This November, the USA will choose a new president. The television and internet are full of commercials and news reports about the candidates. Kids are full of questions about the election process. This list of election and president books for kids is sure to inform and entertain future voters.
Books about Elections and Voting
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All of these picture books would be great to read-aloud. Some address parts of the election process or running for president. Others delve into the terms and vocabulary surrounding an election.
Max for President by Jarrett Krosoczka would be an appropriate read-aloud for preschoolers and early elementary. It’s the story of a boy and girl who run for class president. It discusses campaigning and voting with simple text.
Monster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak is the story of a colorful monster who decides to run in the election. And, what cause is most dear to him? Saving a library of course. This is a silly and playful story but still delivers a message of standing up for something you believe in.
Grace can’t believe that there has never been a woman president in Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio. So, she decides to run.
If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier is the story of what life would be like if you were running for president.
It’s full of vocabulary associated with elections and is the perfect book to read before playing our Election Vocabulary Bingo.
It’s important to point out that women haven’t always been able to vote in elections. Read Around America to Win the Vote by Mara Rockliff to showcase the women’s suffrage movement. This is the story of two women who would not let anything keep them from spreading the word about equal voting rights for women. They braved all sorts of obstacles to further the cause.
Books About Presidents
Take a step back from current politics, elections, and mud slinging to learn about some of our past presidents with these books.
Hail to the Chief by Callista Gingrich takes us back in time to visit some of the most influential presidents of history.
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire is a gorgeously illustrated book about the 16th president. There is a lot of text in the book which would make it a read aloud over a few days. Also, check out George Washington by the same authors.
Nice Work Franklin! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain shares about the life of the 32nd president during the Great Depression.
Cast your vote. Which book on the list are you most excited to share with a child?
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