The Best Picture Books about Pets and How to Care for Them

Katie Merkel

Hello everyone!

If you have children, then you are probably no stranger to being begged for a pet…or multiple pets. As an animal lover who has had dogs, cats, rabbits, and parakeets, I have always been in the category of “the more the merrier” (much to my father’s consternation). Whether you want tons of pets, one pet, or no pets, I hope you will enjoy my pet picture book recommendations.

For your and your animal lover’s reading pleasure, I have listed 15 fabulous fiction picture books that celebrate the fun of having a pet, comedize the struggle of children trying to get their parents to let them get a pet, and/or that point out the work that goes into caring for a pet. I also recommended three non-fiction picture book series that highlight what it takes to be a responsible pet owner for specific animals. Each series is appropriate for a different age level ranging from preschool through 5th grade. Take the animal fun a step farther by checking out the animal crafts (sorted by pet type), pet-related writing assignments, and science experiments you can do with your pets that I included at the end of the post.

Picture Books

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is a lift the flap book about the zoo sending animals to the narrator, who asked for a pet, and the narrator sending them back because they are not the right pet.

I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs introduces each pet with the phrase “I spy”; describes the texture or the animal’s skin, feathers, or fur; and has the animal say what it likes to eat. Then, the reader turns the page and sees what the animal is. The pages have a hole in them for the animals’ eyes and a close up of the animals’ skin, feathers, or fur.

Can I Keep It? by Lisa Jobe is about a boy who keeps catching wild animals and asking his mother if he can keep them. His mother describes what each animal likes to do and asks her son where he would want to live if he were that type of animal. Every time, he does the right thing and lets the animal go until finally, he finds the right type of animal that would want to live with a boy like him.

The Grumpy Pets by Kristine A. Lombardi is about a boy named Billy who is always unhappy. His mom hopes that taking him to the pet store will cheer him up, but all the animals there are just too happy for Billy. Then, Billy discovers the grumpy pets and finds a pet that is just right for him.

Bad Dog by Mike Boldt is about a little girl who wanted a dog for her birthday but got a cat named Rocky instead. However, the girl is convinced that Rocky is a dog and treats her and tries to train her like a dog. Rocky is a bad dog, but in the end, the girl concludes that Rocky would make a great cat.

Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings is a series of letters between Arfy, a stray who wants a home, and the residents of Butternut Street, who don’t want to adopt a dog. The final letter exchange is between the mail carrier, who wants to be Arfy’s person, and Arfy, who is happy to finally have a home.

Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel describes different features and skills that pets can have and concludes that regardless a pet can be a friend.

If I Had a Raptor by George O’Connor details how a little girl would care for a raptor if she had one as a pet.

My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach, illustrated by Eric Barclay is about a boy who begged his mother for a puppy until she finally said yes. The boy does such a great job taking care of his puppy that the puppy wants a pet of his own. This continues from pet to pet until the boy’s mother has had enough.

I Won a What? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Robert Neubecker is about a boy whose parents won’t let him get a pet with fur, feathers, or that eats live food, but they promise that he can keep anything he wins at the goldfish booth. Only the boy doesn’t win a goldfish. He wins a whale!

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illustrated by David Catrow is a series of letters between Alex, who is trying to convince his mom to let him adopt his friend’s baby iguana, and his mother, who does not want an iguana and is not convinced that Alex is responsible enough to have a pet.

The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Bruce Whatley is about a girl named Elizabeth who desperately wants a pet but whose parents are dead set against having one. Elizabeth tries many different approaches to get them to approve one pet, but they all fail. Then, Elizabeth finds the perfect pet that meets all her parents’ requirements…and makes them wonder whether it would have been better to get a dog.

How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eaton, illustrated by John Rocco gives instructions for how to catch and train a pet train.

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones is about a boy who gets a goldfish named Norman for a birthday gift. The boy wants to trade Norman in for a different pet; however, as he spends time with Norman, he comes to love the fish.

Fairy Tale Pets by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Jorge Martín is about Bob and his dog, Rex. In an effort to earn money, they start a pet sitting service. However, instead of cats, dogs, and small animals, people bring them fairy tale pets. Chaos ensues.

Non-fiction

Family Pet Series by Julie Murray

In the Family Pet Series each book gives an overview of the basic physical characteristics of the featured animal and what is needed to care for that type of pet. At the back is a picture glossary of the pet care items mentioned and the vocabulary terms that were bolded in purple in the text. This series is ideal for children in Preschool-Grade 2.

In the Do You Really Want a Pet? Series each book gives an overview of the responsibilities associated with owning that specific type of pet and ends with a short quiz. The quiz either helps readers to determine whether or not that animal is the best pet for their lifestyle or which breed or species in that animal category would make the best pet for their lifestyle. This series is ideal for children in Pre-K-Grade 2.

Pet Care Series by Bobbie Kalman (additional author mentioned beside book title), photos by Marc Crabtree, illustrations by Margaret Amy Reiach

In the Pet Care Series each book gives an overview of what the animal is, how to determine whether or not it is the right pet for your lifestyle, and how to properly care for that pet. This series is ideal for children in Grades 2-5.

Crafts

Birds

Cats

Dogs

Fish

Reptiles: Iguanas, Snakes, and Turtles

Rodents: Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, and Rabbits

English Assignments

  • Write a paragraph about your pet or the pet you wish you had. Why is that pet the best? (1st grade through 5th grade)
  • Write a story about your pet or the pet you wish you had. Make sure your story has a beginning, middle, and end. (3rd grade through 5th grade)
  • Research how to care for and train your pet or the pet you wish you had. Write a five-paragraph essay about why that pet is the best pet and how to care for and train it. (4th grade through 5th grade)

Science Experiments to Do with Your Pet

  • “Doing Science With Your Cat!” by Dani Trotman
  • Cat’s Taste Preference Experiment: As a child, I did a taste preference science experiment with my cats. For one week, I laid out four equally filled bowls of water every morning. One bow contained water and salt, one contained water and lemon juice, one contained water and sugar, and the other bowl just contained water. Every morning, I measured how high on a ruler the water in each bowl came and wrote down the numbers for each bowl. Every afternoon, I measured again and recorded the numbers. At the end of the week, I transferred the numbers to a chart. Looking at my chart, I was able to determine which water my cats liked best.
  • “Are Dogs Colorblind?” by Education.com
  • “Do dogs have a color preference?” by Eddie Lord (This link is to Eddie Lord’s final project. You can have your child repeat the experiment by following the Procedure portion of the project.)
  • “What science fair projects can I do with a hamster or a rat?” by Robbi

Happy reading!

Katie

P.S.

For more themed book recommendations and activities, visit my post library.

15 Dance Picture Books

Katie Merkel

Hello everyone!

I love to dance! There is something deeply satisfying about moving in time to the music and expressing the emotion of a song through movement.

These fifteen dance picture books celebrate the joy of dancing, and I hope they inspire you and your young readers to get up and dance. At the end of the post are dance-themed coloring pages, crafts, and YouTube dance tutorials. The dance video sections for ballet, hip-hop, and tap have lessons and/or dances for every age from toddlers through 5th graders. The miscellaneous dance video section contains individual dances or dance routines that are appropriate for specific age groups.

No matter what style of dance you love, free style it and explore a new form. Break it down, hip and hop, tap your feet, clap your hands, and let the books move you to express yourself through dance!

Book Recommendations

Barnyard Dance

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton has a rhyming text that is reminiscent of square-dance calling but with animal dancers and some animal movements.

Rap A Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That!

Rap A Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That! by Leo and Diane Dillon tells about a man who is always tap dancing. It shows him dancing through the streets, past people, and on stage. At the end of the book, the man’s name, Bojangles, is revealed. The final page has an afterward with historical information about Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, who was one of, if not the greatest, tap dancers of all time.

