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Presidents & Presidents Day


Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Presidents & Presidents Day? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for teaching about Presidents & Presidents Day.



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by Dan Gutman (2007)
It's Presidents' Day and Mr. Macky, the reading specialist, actually expects A.J. and his friends to read stuff about the presidents. Not only that, but Mr. Macky lives in a log cabin and thinks he's Abraham Lincoln! Is he for real? Part of the Dan Gutman's My Weird School series.

by David F. Marx (2002)
From the Rookie Read-About Holidays series. Discusses the holiday known as Presidents' Day and the significant achievements of those presidents whom it honors, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Rookie Readers enable ESOL students to develop reading skills along with social studies and science concepts.

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by Anne Rockwell (2008)
From the duo who created the classroom called "a charmed place" comes a patriotic primer for picture-book readers. 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.

By Catherine Stier (2004)
A simple explanation of the diverse duties of the president of the United States. Beginning with campaign speeches and posters, six children of varied racial backgrounds take turns posing as the president while providing information about the rewards and responsibilities of the position. Touching briefly on various topics including the White House, Congress, the creation of laws, the cabinet, veto power, Air Force One, and the Secret Service, Stier introduces the day-to-day activities of the commander in chief. (School Library Journal)

by Peter W. Barnes, Cheryl Shaw Barnes (1998)
Children learn about the White house and the work of the president through the adventures of Woodrow G. Washingtail, president of the United Mice of America, and his family.

By Patricia A. Pingry (2002)
Meet Abraham Lincoln introduces young readers to our 16th president, tracing his life from his boyhood in Indiana to his early political career and, later, his presidency. With an emphasis on Lincoln's fight for unification of our country and freedom for all Americans, the story helps children understand the impact Lincoln had on our nation's history.

by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain (2005)
George Washington was not afraid of responsibility. When the Colonies needed a commander-in-chief to build an army, George did it. And when they needed his army to fight the British, George did it. But when Americans asked George to be the first president of the brand-new United States, he politely said, "No, thank you." Here is the whimsical story of how our first president tried to avoid his most important job. Filled with little-known and funny facts, this book reveals a more personal side of Washington -- a great leader who could also be a little nervous.

By Editors Of Time For Kids (2007)
Did you know that James Monroe was the first President to appear without a wig in formal public settings? Or that George W. Bush named the first African Americans as secretaries of state? In this informative reference book by the editors of the award-winning TIME For Kids magazine, you'll learn about the presidents' childhoods, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Included: Hundreds of fascinating facts -- and the history of our nation is woven into each presidential portrait.

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