Monday is President’s Day so we have been putting together our reading list for next week. I love adding in some fun books to match up with what the kids will be learning about at school that week. I found a bunch of really cute books for kids that are perfect for President’s Day. Look for these at your local library to add some fun reading to your reading time next week. I also included links to find them on Amazon if you are looking to add them to your library permanently. Make sure to enter the giveaway as well to win an Amazon gift card.
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Bright pictures and a simple story capture the essence of one of our most popular presidents. Little ones will enjoy key anecdotes about Lincoln, beginning with young Abe’s love of reading. Fun facts at the end—such as Lincoln’s declaration of the final Thursday in November as Thanksgiving day—round out this nonfiction book full of Little Golden Book charm.
Quirky and funny, second-grader Ellie May enjoys learning about US presidents. But she absolutely loves the idea of being a class flag leader during the week before Presidents’ Day. Tired of not being chosen to hold the flag, she makes it her mission to finally get picked. Along the way, Ellie May ends up karate chopping the class plant when she tries to determine whether George Washington actually chopped down that cherry tree. Next, she takes apart the class pencil sharpener when she learns that Abraham Lincoln liked learning how gadgets work. Ellie May may not be perfect like Miss-Know-it-All Ava or calm like her best friend Lizzy, but she’s good-hearted and eventually realizes that honesty and patience go a long way.
Bright, appealing artwork and simple words introduce the youngest readers to our first president with engaging anecdotes, beginning with how young George liked to study and ride his horse. Fun facts at the end—such as that Washington’s image can be found on our dollar bill, our postage stamps, and on Mount Rushmore—round out this charming Little Golden Book.
“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.
A multicultural cast of children imagines what is would be like to be president. Available as part of Amazon Kindle Unlimited, so you can read for free if you have a subscription.
Now even the youngest patriots can learn about America’s presidential history with this bright and playful board book. Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and presidents-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.
Being President of the United States is a big job —he biggest job in all of America! Follow the president as he or she campaigns, runs, moves into the White House, and works to fix problems. Learn about historically significant presidents along the way, and see what it takes to be president. Do you have what it takes to run the U.S.?
Today at school we celebrated Presidents’ Day by putting on a play. Mrs. Madoff said I could be George Washington because his birthday is the same as mine. Charlie was Abraham Lincoln because he’s the tallest kid in our class. Everyone else had very important parts to play, too. At the end of the day we voted for class president, and you’ll never guess who won!
Parenting In Progress loves to promote literacy so we are sponsoring a giveaway for our readers. Entrants must be 18 or older and US residents to be eligible to win. Winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card to help grow your library. Entries will be accepted until 2/28/2019.