Biographical works of art appeal to the rich diversity and different age groups. Even though these books are on the shelves of a library, children need guidance to use and read biographical books, because they rarely reach the books, and show lack of experience and knowledge in using the books. In this study, 241 subjects selected among the teacher candidates registered to children's literature course. The subjects read 113 different books that contain 72 biographical figures. The study is based on the data collected from 241 teacher candidates considering their reading preferences so that generalization of the data may not be possible, but there is a chance of making many comments for the use of biographical books in elementary schools for educational purposes. 42 of the 72 surveyed figures are from Turkish descent and 30 figures are from foreign descent means that the reader can find biographical works on the local as well as foreign life entities. Given their profession and the most prominent features, writer, poet and artist groups, (27 figures) are the mostly presented figures in selected biographical materials for the research, and scientists (15 figures) and statesman (11 figures) are the second and third, respectively.