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Books Fit For A President

The nation is full of anticipation and excitement as we usher in a new President. It is also a great learning opportunity for children of all as they watch history unfold. Books can help children of all ages better understand the President's role in our country.

If I Were President by Catherine Stier and Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan.

This charming picture book gives children a sense of the enourmous responsibility of the President of the United States. From making speeches to creating laws, children from various backgrounds picture themselves in America's highest office. The charming illustrations give children a bird's eye view of the day to day rigors of the important tasks that face the President of the United States. Pre-readers and readers will learn about Air Force One, the cabinet, and more. A wonderful introduction for our youngest citizens.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier

This lovely selection by famed poet Nikki Grimes introduces our new President to readers in an accessible way that will resonate with children. They will learn about young Barack Obama, his unwavering sense of hope, and the personal struggles he overcame to become a leader who inspires others. The bold illustrations are a beautiful accompaniment to the text.

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out - Various Authors.

This anthology is a virtual "who's who" of over 100 children's authors and illustrators. From poems, to essays, stories of fiction and non-fiction, illustrated essays and more, older student and adults have much to learn and enjoy from this incredible collection, which was commissioned by the National Children's Book Alliance. Insights into the home of the President of the United States will illuminate history and the lives of those who lived and worked in the White House. Contributors to this book include Kate DiCamillo, Jane Yolen, Katherine Patterson, and many more.

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Like A Maccabee - This middle grade chapter book tells the story of Ben, a 10-year-old boy who is gearing up for a championship soccer game while adjusting to the changes in his family that have occurred since his grandfather moved in. Ben faces challenges at school, including the bully from the opposing soccer team, and frustrations at home.


About Barbara Bietz

Barbara is a writer from Oak Park, California. Her favorite pastime is reading children's books. She enjoys writing for adults and children. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. Visit Barbara's website at www.BarbaraBietz.com and blog - Talking about great kid's books and sharing ideas about writing for kids. http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/
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