Lists and Suggestions for Kids
List: Presidents' Day
Barber, James, 1952- author.
"Follow the early lives and political careers of the US presidents and see how they came into ... More
"Follow the early lives and political careers of the US presidents and see how they came into office, with full-color photographs of campaign memorabilia, family portraits, handwritten letters, mementos, and more. Discover how Abraham Lincoln saved the Union, why teddy bears are named after Theodore Roosevelt, and how Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the nation with the Louisiana Purchase"-- Less
Ferguson, Melissa, author.
"Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and all ... More
"Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and all U.S. presidents. Some people go to parades, visit historical sites, or read books about presidents. Others dress up in costumes. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can have multiple traditions and be celebrated in all sorts of ways"-- Less
Collison, Campbell, author.
"Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack ... More
"Abraham Lincoln wore size 14 shoes, Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 different languages, and Barack Obama converted the White House tennis courts to a basketball court. Dive into all the extreme facts you never know about the presidents of the United States in this zany book"-- Less
Celebrate Presidents' Day
Pearson, Yvonne, author.
"Presidents' Day is a day to remember the men who have held the highest office in our lan... More
"Presidents' Day is a day to remember the men who have held the highest office in our land. Readers will learn about the history or Presidents' Day, our most influential presidents, and how we can honor these men and our national history today."-- Less
The presidents visual encyclopedia
Parker, Philip, 1965- author.
The ultimate visual guide to the 46 presidents of the United States of America. ... More
The ultimate visual guide to the 46 presidents of the United States of America. Less
The history of Presidents' Day
Linde, Barbara M., author.
Presidents' Day started out on George Washington's birthday and was established as a fede... More
Presidents' Day started out on George Washington's birthday and was established as a federal holiday in 1885. Today, it celebrates all U.S. presidents and is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. How and why was this change made? In this book, readers find out the answer and more. Carefully chosen photographs correlate with the text written especially for young readers. The historical context included complements the early elementary social studies curriculum as well as encourages an understanding of the role of the president in our nation. -- Less
Close calls : how eleven US Presidents escaped from the brink of death
Spradlin, Michael P., author.
"Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths, but often forgotten a... More
"Historians tell the stories of tragic and untimely presidential deaths, but often forgotten are the near misses. JFK and his fellow servicemen spent six days on a desert island with only coconuts to eat after a deadly attack during WWII. Abe Lincoln was forced to take a train trip in disguise while America's first female detective worked to foil an early assassination attempt. And when Andrew Jackson was attacked by an upset citizen who had been stalking him for months, frontiersman Davey Crockett was the one to save him. With pacy, immediate writing and including supplemental archival photographs and archival materials, this book chronicles thrilling undertold stories of U.S. presidents' moments of bravery."-- Less
The next president : the unexpected beginnings and unwritten future of America's presidents
Messner, Kate, author.
Looks at what the presidents to be who were alive at various dates were doing at that moment, inclu... More
Looks at what the presidents to be who were alive at various dates were doing at that moment, including serving in government, working in different fields, studying, or being a child, and wonders what the future presidents that are alive today are doing. Less
Tad Lincoln's restless wriggle : pandemonium and patience in the President's house
Anderson, Beth, 1954- author.
"Tad Lincoln's boundless energy annoyed almost everyone but his father, President Abraham... More
"Tad Lincoln's boundless energy annoyed almost everyone but his father, President Abraham Lincoln. But Tad put that energy to good use during the tough times of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln guided Tad's wriggle on visits to hospitals, to the telegraph office, and to army camps. Tad greeted visitors, raised money for bandages, and kept his father company late into the night. This special and patient bond between father and son was plain to see, and before long, Tad had wriggled his way into the hearts of others as well. Beth Anderson and S.D. Schindler follow Tad's antics during the Civil War to uncover the generous heart and joyful spirit that powered Tad's restless wriggle."-- Less
Our country's presidents : a complete encyclopedia of the U.S. presidency, featuring election 2020
Bausum, Ann, author.
"Revised and updated to include the winner of the 2020 presidential election, this photo-fille... More
"Revised and updated to include the winner of the 2020 presidential election, this photo-filled and fact-packed book is a timely reference. Key features include: Information about the 2021 president-elect and the 2020 election results, a brand-new thematic spread on the impeachment process and its history, revised terminology around the language of slavery and analysis of early presidents who benefitted from and relied on enslaved labor, comprehensive profiles of all the former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms, thematic spreads covering a variety of topics from the history of voting rights to how to write a letter to the president, full-page portraits, famous quotes, and fascinating facts to help kids get to know each leader"--Amazon.com Less
Thomas, Rachael L., author.
Learn about the 46th President of United States, Joe Biden, including his childhood, time in office... More
Learn about the 46th President of United States, Joe Biden, including his childhood, time in office, and accomplishments. Less
Joseph Biden : our 46th president / by Ann Gaines Rodriguez.
Gaines, Ann, author.
Take a look inside the life and future presidency of the Joseph Biden, the 46th President of the Un... More
Take a look inside the life and future presidency of the Joseph Biden, the 46th President of the United States. Less
Barack Obama : our 44th president
Nichols, Catherine, author.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career family, and election of Barack O... More
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career family, and election of Barack Obama, forty-fourth president of the United States. Less
Ambushed! : the assassination plot against President Garfield
Jarrow, Gail, author.