Clap Your Hands

Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley has a rhyming text that tells the characters in the book to move different ways and make different types of faces and sounds. For added fun, you can have kids follow the directions along with the book’s characters.

Hip-Hop Lollipop

Hip-Hop Lollipop by Susan Montanari is about a girl named Lollie who loves to dance hip-hop. Her parents tell her to stop dancing and go to bed, but Lollie keeps dancing. She dances with her sister; she dances while brushing her teeth; and when she’s finally in bed, Lollie dreams of dancing hip-hop.

I Got the Rhythm

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison is about having the rhythm. The book starts with the protagonist thinking the rhythm. Then she experiences the rhythm with her senses and starts to express it with different parts of her body. Finally, she is expressing the rhythm with her entire body and full-out dancing. The final line of the book (“I got the rhythm and you can too.”) encourages the reader to move and dance as well.

Kitchen Dance

Kitchen Dance by Maurie J. Manning is about a young girl who hears noises coming from the kitchen and together with her brother discovers that their parents are dancing and singing while cleaning up from dinner. When their parents catch them spying in the doorway, they bring their children into the kitchen, and the entire family sings and dances together. This book is a beautiful reminder that even the most mundane tasks can be used to bond as a family.

How Do You Dance?

How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder is more or less the dance version of Green Eggs and Ham. The text is a conversation between an unseen voice and the protagonist, who claims that he doesn’t dance. As the unseen voice lists many of the ways that people dance, the illustrations show those movements, and the protagonist’s reaction to a lot of the dancing. The book ends with the protagonist finally revealing how he dances.

Zoogie Boogie Fever!: An Animal Dance Book

Zoogie Boogie Fever!: An Animal Dance Book by Sujean Rim reveals the secret as to why zoo animals always seem to be tired during zoo visiting hours: they spend the whole night dancing! A little red bird is the reader’s guide through a typical night of dancing at the zoo. Enjoy the book, but as the little bird reminds the reader, the dancing is a secret, so “Don’t. Tell. Anyone.”

Hilda Must Be Dancing

Hilda Must Be Dancing? by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Suzanne Watts is about a hippopotamus named Hilda who loves to dance, but whose friends dislike her dancing because it is very loud and creates a mess in the jungle. Her friends suggest different hobbies for her to try instead of dancing, but Hilda doesn’t like any of them and keeps dancing. At last, they suggest a hobby that Hilda loves and is able to combine with dancing. The result is a quiet form of dance that does not create a mess, and that both Hilda and her friends can enjoy.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees is about a clumsy giraffe named Gerald. At the annual Jungle Dance, when Gerald steps onto the dance floor, the other animals make fun of him and tell him he can’t dance. When Gerald leaves, a cricket tells him that different people need different types of music and encourages Gerald to listen to the music in nature. Gerald does and finds that he can dance. He learns that everyone can dance if they find the right music.

Rupert Can Dance

Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer is about a girl named Mandy and her cat, Rupert. Mandy loves to dance for Rupert during the day, and Rupert loves to dance at night when Mandy is asleep. One night, Mandy wakes up and sees Rupert dancing. She is excited and tries to teach Rupert some of the moves she knows, but Rupert doesn’t want to take lessons and loses all interest in dancing. Mandy comes up with a plan to get Rupert to dance again, and the two of them start dancing together.

Dino-Dancing

Dino-Dancing by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Barry Gott is about a dance competition between different dinosaur dance groups. Many different styles of dance are featured, and while some acts go smoothly, others don’t go as planned.

Dance With Me

Dance With Me by Penny Harrison, illustrated by Gwynneth Jones is about a music box ballerina who loves to dance with the little girl who comes and dances with her every day. But when the little girl gets older and stops dancing with the ballerina, the ballerina leaves her music box in search of a new dance partner. Everyone the ballerina invites to dance with her says no, and the ballerina returns to her music box. For years, the music box is packed away, but one day, a new little girl opens the lid and invites the ballerina to dance with her.

Diana Dances

Diana Dances by Luciano Lozano is about a girl named Diana who does not do well in school and who will fail her grade if she does not learn her multiplication tables. When hiring a tutor doesn’t help, Diana’s mother takes her to the doctor, who recommends that Diana see a psychologist. The psychologist determines that Diana is a dancer and tells her mother to enroll her in a dance class. Diana loves dancing and discovers that it is easier for her to focus when she is moving. Through finding her creative outlet in dance, Diana also unlocks her ability to master her multiplication tables.

PAR-TAY!: Dance of the Veggies (And Their Friends)

PAR-TAY!: Dance of the Veggies (And Their Friends) by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Don Tate is about a dance party that the vegetables in the refrigerator throw while their humans are out of the house. Different vegetables, fruits, and dance styles are featured. At the back of the book is a section that explains what a vegetable is and that lists the vegetables and fruits that participate in the dance party.

Coloring Pages

Crafts

Dance Videos

Ballet

Hip Hop

Tap*

*You can wear sneakers, dress shoes, or create your own penny tap shoes as an inexpensive way to try out this style of dance.

Miscellaneous Dances

Happy reading and dancing!

Katie

P.S.

For more themed book recommendations and activities, visit my post library.

12 Best Easter Picture Books

Hello everyone!

Katie Merkel

Happy Easter! Below are a dozen eggcellent Easter picture books. Some tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection and others feature the Easter bunny or Easter egg hunts.

After looking at the book recommendations, don’t forget to check out the Easter-themed crafts (some make cute Easter decorations), math activities, and snacks at the end of the post.

Picture Book Recommendations

The Easter Bunny's Assistant

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas is a lesson in how to color Easter eggs given by the Easter Bunny and his assistant, Skunk. Unfortunately, Skunk gets excited easily, which makes the process a smelly affair. Kids will enjoy this humorous lesson in egg dying.

A Very Happy Easter

A Very Happy Easter by Tim Thornborough tells the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection while paying special emphasis on how different people felt. In addition to sharing the Good News about Jesus, the book teaches empathy by asking kids to mimic the characters’ facial expressions and to think about how they felt.

The Parable of the Lily

The Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs, illustrated by Nancy Munger is about a girl named Maggie who receives a box of dirt from her father with a mysterious plant’s bulb in it. She is disappointed with the gift, forgets about it for a while, and then throws the bulb outside. On Easter morning, she discovers that the bulb has grown into a beautiful lily. On most of the pages a Bible verse shows how Maggie’s story mirrors Jesus’ life on Earth and how God the Father must have felt that the precious gift of His Son was undervalued and unappreciated. And just as God forgives us for our sins, the books ends with Maggie’s father forgiving her for not appreciating his gift sooner.

The Story of the Easter Bunny

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert tells how the Easter Bunny got his start making eggs and delivering Easter baskets on Easter morning.

Happy Easter, God

Happy Easter, God by Elspeth Campbell Murphy, illustrated by Jim Lewis is a series of poems that celebrate what children love about Easter. Each poem is paired with an illustration and a Bible verse.

That’s My Colt: An Easter Tale by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Chris Ellison tells the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His death, and His resurrection from the point of view of Matthias, the boy who owned the colt that Jesus rode into Jerusalem.

Turkey's Eggcellent Easter

Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano, illustrated by Lee Harper is about a group of farm animals who want to win an Easter egg hunt prize by finding one of the special eggs, but they can’t participate in the hunt because it is only for children. The animals disguise Turkey different ways so he can find a special Easter egg, but each attempt to get an egg is foiled. The animals’ shenanigans are sure to delight readers of all ages!

God Gave Us Easter

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant is about a father bear telling his daughter about the meaning of Easter and how God gave us Easter so that we could be with Him forever.

Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs

Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs by Melody Carlson, illustrated by Jack Stockman tells the story of Jesus from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem through His resurrection from the point of view of a boy named Benjamin, who has an empty treasure box that he fills up with meaningful objects that he finds or is given during key events. Although this book can stand alone, it is designed to be read while children open resurrection eggs.

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg!

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! by Diane deGroat is about Gilbert, Lola, and their older cousin Wally, who is very competitive. At the Easter egg hunt there are two prizes: one for finding the golden egg and one for finding the most eggs. Wally is so determined to win that he steals the golden egg from Lola despite already having the most eggs. Using Wally’s competitiveness against him, Gilbert tricks Wally into dropping all of his eggs. Gilbert returns the golden egg to Lola and wins the prize for finding the most eggs. When Gilbert gives his prize to Wally because it rightfully belongs to him, Wally learns that how you treat people is more important than winning.

Easter Eggs for Anya: A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ

Easter Eggs for Anya: A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport is about a girl named Anya who is sad because her father is fighting in a war and they do not have any eggs to turn into pysanky eggs for Easter. When a fox kills a wild goose that was defending its nest, Anya takes the eggs home, thankful that God has given her eggs for Easter. On Easter morning, the eggs hatch, and Anya finds that God has given her a better gift than pysanky eggs.

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri tells why Jesus died and rose again. An abridged version of the Garden of Eden, the curtain in the Temple, and Jesus’ life on Earth are given. The book’s focus is that it is good to be with God, but that we are separated from Him by our sin. The book ends with the Good News that because Jesus took our sin away when He died on the cross and rose from the dead, we can be with God again.

Crafts

  1. DIY Resurrection Eggs (Preschool through Elementary)
  2. Popsicle Stick Cross (Preschool)
  3. Tape Resist Easter Cross (Preschool through Elementary)
  4. Easy Cross Bird Feeder (Elementary)
  5. He is Risen! Empty Tomb Craft (Preschool)
  6. He is Risen! Empty Tomb Craft (Elementary)
  7. Handprints Easter Lily Bouquet (Preschool through Elementary depending on amount of adult prep)
  8. Tin Foil Easter Egg (Preschool through Elementary)
  9. Paper Eggs (Elementary)(The English instructions are below the Swedish instructions.)
  10. Easter Bunny Headband (Preschool through Elementary depending on amount of adult prep)
  11. Foam Cup Bunny (Preschool through Elementary depending on amount of adult prep)
  12. Paper Plate Sheep Mask (Preschool)
  13. Bubble Wrap Sheep Craft (Preschool through Elementary)
  14. Mini Popsicle Stick Chicks (Preschool through Elementary)
  15. Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft (Elementary)

Math Activities

  1. How To Make Learning Fun With Jelly Beans (Pre-K through Elementary)
  2. Hands On Easter Math (Pre-K through Elementary)
  3. Easter Egg Math Activities for Kindergarten {Freebies Included!} (Kindergarten through 1st grade)
  4. 16 Spring and Easter Math Ideas (Kindergarten through Elementary)
  5. Easter Basket Math Challenge w/ FREE Printables (Elementary)

Snacks

  1. Easter Resurrection Rolls
  2. Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats
  3. Easter Cross Rice Crispy Treats
  4. Peeps Easter Bunny Dirt Cups
  5. Decorated Easter Sheep Cookies with Gift Tags to Print
  6. M&M Easter Egg Marshmallow Fudge Brownies
  7. Empty Tomb Cupcakes with He Is Risen Printable Flags
  8. Easter Basket Cookies
  9. Empty Tomb Cake
  10. Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Happy reading!

Katie

P.S.

For more themed book recommendations and activities, visit my post library.

The Best Picture Books about the Solar System and Constellations for Children in Preschool through Elementary

Hello everyone!

Katie Merkel

One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I love stars and the solar system. Although I am by no means an astronomer or even an amateur stargazer, I always feel in awe when I view the night sky or look at pictures or videos of outer space. Looking up at the stars always makes me feel closer to God.

Below is a selection of books that give facts about our solar system (sun, moon, and planets) and constellations. And since I was personally very unhappy when Pluto was declared to no longer be a planet, I also included books that explain why Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet. I sorted the book recommendations into categories: Planets (books that cover all the planets and a section for each individual planet), Dwarf Planets, Sun and Moon, and Stars (other than the sun). After the book recommendations, I listed space-themed activities, crafts, science experiments, sensory activities, and snacks.

I hope the space picture books and fun activities inspire your young readers’ fascination with our solar system and the universe!

Planets

Eight Spinning Planets

Eight Spinning Planets by Brian James, illustrated by Russell Benfanti gives a rhyming overview of the planets. The pages are cardboard and the planets are made of raised plastic, which makes the book ideal for children birth to kindergarten.

Nerdy Babies: Space

Nerdy Babies: Space by Emmy Kastner introduces kids to outer space and the eight planets. The age of the book characters makes the target audience birth to three, but if the listeners will forgive the narrator for addressing them as babies, the text and images can be enjoyed by kids as old as six.

Planets

Planets by Martha E. H. Rustad gives an overview of the planets. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

There's No Place Like Space! All about Our Solar System

There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Revised Edition) by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz gives a rhyming overview of the planets, constellations, sun, and moon. This book is ideal for children in preschool-3rd grade.

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Mercury and Venus

Mercury and Venus by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Mercury and Venus. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Mercury?

Do You Really Want to Visit Mercury? by Thomas K. Adamson, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Mercury through the story of a girl wanting to go to Mercury to fix a problem she is having on Earth, her trip to Mercury, her time on Mercury, and her realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Mercury by Jody S. Rake gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Venus

Venus

Venus by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Mercury and Venus

Mercury and Venus by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Mercury and Venus. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Venus?

Do You Really Want to Visit Venus? by Thomas K. Adamson, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Venus through the story of a girl wanting to go to Venus to improve her science project, how long it takes to get to Venus, her time on Venus, and her realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Venus by Jody S. Rake gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Earth

Earth

Earth by Martha E. H. Rustad gives an overview of Earth and its life-supporting features. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Earth

Earth by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, how seasons are made, and its makeup from the core to the atmosphere. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Earth by Jody S. Rake gives an overview of the planet including where its name came from and its size, location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Mars

Mars

Mars by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, seasons, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Mars by Jody S. Rake gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, temperature, and terrain. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

To Mars!

To Mars! by Gina Bellisario, illustrated by Mike Moran is about a girl named Avery who imagines that she goes to Mars. Facts about Mars are presented as Avery does things on Mars. This book is ideal for children in kindergarten-2nd grade.

Is There Life on Mars?

Is There Life on Mars by Michael Portman gives information about Mars and why people thought, and some still think, there could be life on it. This book is ideal for children in 2nd-5th grade.

Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, that it is made of gas, and that it has many storms. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Jupiter and Saturn

Jupiter and Saturn by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Jupiter and Saturn. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Jupiter?

Do You Really Want to Visit Jupiter? by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Jupiter through the story of a boy who wants to go to Jupiter, his time on Jupiter and some of its moons, and his realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Jupiter by Steve Foxe gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, and that it is a gas giant. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Saturn

Saturn

Saturn by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, moons, and that it is made of gas. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Jupiter and Saturn by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Jupiter and Saturn. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Saturn?

Do You Really Want to Visit Saturn? by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Saturn through the story of a boy wanting to live on another planet, how long it takes to get to Saturn, his time on Saturn, and his realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Saturn by Steve Foxe gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, and that it is a gas giant. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Uranus

Uranus by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, seasons, and that it is an ice giant. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Uranus and Neptune

Uranus and Neptune by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets. Since the book was published in 2012, some of the information is outdated. For example, Pluto has five moons, not three. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Uranus?

