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This list of books has been carefully selected for kids to learn more about President’s Day as well as the lives of various U.S presidents. Fun and interactive, these kids’ books make for a great educational resource or gift! If you want a craft to do, our Abraham Lincoln Hat Weave is so much fun!
President’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February. The day is well known as a celebration in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As time has gone on, it has also turned into a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all the United States presidents.
20 President’s Day Books for Kids
Kid Presidents: Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements—before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you.
My Little Golden Book About George Washington: 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.
I am George Washington: George Washington was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. He was never afraid to be the first to try something, from exploring the woods around his childhood home to founding a brand new nation, the United States of America.
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Abe Lincoln; The Boy who loved books: In a tiny log cabin, a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln.
President Taft is Stuck in The Bath: George Washington crossed Delaware River in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature . . . well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck?
Abe Lincoln’s Dream: When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself.
What Presidents are Made of: See America’s presidents as never before—made of objects! Using everything from blue jeans to boxing gloves, Hanoch Piven “builds” the characters of eighteen of our nation’s leaders.
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The First Ladies: For every president, there has been a first lady, sometimes two. Who were these women? How has the job of First Lady changed over time?
Presidential Pets: Remember Socks? Who didn’t love Barney? We’ll sure miss Bo. Who will the next Presidential Pet be?
So You Want To Be President?: This new version of the Caldecott-winning classic by illustrator David Small and author Judith St. George is updated with current facts and new illustrations to include our forty-second president, George W. Bush.
Who was George Washington?: In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years.
Who was Abraham Lincoln?: Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! As the sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery.
Presidents’ Day: From the duo who created the classroom Kirkus Reviews called “a charmed place” comes a patriotic primer for picture-book readers.
John, Paul, George & Ben: “Describing each man in turn as either bold, noisy, honest, clever, or independent, and taking many liberties with the truth, Smith relates how the Founding Fathers of the title–and Jefferson, too–played a part in securing America’s freedom.” – Partial Review by Marianne Saccardi.
This Little President: Learn all about the US presidents with this fun and colorful board book perfect for leaders-in-training!
Duck For President: From the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award-Winning Author Doreen Cronin.
If I were President: A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to be president.
The Presidential Masters of Prehistory: Deep underground, a mysterious cave of stone tablets has been discovered, and researchers are working frantically to investigate a treasury of Prehistoric American artifacts. In this collection, you will uncover the real stories of six legendary dinosaur leaders
Everything Kids Presidents Book: Did George Washington really cut down his father’s cherry tree? Who was the last president to have facial hair? Which U.S. president had a country’s capital city named after him? Which president earned the nickname, “His Accidency” With The Everything Kids’ Presidents Book, you’ll be at the head of your class after learning about the lives, legacies, and impact that our country’s 44 leaders had on the history of the United States.
Chasing George Washington: What would it be like if you lived in the White House? Dee Dee, Jose, and Annie are about to find out! When their class takes a field trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the three accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life, which turns their everyday tour into an unexpected adventure!
What other President’s Day Books are you reading in your class?