineAlicia KeysThe life and times of Franz Peter SchubertShirley TempleAlexander Fleming and the story of penicillin