Do You Really Want to Visit Uranus? by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Uranus through the story of a boy wanting to take pictures of Uranus, how long it takes to get to Uranus, his time on Uranus, and his realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Uranus by Steve Foxe gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, and that it is an ice giant. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Neptune

Neptune

Neptune by J.P. Bloom gives an overview of the planet, including its location in the solar system, temperature, and that it is a gas giant. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Uranus and Neptune by Rosalind Mist gives an overview of Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets. Since the book was published in 2012, some of the information is outdated. For example, Pluto has five moons, not three. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade. The large font size and sentence length make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit Neptune?

Do You Really Want to Visit Neptune? by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about Neptune through the story of a girl wanting to go to Neptune to get away from a problem she is having on Earth, how long it takes to get to Neptune, her time on Neptune, and her curiosity about what lies beyond Neptune causing her to continue traveling. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Neptune by Steve Foxe gives an overview of the planet including what we know about its discovery; where its name came from; and its size, location in the solar system, and that it is an ice giant. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Dwarf Planets

A Place for Pluto

A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade, illustrated by Melanie Demmer tells the story of Pluto being told he’s not a planet anymore. In his search for where he belongs in the galaxy, Pluto compares himself to comets, meteoroids, and asteroids, but he is not any of those. Finally, he meets other dwarf planets and finds out what he is and where he fits. This book is ideal for children in preschool through 2nd grade.

Dwarf Planets

Dwarf Planets by Fran Howard presents information about Ceres, Pluto, and Eris. Since the book was published in 2008, some of the information is outdated. For example, Pluto has five moons, not three. This book is ideal for children in 1st-4th grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery by Margaret A. Weitekamp and David DeVorkin, illustrated by Diane Kidd tells the story of Pluto’s discovery, naming, and demotion to a dwarf planet from scientists’ and Pluto’s points of view. The scientists have lots of assumptions and questions about Pluto, and Pluto has a secret for them to discover. This book is ideal for children in kindergarten-4th grade.

Why Isn't Pluto a Planet?

Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? by Michael Portman gives an overview of Pluto’s discovery and the reason it was demoted to a dwarf planet. This book is ideal for children in 2nd-5th grade.

Sun and Moon

Sun, Moon, and Stars

Sun, Moon, and Stars by Hannah Wilson presents an overview of the sun and moon and how they relate to Earth. It also gives information about different types of stars and defines what a constellation is. This book is ideal for children in pre-K-2nd grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party

Sun and Moon Have a Tea Party by Yumi Heo, illustrated by Naoko Stoop is about Sun and Moon having an argument about what the world is like: active or asleep. When Cloud invites them to stay up past their bedtime and watch the world from behind him, Sun and Moon discover that they are both right. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade.

The Sun

The Sun by Martha E. H. Rustad gives an overview of the sun. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

The Sun

The Sun by Reagan Miller gives an overview of the sun and how it influences life on Earth. At the end of the book is an activity that illustrates how it can be day in one part of the world and night in another. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Sun

Sun by Steve Tomecek, illustrated by Carla Golembe explains what the sun is and how it influences life on Earth. At the end of the book is an activity that illustrates how it can be day in one part of the world and night in another. This book is ideal for children in 2nd-6th grade.

Many Moons

Many Moons by Rémi Courgeon shows the different phases of the moon in terms of what every day objects it looks like. The final spread shows the eight phases of the moon in order starting with the new moon and gives a description of each phase. This book is ideal for birth to 1st grade.

The Moon

The Moon by Martha E. H. Rustad gives an overview of the moon. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade. The large font size and short sentences make it a good book for new readers to read on their own.

Do You Really Want to Visit the Moon? by Thomas K. Adamson, illustrated by Daniele Fabbri presents facts about the moon through the story of a girl wanting to go to the moon to fix a problem she is having on Earth, her trip to the moon, her time on the moon, and her realizing what’s great about Earth. This book is ideal for children in 1st-3rd grade.

Stars (other than the sun)

Our Stars

Our Stars by Anne Rockwell gives an overview of stars, planets, the moon, comets, and meteors. This book is ideal for children in preschool-2nd grade.

Sun, Moon, and Stars by Hannah Wilson presents an overview of the sun and moon and how they relate to Earth. It also gives information about different types of stars and defines what a constellation is. This book is ideal for children in pre-K-2nd grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

Stargazers

Stargazers by Gail Gibbons gives an overview of stars and stargazers. This book is ideal for children in pre-k-3rd grade.

Stars and Galaxies

Stars and Galaxies by James Buckley, Jr. gives information about different types of stars, constellations, and galaxies. This book is ideal for children in kindergarten-2nd grade. The large font size and longer sentences make it a good book for more advanced new readers to read on their own.

The Sky Is Full of Stars

The Sky Is Full of Stars by Dr. Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Felicia Bond presents an introduction to stargazing by giving an overview of what constellations are, how to find some of the easier ones, and instructions for how to make your own constellations with a flashlight and recyclables. This book is ideal for children in kindergarten-3rd grade.

Bright Sky, Starry City

Bright Sky, Starry City by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro tells the story of a girl named Phoebe who lives in a city and plans to look at Saturn, Mars, and the stars with her dad and his telescopes, but they can’t see them well because of light pollution. She wishes for the lights to go out, and a her wish is granted when a storm causes a blackout. Phoebe, her dad, and other people in the city get to enjoy the planets and constellations. At the back of the book is information about our solar system, planets and moons, telescopes, and light pollution. This book is ideal for children in kindergarten-4th grade.

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars by Kristen Rajczak shares information about meteors and when to watch for them. This book is ideal for children in 2nd-5th grade.

Zoo in the Sky

Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton, illustrated by Christina Balit shares about constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres. This book is ideal for children in 3rd-6th grade.

50 Things to See with a Telescope: A Young Stargazer's Guide

50 Things to See with a Telescope: A Young Stargazer’s Guide by John A. Read is a how-to book that instructs young stargazers in how to find constellations, star clusters, planets, and other items in the northern hemisphere during each of the four seasons. This book is ideal for children in 3rd grade and up, but with adult assistance it could be used with children as young as 5 years old.

Activities

  1. Night Sky Felt Play and Math Games (Preschool through 1st Grade)
  2. Constellation Geoboard (Preschool through 2nd Grade)
  3. Constellation Geoboards (Kindergarten through Elementary)
  4. Build a Lego Solar System (Preschool through Elementary)
  5. Planetary Orbit Game (Preschool through Elementary)
  6. Planets Scrabble Math (1st through 3rd Grade)
  7. Candy Constellation Game (3rd grade and up)

Crafts

  1. Marshmallow Constellations (Preschool through 2nd grade)
  2. Summer Skies Marshmallow Constellations (2nd through 6th grade)
  3. Pipe Cleaner Constellations (Preschool through Elementary)
  4. DIY Constellation Projector (Preschool through Elementary)
  5. Constellation Lacing Cards (Elementary)
  6. Fingerprint Solar System (Preschool)
  7. Paint Stick Solar System (Pre-K through 3rd grade)
  8. Puffy Planets (Preschool through 3rd grade)
  9. Coffee Filter Planets (Preschool through Elementary)
  10. Papier-mâché Solar System (Preschool through Elementary)

Science Experiments

  1. Making Craters (Preschool through Elementary)
  2. Fizzing Planets Solar System (Preschool through Elementary)
  3. Fizzy Stars (Preschool through 2nd grade)
  4. Melting Stars (Preschool through Elementary)
  5. Magic Rainbow Toothpick Star (Preschool through Elementary)

Sensory

  1. Solar System Sensory Bottle (Preschool)
  2. Star Gazing Discovery Bottle (Preschool)
  3. Good Night Moon Sensory Bottle (Preschool)
  4. Glow in the Dark Solar System Sensory Play (Preschool)
  5. Starry Night Sky Slime (Preschool)
  6. Starry Night Sensory Bag (Preschool through 2nd grade)
  7. Outer Space Playdough (Preschool through 2nd grade)

Snack

  1. Marshmallow Constellation
  2. Solar System
  3. Giant Solar System Sugar Cookie

Happy reading!

