Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by LibraryAdministration
With the 2012 Presidential Election quickly approaching, you may be interested in a variety of children’s books from the library relating to the election and the voting process.
For those children who are interested in the election process, If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier is a great book that explains the presidential election process from the very beginning stages to Inauguration Day. So you want to be President? by Judith St. George is a Caldecott Medal winning book that skillfully combines humorous and interesting facts about all of our past presidents from George Washington to President George W. Bush.
Perhaps your child wants to learn more about voting? Vote! By Eileen Christelow simplifies the voting process for children. This book is great because it even has a glossary of popular election words, a timeline of voting rights in United States history, and list of websites that can provide additional resources related to the voting. Many times, teachers will have “mock elections” in the classrooms to help spark children’s interest in the election process. Some fun books that children will enjoy include My Teacher for President by Kay Winters and Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells. Both creatively discuss the election and voting process through a child’s perspective.
As you can see, there is a great variety of books relating to the upcoming election that appeal to children of all ages and interests. Be sure to visit your local library for a larger selection of books and resources that children will surely love!