Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Books for Little Constituents



LittlePresidentsWith all the election brouhaha swirling around right now, it seems like a good time to look at some of the lighter aspects of our county's presidential story. So where should we turn?  Children's books. 

Below are ten new titles I really like for sharing history and fun facts about our nation's capitol and presidential history with young readers.

 

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In short rhyming text this little board book tells kids about a defining characteristic or two for ten of our most iconic presidents, including Barak Obama. Ages 3-5
 

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 I am George Washington by Brad Meltzer
Part of the Ordinary People Change the World series kids learn about the first president, his bravery, curiosity, and commitment to the country. Ages 5-8
 

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Diana's White House Garden by Elisa Carbone
What about kids at the White House? Eliza Carbone uses historical fact to tell the story of Deborah Hopkins, the daughter of President Roosevelt's chief advisor who helped create a Victory Garden on the White House lawn. Ages 5-8
 

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Get interactive with fun facts about the presidents paired with activities including word scrambles, crossword puzzles, and drawing exercises. Ages 8-12
 

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A shaped board book tour through some of the most famous landmarks of our nation's capitol including the Smithsonian and the National Monument. Ages 4-8
 

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Noted documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life in kid-friendly style and illustrations, including each of their presidential portraits. Ages 10-up
 

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Nice Work, Franklin! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
An inspiring picture book about how we can overcome challenges to reach even the highest office in the land, just like Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ages 5-9
 

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When Penny Met POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
So what's a POTUS? Penny only knows her mom works for one at the White House, so when she gets to visit she goes searching for the POTUS of her imagination... Ages 4-7
 

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While Lincoln and Kennedy had many differences, they also had similarities that made them two of our most well-known and beloved presidents. Ages 6-10
 

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Welcome to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! Take a tour and learn some of the stories of the White House in photographs of the building, people, and even presidential pets. Ages 6-8
 


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