Monday, October 01, 2012

Elections for Little People

Cast Your Ballots!
Though your grade school kids won't be voting in the upcoming election, we here offer a quick list of lively books with a seasonal flavor. Fiction and non-fiction titles are included, mainly written with a light touch.

Election Day by Margaret McNamara
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier
Shh! We're Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
Madam President by Lane Smith
Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm
White House Kids by Joe Rhatigan
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith
Our White House : Looking In, Looking Out with an introduction by David McCullough
Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley
The Democratic Process by Mark Friedman
The U.S. Constitution by Michael Burgan
George vs. George by Rosalyn Schanzer
Who's Haunting the White House? : the President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There by Jeff Belanger
Presidential Races : Campaigning for the White House by Arlene Morris-Lipsman

Surf's Up
Web sites worth a gander...
Congress for Kids from the Dirksen Congressional Center
Kids in the House : Four levels of content about the U.S. House of Representatives : A portal to .edu and .gov websites : A civics education site founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; for tweens, teens, and adults!

Thanks to School Library Journal for inspiration!