Katie

P.S.

For more themed book recommendations and activities, visit my post library.

The 10 Best Books Read in 2021

Hello everyone!

In 2021, I read 685 books. At the beginning of 2022, I thought back over all the books I’d read the previous year and realized that there were a few that stood out.

In the video below, I share my top ten books that I read in 2021 and why I loved them.

Top Ten Books

  1. Planet Earth Is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos
  2. The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte
  3. Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley
  4. One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi
  5. While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
  6. Mama Seeton’s Whistle by Jerry Spinelli, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  7. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  9. The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade, illustrated by Jennifer Davison
  10. If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy Newbold, illustrated by Greg Newbold

Happy reading!

Katie

P.S.

For more themed book recommendations and activities, visit my post library.

Children’s Books about the U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden for Children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Elementary

Katie Merkel

The information in this post and the trivia games was accurate as of December 17, 2021.

Hello everyone!

In preparation for Presidents’ Day, I have assembled a list of children’s books for all 45 presidents (we’ve had 46 presidencies, but only 45 individuals have served as president). Some books focus on more than one president, but each president also has a minimum of four books devoted to him. The more well-known presidents (e.g. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, etc.) have more book recommendations than lesser known presidents (e.g. William Henry Harrison, Millard Fillmore, etc.). The majority of the books were written for children in Grades 1-6. However, certain presidents also have books that are appropriate for children in Pre-K and/or Kindergarten.

Since every child learns to read at his/her own pace, the age range I listed for each book refers to the ages when I believe that a child will be able to sit through the reading of the book and engage with the content. Under each president’s heading, I listed the books in the following order: picture books, easy readers, and graphic novels and chapter books. For the headings, the presidents are listed in order and numbered with the first section being devoted to books that cover multiple presidents.

President Books for Pre-K

1. George Washington
16. Abraham Lincoln
27. William Howard Taft
32. Franklin Roosevelt
35. John F. Kennedy
42. Bill Clinton
44. Barack Obama
45. Donald Trump
46. Joe Biden

President Books for Kindergarten

Multiple Presidents
1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
16. Abraham Lincoln
26. Theodore Roosevelt
27. William Howard Taft
32. Franklin Roosevelt
35. John F. Kennedy
39. Jimmy Carter
40. Ronald Reagan
42. Bill Clinton
43. George W. Bush
44. Barack Obama
45. Donald Trump
46. Joe Biden

Warning, since all of the recommended books were written before 2022, some of the facts in the older books may no longer be accurate or complete because there have been more presidents since the books were published. (For example, Ronald Reagan is no longer the oldest president.) Another thing to realize is that books about Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden will likely have less complete information due to how recently they were in office.

At the end of the post, I have included links to two free presidential trivia games that I created (one for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 and the other for Grades 2-6) and YouTube links to songs that list the presidents of the United States in order.

Multiple Presidents

So You Want to Be President?

So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, illustrated by David Small goes over interesting facts about Presidents George Washington through George W. Bush. The point of the book is that all of the presidents were different from each other, but that there are certain qualities that make a good president. Aspiring future presidents should imitate the greats. At the back of the book, the presidents are listed in order along with their birth places, lifespan, and a sentence summarizing a key point of their presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Rutherford B., Who Was He?

Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by John Hendrix has a poem for each president, or in some cases between two or more presidents, from George Washington through Barack Obama. At the back of the book is a paragraph about each president. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Truth or Lie: Presidents!

Truth or Lie: Presidents! by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Michael Slack presents facts about the presidents by having the reader guess which fact in a set of four is actually a lie. The page spreads alternate between fact spreads (three facts and a lie are presented) and answer spreads (the lie is identified, the correction given, and additional information presented). This book is ideal for children in K-3.

US Presidents: Oval Office All-Stars!

U.S. Presidents: The Oval Office All-Stars! designed and created by Basher, text by Dan Green provides a brief introduction to each of the presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden. On each spread are an illustration of the president depicting significant things about him and/or his presidency, six facts about the president, and two paragraphs written from the president’s point of view in modern language. This book is ideal for children in Grades 4-6.

The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia

The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia by DK Publishing is divided into five sections. The first and longest section provides a brief introduction to each of the presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden. The second section is about notable first ladies. The third section highlights specific parts of the constitution and the presidency. The fourth section covers famous presidential places and vehicles. The fifth section is a reference section with additional information about the presidents. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents 2020 Edition: Fascinating Facts About Each and Every President, Including an American History Timeline by Running Press provides a brief introduction to each of the presidents from George Washington to Joe Biden and a general overview of American history. Each president gets one or two pages devoted to his life and presidency. On the sides of each page are colored rectangles; each rectangle contains a paragraph about a famous person, major event, political or cultural movement, or national or global issue from that president’s lifetime. Along the bottom of each spread runs a timeline that notes important events in American history. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

1. George Washington

A Picture Book of George Washington

A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler, illustrated by John & Alexandra Wallner gives a general overview of George Washington’s life. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

George Did It

George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day is about George Washington saying “no” to being president, finally accepting the position, and his trip to the capital and inauguration. This book is ideal for children in K-4.

Take the Lead, George Washington

Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George, illustrated by Daniel Powers is about George Washington’s childhood. The book is broken into six chapters and focusses on his growing up on a farm, his idolization of his older half-brother Lawrence, his desire to become a Virginia gentleman, and his first surveying job. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

George Washington

George Washington by Grace Hansen presents an overview of George Washington’s life. At the back of the book is a “More Facts” section and a glossary. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-2.

George Washington's First Victory

George Washington’s First Victory by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Diane Dawson Hearn is based on George Washington’s relationship with his mother after the death of his father and how much George loved to spend time with his older brother Lawrence. At the back of the book is a timeline of George Washington’s life. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

George Washington: The First President

George Washington: The First President by Sarah Albee, illustrated by Chin Ko gives an overview of George Washington’s life. At the back of the book is a timeline of George Washington’s life and additional facts about him. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

George Washington

George Washington by Wil Mara presents an overview of George Washington’s life. The short sentences, pronunciation instructions for difficult words, and simple explanations of new terms paired with the large font size make this a perfect book for new readers. This book is ideal for children in K-2.

George Washington and the General's Dog

George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy, illustrated by Richard Walz shares about George Washington’s love of animals and recounts the time during the Revolutionary War that he found a British general’s dog and returned it. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

George Washington: Our First President

George Washington: Our First President by Garnet Jackson, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu gives an overview of George Washington’s life. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

George Washington

George Washington by Caroline Crosson Gilpin gives an overview of George Washington’s life and the time period he lived in. New terms are defined in short sentences and pronunciation guides are provided after large, unfamiliar words. The book also contains a “Cool Facts” section, timeline of major events in George Washington’s life, picture identification challenge, and picture dictionary of the terms defined throughout the book. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Before George Washington Was President

Before George Washington Was President by Janey Levy presents an overview of George Washington’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

George Washington

George Washington by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of George Washington’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

George Washington: First President

George Washington: First President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of George Washington’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

George Washington

George Washington by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of George Washington’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

George Washington: Our 1st President

George Washington: Our 1st President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of George Washington’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

George Washington

George Washington by Andrea H. Pelleschi presents an overview of George Washington’s life in the format of a short graphic novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was George Washington?

