Celebrate Presidents Day With These Five Books

by | February 18, 2019

How will you celebrate the presidents of the past today? Here are some great children books that honor the legacies of past presidents and celebrate the role of the Commander in Chief.

Clifford for President

by Mark McVeigh

From Amazon:

Clifford is running for President . . . of the Birdwell Island dog park! Emily Elizabeth needs to put up a candidate for a class project, so of course she nominates the Big Red Dog who’s always a big winner!

Fly Guy Presents: The White House

by Tedd Arnold

From Amazon:

It’s time for a field trip! Fly Guy and Buzz are going to the White House. With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly, full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will love learning about the presidents and their famous house.

Scholastic News: What Does the President Do?

by Amanda Miller

From Amazon:

Vocabulary preview and review pages with pronunciations, glossary, and index

– Diagrams, graphs, or other educational graphics

– Fun, engaging editorial content
- Curriculum connections

– Beautiful, full-color photographs that support and enhance text

– Simple interior design and easy-to-read fonts

– Websites for further research and information

– Back-matter pages that invite readers to think further on the topics

– Clean design for easy readability and comprehension

White House Winners: What You Don’t Know About the Presidents

by L.J. Tracosas

From Amazon:

Did you know that Chester A. Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants? Or that Calvin Coolidge had twenty-six pets–including two lions and a hippo? This lighthearted look at the presidents highlights little known facts and wacky details about all forty-five presidents-including the new president elected in 2016! Each president is awarded a “Best” or “Most Likely” award, in a series of entertaining and even silly categories that all kids can relate to.

The Election Book: The People Pick a President

by Carolyn Jackson

From Amazon:

he U.S. Presidential Election is the toughest race in the world to win. Find out what it takes to become the Commander in Chief!

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