"James Abram Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was assassinated when he was s... More
"James Abram Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was assassinated when he was shot by Charles Guiteau in July 1881, less than four months after he was elected president. But Garfield didn't actually die until 80 days later. In this page-turner, award-winning author Gail Jarrow delves into the fascinating story of the relationship between Garfield and Guiteau, and relates the gruesome details of Garfield's slow and agonizing death. She reveals medical mistakes made in the aftermath of Garfield's assassination, including the faulty diagnoses and outdated treatments that led to the president's demise. This gripping blend of science, history, and mystery -- the latest title in the Medical Fiascoes series -- is nonfiction for kids at its best: exciting and relevant and packed with plenty of villains and horrifying facts."-- Less
Master of his fate : Roosevelt's rise from polio to the presidency
Tobin, James, 1956- author.
"A biography of FDR, focusing on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the cour... More
"A biography of FDR, focusing on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the course to become president, for fans of Steve Sheinkin's political biographies."-- Less
If you want a friend in Washington : wacky, wild & wonderful presidential pets
McGill, Erin, author, illustrator.
"A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Ted... More
"A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels--that have passed through the White House gates."-- Less
Joey : the story of Joe Biden
Biden, Jill, author.
Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encour... More
Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story. Less
Exploring the White House : inside America's most famous home
Brower, Kate Andersen, author.
Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where the President an... More
Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where the President and his family live? Brower shines a spotlight on the families that have lived in the White House, as well as the roles of the staff members,. She explains what goes on behind the scenes at important state events, visits of foreign dignitaries, and even a ghost or two. -- Less
The White House
Collison, Campbell, author.
"Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mans... More
"Over the years, U.S. presidents have lived in the President's Palace, the Executive Mansion, and the President's House. What about the White House, you may wonder? Well, it's the same building! But this iconic landmark wasn't given its current name until 1901. What else is there to learn about the White House? Read this book to find out!"-- Less
Before George Washington was president
Levy, Janey, author.
Everyone knows George Washington was the first president of the young United States. Most also know... More
Everyone knows George Washington was the first president of the young United States. Most also know that before he was president, Washington was the commander of the Continental army during the American Revolution. But Washington had a busy life long before the war. Readers of this lively biography will discover what life was like for the young Washington, from his childhood in rural Virginia through his surveying and military career to his early political life. Each spread contains accessible text and vivid images, plus captions and fact boxes that enhance the main text with additional information. Less
Jimmy Carter : president and humanitarian
Rose, Rachel, 1968- author.
"How does a young peanut farmer grow into one of the most influential people on the planet? We... More
"How does a young peanut farmer grow into one of the most influential people on the planet? Well, why don't you ask the 39th president of the United States? Jimmy Carter made the spectacular leap from the fields, to a U.S. naval submarine, then all the way to the White House. But he wasn't done changing the world after he left the Oval Office. Jimmy and Rosalynn's Carter Center has been a beacon of humanitarian aid around the world. From eradicating disease, to helping countries establish and strengthen democracies, this former president has earned his Nobel Peace Prize. Learn all about Jimmy's spectacular journey as a president, humanitarian, and more"-- Less
A parade for George Washington
Adler, David A., author.
"Follows George Washington's journey from Virginia to New York in anticipation of his ina... More
"Follows George Washington's journey from Virginia to New York in anticipation of his inauguration at Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789"-- Less
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Kanefield, Teri, 1960- author.
"The inspiring story of one of America's greatest presidents. The fifth book in the Makin... More
"The inspiring story of one of America's greatest presidents. The fifth book in the Making of America series, Franklin D. Roosevelt examines the life of America's 32nd president: his birth into one of America's elite families, his domineering mother, his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt, his struggle with polio, and his political career. A Democrat, Roosevelt (1882-1945) won a record four presidential elections and is the longest-serving US president. During his time in office, he led the country through the Great Depression and World War II. He helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest US presidents along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The book includes selections from FDR's writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index."-- Less
The story of Abraham Lincoln
Jablonski, Carla, author.
"Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and many people still say he ... More
"Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and many people still say he was the most important president. Before he made history by ending slavery and reuniting America, Abraham was a hard-working kid who believed in equality for everyone. By learning as much as he could, he would help people and change the world for the better. Explore how Abraham went from a poor farm boy with a dream to one of the most powerful leaders in history" -- Less
Truth and honor : the President Ford story
McDivitt, Lindsey, 1957- author.
"When Gerald Ford became president, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician... More
"When Gerald Ford became president, Americans were ready for an honest, hardworking politician. He was trustworthy, cooperative, and cared deeply about all Americans. His life, tougher than some and filled with character-building lessons, had prepared him for the job. Backmatter includes a letter from the Ford family and a timeline"-- Less
Donald Trump : 45th president of the United States
Hinman, Bonnie, author.
"Billionaire businessman Donald Trump took the world by surprise when he was elected the 45th ... More
"Billionaire businessman Donald Trump took the world by surprise when he was elected the 45th president of the United States in 2016. Donald Trump: 45th President of the United Statesexplores Trump's childhood, business empire, and political success. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO." -- Less