Who Was George Washington? by Roberta Edwards, illustrated by True Kelly presents details about George Washington’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

George Washington: True Patriot

George Washington: True Patriot by Janet and Geoff Benge presents a detailed overview of George Washington’s life in a chapter book format that reads like a novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

2. John Adams

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day gives an overview of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, falling out, and reconciliation. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams

A Picture Book of John and Abigail Adams by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler, illustrated by Ronald Himler presents an overview of John and Abigail Adams’ lives. At the back of the book is a timeline of important events in their lives. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

The Revolutionary John Adams

The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness presents a beautifully illustrated overview of John Adams’ life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-5.

John Adams Speaks for Freedom

John Adams Speaks for Freedom by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Craig Orback presents a general overview of John Adams’ life with special focus on what he did to help found America. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Before John Adams Was President

Before John Adams Was President by M. H. Seeley presents an overview of John Adams’ life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

John Adams

John Adams by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of John Adams’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

John Adams: Second President

John Adams: Second President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of John Adams’ life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

John Adams

John Adams by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of John Adams’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

John Adams: Our 2nd President

John Adams: Our 2nd President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of John Adams’ life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

John Adams

John Adams by Jane H. Gould presents an overview of John Adams’ life in the format of a short graphic novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

John Adams: Independence Forever

John Adams: Independence Forever by Janet and Geoff Benge presents a detailed overview of John Adams’ life in a chapter book format that reads like a novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

3. Thomas Jefferson

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day gives an overview of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, falling out, and reconciliation. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by John O’Brien tells about Thomas Jefferson’s life through his deep love of books, his impressive book collection, and how his collection was used to create a new Library of Congress after the first one was burned down during the War of 1812. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Cheryl Harness presents a beautifully illustrated overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-5.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Simone T. Ribke presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life. The short sentences, pronunciation instructions for difficult words, and simple explanations of new terms paired with the large font size make this a perfect book for new readers. This book is ideal for children in K-2.

Before Thomas Jefferson Was President

Before Thomas Jefferson Was President by Michael Rajczak presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Thomas Jefferson's Feast

Thomas Jefferson’s Feast by Frank Murphy, illustrated by Richard Walz focusses on Thomas Jefferson’s love of food and how he influenced American cuisine. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Thomas Jefferson: Third President

Thomas Jefferson: Third President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Thomas Jefferson: Our 3rd President

Thomas Jefferson: Our 3rd President by Elizabeth Sirimarco presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Andrea H. Pelleschi presents an overview of Thomas Jefferson’s life in the format of a short graphic novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

Who Was Thomas Jefferson? by Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by John O’Brien presents details about Thomas Jefferson’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

4. James Madison

A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison

A Picture Book of Dolley and James Madison by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler, illustrated by Ronald Himler presents an overview of James and Dolley Madison’s lives. At the back of the book is a timeline of important events in their lives. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

James Madison

James Madison by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Madison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

James Madison: Fourth President

James Madison: Fourth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of James Madison’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

James Madison

James Madison by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Madison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James Madison: Our 4th President

James Madison: Our 4th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of James Madison’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

James Madison

James Madison by Sandra Dooling presents an overview of James Madison’s life in the format of a short graphic novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

5. James Monroe

James Monroe

James Monroe by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Monroe’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

James Monroe: Fifth President

James Monroe: Fifth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of James Monroe’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

James Monroe

James Monroe by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Monroe’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James Monroe: Our 5th President

James Monroe: Our 5th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of James Monroe’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

6. John Quincy Adams

Young John Quincy

Young John Quincy by Cheryl Harness presents a beautifully illustrated peek into John Quincy Adams’ childhood in 1775 and 1776 while his father was part of the Congress in Philadelphia, gives facts about the Revolutionary War, and provides an overview of the rest of John Quincy Adams’ life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-5.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of John Quincy Adams’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

John Quincy Adams: Sixth President

John Quincy Adams: Sixth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of John Quincy Adams’ life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Quincy Adams’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

John Quincy Adams: Our 6th President

John Quincy Adams: Our 6th President by Gerry and Janet Souter presents an overview of John Quincy Adams’ life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

7. Andrew Jackson

Before Andrew Jackson Was President

Before Andrew Jackson Was President by Michael Rajczak presents an overview of Andrew Jackson’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Andrew Jackson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Andrew Jackson: Seventh President

Andrew Jackson: Seventh President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Andrew Jackson’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Andrew Jackson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Andrew Jackson: Our 7th President

Andrew Jackson: Our 7th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Andrew Jackson’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Andrew Jackson?

Who Was Andrew Jackson? by Douglas Yacka, illustrated by Jake Murray presents details about Andrew Jackson’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

8. Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Martin Van Buren’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Martin Van Buren: Eighth President

Martin Van Buren: Eighth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Martin Van Buren’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Martin Van Buren’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Martin Van Buren: Our 8th President

Martin Van Buren: Our 8th President by Steven Ferry presents an overview of Martin Van Buren’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

9. William Henry Harrison

William H. Harrison

William H. Harrison by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of William Henry Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

William Henry Harrison: Ninth President

William Henry Harrison: Ninth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of William Henry Harrison’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

William H. Harrison

William H. Harrison by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of William Henry Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

William Henry Harrison: Our 9th President

William Henry Harrison: Our 9th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of William Henry Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

10. John Tyler

John Tyler

John Tyler by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of John Tyler’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

John Tyler: Tenth President

John Tyler: Tenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of John Tyler’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

John Tyler

John Tyler by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of John Tyler’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

John Tyler: Our 10th President

John Tyler: Our 10th President by Steven Ferry presents an overview of John Tyler’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

11. James K. Polk

James K. Polk

James K. Polk by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of James K. Polk’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

James K. Polk: Eleventh President

James K. Polk: Eleventh President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of James K. Polk’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

James K. Polk

James K. Polk by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of James K. Polk’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James Polk: Our 11th President

James Polk: Our 11th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of James K. Polk’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

12. Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Zachary Taylor’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Zachary Taylor: Twelfth President

Zachary Taylor: Twelfth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Zachary Taylor’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Zachary Taylor’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Zachary Taylor: Our 12th President

Zachary Taylor: Our 12th President by Carol Brunelli presents an overview of Zachary Taylor’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

13. Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Millard Fillmore’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Millard Fillmore: Thirteenth President

Millard Fillmore: Thirteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Millard Fillmore’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Millard Fillmore’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Millard Fillmore: Our 13th President

Millard Fillmore: Our 13th President by Gerry and Janet Souter presents an overview of Millard Fillmore’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

14. Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Franklin Pierce’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Franklin Pierce: Fourteenth President

Franklin Pierce: Fourteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Franklin Pierce’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Franklin Pierce’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Franklin Pierce: Our 14th President

Franklin Pierce: Our 14th President by Steven Ferry presents an overview of Franklin Pierce’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

15. James Buchanan

James Buchanan

James Buchanan by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Buchanan’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

James Buchanan: Fifteenth President

James Buchanan: Fifteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of James Buchanan’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

James Buchanan

James Buchanan by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James Buchanan’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James Buchanan: Our 15th President

James Buchanan: Our 15th President by Gerry and Janet Souter presents an overview of James Buchanan’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

16. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln by Al Berenger gives an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about Lincoln: a time line, a map showing the locations of key events, a “People to Know” section featuring illustrations and a short paragraph about each featured person, and a “Did you know?” section with trivia facts. This book is idea for children in Pre-K-2.

Abraham Lincoln Comes Home

Abraham Lincoln Comes Home by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Wendell Minor is about a boy and his father who go to see Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train early one morning as it makes its way from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois. At the back of the book is an afterward with facts about Abraham Lincoln’s final journey and the funeral train. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Abe’s Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Kadir Nelson gives an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. This book is ideal for children in K-4.

