It’s impossible to escape from election fever with candidates campaigning regularly in Ohio. Here are some fun books to answer kids questions and curiosity in a non-partisan way!
Enjoy the irresistible energy of Grace in Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. When Grace learns that a woman has never been president of the United States, she sets out to change that, running for class president. Even the Electoral College is explained in a very straightforward way.
Not to be left out, Kitty runs for President of the Neighborhood Cat Club in Bad Kitty for President. Is she the purrrfect candidate!? Along the way terms like caucus, primary, endorsement and others are explained, along with kissing babies, grassroots campaigning, the role of money and the media, and the perils of mudslinging.
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George presents an entertaining glimpse into the president’s lives. “The President never has to take out the garbage.” And “You probably weren’t born in a log cabin. That’s too bad. People are crazy about log-cabin Presidents. They elected eight.” David Small’s cartoon style illustrations (think caricatures!) are a highlight of this Caldecott Award winning title.
A brief history of voting rights is presented in Eileen Christelow’s Vote! Who has the right to vote? Who decides?
Can two people who seem to be polar opposites get along? Find out in Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson could not have been more different. One short, the other tall; one who loved to debate and could speak for hours on end, the other quiet, preferring to write out his arguments. But united by a common cause, these rebels were instrumental to the formation of our country.
Enjoy learning about history, presidents, and don’t forget to exercise your right to vote this November!