Books for Election Time
Kids can learn some lesser known facts about well-known politicians and presidents in these biographies
Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents. From George Washington to Barack Obama, kids get to know 20 of America’s presidents when they were children, including sibling rivalries, struggles with school work, pranking teachers and infuriating parents. Stories by David Stabler. Quirk Books, $13.95.
Who Is Hillary Clinton? Did you know that at age 14, Hillary Clinton wanted to be an astronaut? This easy-to-read biography by Heather Alexander gives young readers insight into the presidential candidate’s life before politics. Part of the Who Was … ? book series. Penguin Randomhouse, $15.99, hardcover.
I Am George Washington is a biographical picture book by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. Stories from George Washington’s life are told in a simple, conversational style, always focusing on a worthy character trait. Perfect for introducing young readers to the political process through the life of America’s first president. Dial Books, $12.99, hardcover.