Abe's Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln

Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Amy June Bates is based off a passage in Abraham Lincoln’s official biography (published in 1890) in which he recounted that the only thing he remembered about the War of 1812 was giving a fish to a soldier he met on the road. This book is ideal for children in K-4.

Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln

Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George, illustrated by Matt Faulkner is about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood. The book is broken into six chapters and focusses on his love of learning — especially reading, his hatred of cruelty, and the loss of his mother and adjustment to having a stepmother. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln by Grace Hansen presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book is a “More Facts” section and a glossary. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-2.

Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig

Abe Lincoln and the Muddy Pig by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Gershom Griffith is based on the time that Abraham Lincoln rescued a pig that was stuck in the mud. At the back of the book is a time line of Abraham Lincoln’s life. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

Abe Lincoln's Hat

Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner, illustrated by Donald Cook is about how Abraham Lincoln kept important papers in his hat and about his time as a lawyer. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

Long, Tall Lincoln

Long, Tall Lincoln by Jennifer Dussling, illustrated by Chin Ko gives a general overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book are photographs and some facts about Abraham Lincoln. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln by Caroline Crosson Gilpin gives an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life and the time period he lived in. New terms are defined in short sentences and pronunciation guides are provided after large, unfamiliar words. The book also contains an “Awesome Facts” section, time line of major events in Abraham Lincoln’s life, multiple-choice review quiz, and picture dictionary of the terms defined throughout the book. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Before Abraham Lincoln Was President

Before Abraham Lincoln Was President by Theresa Morlock presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address

Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Charles Robinson gives a general overview of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s daily tasks as president, and the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President

Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Abraham Lincoln: Our 16th President

Abraham Lincoln: Our 16th President by Sarah Hansen presents an overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet B. Pascal, illustrated by John O’Brien presents details about Abraham Lincoln’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom by Janet and Geoff Benge presents a detailed overview of Abraham Lincoln’s life in a chapter book format that reads like a novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

17. Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Andrew Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4. (Error: On page 8 in the Fast Facts section, it says Andrew Johnson was born on December 20, 1808. He was born on December 29, 1808.)

Andrew Johnson: Seventeenth President

Andrew Johnson: Seventeenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Andrew Johnson’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Andrew Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Andrew Johnson: Our 17th President

Andrew Johnson: Our 17th President by Judith E. Harper presents an overview of Andrew Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

18. Ulysses S. Grant

Before Ulysses S. Grant Was President

Before Ulysses S. Grant Was President by Mark Harasymiw presents an overview of Ulysses S. Grant’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Ulysses S. Grant’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Ulysses S. Grant: Eighteenth President

Ulysses S. Grant: Eighteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Ulysses S. Grant’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Ulysses S. Grant’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Ulysses S. Grant: Our 18th President

Ulysses S. Grant: Our 18th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Ulysses S. Grant’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?

Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? by Megan Stine, illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer presents details about Ulysses S. Grant’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

19. Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Rutherford B. Hayes’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Rutherford B. Hayes: Nineteenth President

Rutherford B. Hayes: Nineteenth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Rutherford B. Hayes’ life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Rutherford B. Hayes’ life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Rutherford B. Hayes: Our 19th President

Rutherford B. Hayes: Our 19th President by Sandra Francis presents an overview of Rutherford B. Hayes’ life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

20. James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James A. Garfield’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

James A. Garfield: Twentieth President

James A. Garfield: Twentieth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of James A. Garfield’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of James A. Garfield’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James A. Garfield: Our 20th President

James A. Garfield: Our 20th President by Carol Brunelli presents an overview of James A. Garfield’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

21. Chester A. Arthur

Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Chester A. Arthur’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Chester A. Arthur: Twenty-First President

Chester A. Arthur: Twenty-First President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Chester A. Arthur’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Chester A. Arthur’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Chester A. Arthur: Our 21st President

Chester A. Arthur: Our 21st President by Carol Brunelli presents an overview of Chester A. Arthur’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

22 & 24. Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Grover Cleveland’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Grover Cleveland: Twenty-Second and Twenty-Fourth President

Grover Cleveland: Twenty-Second and Twenty-Fourth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Grover Cleveland’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Grover Cleveland’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Grover Cleveland: Our 22nd and 24th President

Grover Cleveland: Our 22nd and 24th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Grover Cleveland’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

23. Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Benjamin Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Benjamin Harrison: Twenty-Third President

Benjamin Harrison: Twenty-Third President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Benjamin Harrison’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Benjamin Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Benjamin Harrison: Our 23rd President

Benjamin Harrison: Our 23rd President by Sandra Francis presents an overview of Benjamin Harrison’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

25. William McKinley

William McKinley

William McKinley by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of William McKinley’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

William McKinley: Twenty-Fifth President

William McKinley: Twenty-Fifth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of William McKinley’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

William McKinley

William McKinley by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of William McKinley’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

William McKinley: Our 25th President

William McKinley: Our 25th President by Cynthia Amoroso presents an overview of William McKinley’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

26. Theodore Roosevelt

To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by C.F. Payne gives an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. This book is ideal for children in K-4.

A Christmas Tree in the White House

A Christmas Tree in the White House by Gary Hines, illustrated by Alexandra Wallner is a fictionalized retelling of the time that Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest sons snuck a Christmas tree into the White House. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt

Teedie: The Story of Young Teddy Roosevelt by Don Brown gives an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life paying special attention to his struggles to overcome his health issues as a child and teenager. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt

You’re on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George, illustrated by Matt Faulkner is about Theodore Roosevelt’s childhood. The book is broken into six chapters and focusses on his love of science and his struggles to beat his asthma and other health issues. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt by Wil Mara presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. The short sentences, pronunciation instructions for difficult words, and simple explanations of new terms paired with the large font size make this a perfect book for new readers. This book is ideal for children in K-2.

Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt

Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt by Frank Murphy, illustrated by Richard Walz shares about Theodore Roosevelt’s love of nature and his conservation efforts as governor of New York and later as president of the United States. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Before Teddy Roosevelt Was President

Before Teddy Roosevelt Was President by Therese M. Shea presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Teddy Roosevelt: The People's President

Teddy Roosevelt: The People’s President by Sharon Gayle, illustrated by Bob Dacey & Debra Bandelin gives an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Theodore Roosevelt: Twenty-Sixth President

Theodore Roosevelt: Twenty-Sixth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Theodore Roosevelt: Our 26th President

Theodore Roosevelt: Our 26th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?

Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? by Michael Burgan, illustrated by Jerry Hoare presents details about Theodore Roosevelt’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

Theodore Roosevelt: An American Original

Theodore Roosevelt: An American Original by Janet and Geoff Benge presents a detailed overview of Theodore Roosevelt’s life in a chapter book format that reads like a novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

27. William Howard Taft

President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath

President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen is a creative retelling of the time that President Taft allegedly got stuck in the White House bathtub (the story cannot be proved or disproved). This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

William Taft

William Taft by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of William Howard Taft’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

William Howard Taft: Twenty-Seventh President

William Howard Taft: Twenty-Seventh President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of William Howard Taft’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

William Taft

William Taft by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of William Howard Taft’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

William Howard Taft: Our 27th President

William Howard Taft: Our 27th President by Melissa Maupin presents an overview of William Howard Taft’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

28. Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Woodrow Wilson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Woodrow Wilson: Twenty-Eighth President

Woodrow Wilson: Twenty-Eighth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Woodrow Wilson’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Woodrow Wilson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Woodrow Wilson: Our 28th President

Woodrow Wilson: Our 28th President by Carol Brunelli and Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Woodrow Wilson’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Woodrow Wilson?

