Wednesday, February 13, 2019

15 President's Day Books for Kids

President's Day is around the corner! It is also the perfect time for a learning opportunity with your kids. This year plan some reading time if you are homeschooling or with the kids while they are off from school.  

photograph by Victoria Borodinova 

According to, Presidents’ Day is officially Washington’s Birthday and is a holiday in the United States (third Monday in February) popularly recognized as honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Many people use this day to also celebrate the lives of all U.S. presidents.

There are many ways to teach your children about these two amazing presidents and those that served thereafter, on iPad apps, but there is nothing like opening a tangible book and reading aloud with your child or having them read to you. Reading time is SO much fun. 
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx

Here are 15 President's Day books for kids that I believe will teach your children about this special holiday and the great men we celebrate, but also be entertaining. 

Click on the images below to learn more and to purchase your favorites just in-time for the big holiday on Monday!

Happy reading!

Presidents' Day

The kids put on a play in school to celebrate President's Day. At the end of the day they voted for class president, and you'll never guess who won! $6.99 on Amazon 

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 1

I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World)

This collectible picture book shares an inspiring message that, "We can all be heroes." $12.56 on Amazon

Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) 


In this collectible picture book learn all about George Washington, America’s first president. $9.74 on Amazon

Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

If I Were President

In this book children from all cultures imagine what it would be like to be president. $6.99 on Amazon

Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

Smart About the Presidents (Smart About History)

Children will discover the floor plan of the White House, a list of presidential perks, and lots of interesting info about all the presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama.
$6.99 on Amazon

Age Range: 5 - 9 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, the former President Obama writes how he sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. $12.59 on Amazon

Age Range: 6 and up 
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12

This Little President: A Presidential Primer

For your little leaders-in-training, they will learn all about the U.S. Presidents in this board book. $7.00 on Amazon

Age Range: 3 - 5 years
Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten

1,000 Facts About the White House

In this book there is 1,000 fun to read facts and go behind the scenes to get a 360-degree view of America's most famous president’s residence, from how it was built in 1792 and the fire of 1812, to today's state dinners, celebrations, celebrity pets, and more. $10.49 on Amazon

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

This book has over 100 black and white illustrations and map, sharing the life of the sixteenth President of the United States, how he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. $5.99 on Amazon

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7

Grace for President

A girl can be president too! When Grace's teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace decides to be the first. And she immediately starts off her political career as a candidate the school's mock election!
$15.75 on Amazon

Age Range: 5 - 9 years
Grade Level: 1 - 3

One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

The Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting by using simple rhymes. 
$9.99 on Amazon

Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents 2016 Edition

A comprehensible introduction for young readers to learn the lives and times of America's 45 most influential leaders. Readers can learn about our new president, Donald Trump, and relive the course of American history through digestible information about each president's term in office and the major political issues of each era. $9.76 on Amazon

Age Range: 10 - 13 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2

Rush Revere and the Presidency

Your young reader will enjoy this adventure. Rush and his friends head back in time to the early days of our independent nation to watch the early American presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson in action! $13.99 on Amazon

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7

American Presidents Activity Book (Just a Pencil Gets You Many Days of Fun)

This activity book features inventive games, quizzes, puzzles, and challenges all related to America's presidents for your kids. $7.95 on Amazon

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7

George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

There are two sides to every story. George Washington, the man who freed the American colonies from the British, and George III, the British king who lost them. Two leaders on different sides of the Atlantic, yet with more in common than we sometimes acknowledge. We are lead through their story, and the story of their times, and see both sides of the arguments that divided the colonies from the Kingdom.
$6.95 on Amazon

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