Who Was Woodrow Wilson? by Margaret Frith, illustrated by Andrew Thomson presents details about Woodrow Wilson’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

29. Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Warren G. Harding’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Warren G. Harding: Twenty-Ninth President

Warren G. Harding: Twenty-Ninth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Warren G. Harding’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Warren G. Harding’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Warren G. Harding: Our 29th President

Warren G. Harding: Our 29th President by Gerry and Janet Souter presents an overview of Warren G. Harding’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

30. Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Calvin Coolidge’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Calvin Coolidge: Thirtieth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Calvin Coolidge’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Calvin Coolidge’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Calvin Coolidge: Our 30th President

Calvin Coolidge: Our 30th President by Melissa Maupin presents an overview of Calvin Coolidge’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

31. Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Herbert Hoover’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Herbert Hoover: Thirty-First President

Herbert Hoover: Thirty-First President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Herbert Hoover’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover by BreAnn Rumsch presents an overview of Herbert Hoover’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Herbert Hoover: Our 31st President

Herbert Hoover: Our 31st President by Gerry and Janet Souter presents an overview of Herbert Hoover’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nice Work, Franklin!

Nice Work, Franklin! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt

Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt by Judith St. George, illustrated by Britt Spencer is about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s childhood. The book is broken into six chapters and focusses on his growing up as an only child in a wealthy family, his close relationship with his parents and his reaction to his father’s failing health, his transition to boarding school, and how politics and helping others became important to him. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Grace Hansen presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book is a “More Facts” section and a glossary. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-2.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Wil Mara presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. The short sentences, pronunciation instructions for difficult words, and simple explanations of new terms paired with the large font size make this a perfect book for new readers. This book is ideal for children in K-2.

Before Franklin D. Roosevelt Was President

Before Franklin D. Roosevelt Was President by Michael Rajczak presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Thirty-Second President

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Thirty-Second President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Our 32nd President

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Our 32nd President by Melissa Maupin presents an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? by Margaret Frith, illustrated by John O’Brien presents details about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

33. Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Harry S. Truman’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Harry S. Truman: Thirty-third President

Harry S. Truman: Thirty-Third President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Harry S. Truman’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Harry S. Truman’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Harry S. Truman: Our 33rd President

Harry S. Truman: Our 33rd President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Harry S. Truman’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower

A Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower

A Picture Book of Dwight David Eisenhower by David A. Adler presents an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and has photos of him and the people with whom he interacted. At the back of the book is a time line of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Thirty-Fourth President

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Thirty-Fourth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Our 34th President

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Our 34th President by Sarah Hansen presents an overview of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

35. John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy by Al Berenger gives an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about Kennedy: a time line, a map showing the locations of key events, a “People to Know” section featuring illustrations and a short paragraph about each featured person, and a “Did you know?” section with trivia facts. This book is idea for children in Pre-K-2.

Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy

Jack’s Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Matt Tavares presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. This book is ideal for children in K-4.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy by Grace Hansen presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. At the back of the book is a “More Facts” section and a glossary. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-2.

John F. Kennedy and the Stormy Sea

John F. Kennedy and the Stormy Sea by Howard Goldsmith, illustrated by Renné Benoit is a story about John F. Kennedy safely sailing his sister and himself through a storm and mentions how he saved his crew during World War II. At the back of the book is a time line of John F. Kennedy’s life. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-3.

Before John F. Kennedy Was President

Before John F. Kennedy Was President by Katie Kawa presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

John F. Kennedy: Thirty-Fifth President

John F. Kennedy: Thirty-Fifth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

John F. Kennedy: Our 35th President

John F. Kennedy: Our 35th President by Judith E. Harper presents an overview of John F. Kennedy’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was John F. Kennedy?

Who Was John F. Kennedy? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illustrated by Jill Weber presents details about John F. Kennedy’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

36. Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Lyndon B. Johnson: Thirty-Sixth President

Lyndon B. Johnson: Thirty-Sixth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Lyndon Baines Johnson: Our 36th President

Lyndon Baines Johnson: Our 36th President by Melissa Maupin presents an overview of Lyndon B. Johnson’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

37. Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Richard Nixon’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Richard M. Nixon: Thirty-Seventh President

Richard M. Nixon: Thirty-Seventh President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Richard Nixon’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Richard Nixon’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Richard M. Nixon: Our 37th President

Richard M. Nixon: Our 37th President by Ann Graham Gaines presents an overview of Richard Nixon’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Richard Nixon?

Who Was Richard Nixon? by Megan Stine, illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez presents details about Richard Nixon’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

38. Gerald R. Ford

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story

Truth and Honor: The President Ford Story by Lindsey McDivitt, illustrated by Matt Faulkner presents an overview of Gerald R. Ford’s life up to when he assumed the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Gerald R. Ford’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Gerald R. Ford: Thirty-Eighth President

Gerald R. Ford: Thirty-Eighth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Gerald R. Ford’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford by Megan M. Gunderson presents an overview of Gerald R. Ford’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Gerald R. Ford: Our 38th President

Gerald R. Ford: Our 38th President by Sandra Francis presents an overview of Gerald R. Ford’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

39. Jimmy Carter

Hard Work, but It's Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter

Hard Work, But It’s Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter by Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Kyung Eun Han presents an overview of Jimmy Carter’s life focusing on his childhood, political career, and humanitarian work. This book is ideal for children in K-3.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Jimmy Carter’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Jimmy Carter: Thirty-Ninth President

Jimmy Carter: Thirty-Ninth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Jimmy Carter’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of Jimmy Carter’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

James Earl Carter: Our 39th President

James Earl Carter: Our 39th President by Lori Hobkirk presents an overview of Jimmy Carter’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Is Jimmy Carter?

Who Is Jimmy Carter? by Joyce Milton, illustrated by David Stabler presents details about Jimmy Carter’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

40. Ronald Reagan

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief

The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief by Susan Allen, illustrated by Leslie Harrington presents an overview of Ronald Regan’s life through the dreams he had and achieved. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan by Wil Mara presents an overview of Ronald Reagan’s life. The short sentences, pronunciation instructions for difficult words, and simple explanations of new terms paired with the large font size make this a perfect book for new readers. This book is ideal for children in K-2.

Before Ronald Reagan Was President

Before Ronald Reagan Was President by Therese M. Shea presents an overview of Ronald Reagan’s life before his presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-3.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Ronald Reagan’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

Ronald Reagan: Fortieth President

Ronald Regan: Fortieth President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of Ronald Regan’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan by Tamara L. Britton presents an overview of Ronald Reagan’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President

Ronald Reagan: Our 40th President by Cynthia Amoroso presents an overview of Ronald Reagan’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

Who Was Ronald Reagan?

Who Was Ronald Regan? by Joyce Milton, illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf presents details about Ronald Regan’s life in a chapter book format that is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

Ronald Reagan: Destiny at His Side

Ronald Reagan: Destiny at His Side by Janet and Geoff Benge presents a detailed overview of Ronald Reagan’s life in a chapter book format that reads like a novel. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-7.

42. Bill Clinton41. George H. W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of George H. W. Bush’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-4.

George Bush: Forty-First President

George Bush: Forty-First President by Mike Venezia presents an overview of George H. W. Bush’s life through simple text and comics. This book is ideal for children in Grades 1-5.

George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush by Heidi M. D. Elston presents an overview of George H. W. Bush’s life. At the back of the book are four different sections with information about the presidency: office of the president, line of succession, benefits, and presidents and their terms. There is also a glossary of terms. This book is ideal for children in Grades 2-6.

George H. W. Bush: Our 41st President

George H. W. Bush: Our 41st President by Sandra Francis presents an overview of George H. W. Bush’s life. At the back of the book are a time line, glossary, and information about the U.S. Government — especially the presidency. This book is ideal for children in Grades 3-6.

42. Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton by Grace Hansen presents an overview of Bill Clinton’s life. At the back of the book is a “More Facts” section and a glossary. This book is ideal for children in Pre-K-2.