Children's Books about the Election and Voting
The election is fast approaching and an election this big only happens once every four years. Therefore now is the time to educate our children on the election process and voting. We have been having a lot of fun here reading books on the election and the voting process. We have had some lively debates at the dinner table, listened to some great audio books and are going to have our own election here at home on election day. Of course my kids don't really care that much about who becomes president at their age, so we will be voting on what to have for dinner.
I thought I would put together a list of good books to either have your child read or have you read to your child regarding the election process and the voting process. Many of these books are stories and should be fun for your children to read.
For younger children ages preschool through third grade these are some great books I have found on the topic.
Elizabeth leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and The Right To Vote by Tanya Lee Stone
Max For President by Jarret J. Kiosoczka
The Capital Mysteries published by Random House - #10 is on the election, but the others are all centered around Washington DC and the government offices or monuments. My kids really, really liked these mysteries.
A Woman For President: the Story of Victoria Woodhull by Kathleen Krull
So You Want To Be President by Judith St. George
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
Otto For President (about a dog running for president) by Rosemary Wely
For children in grades 3-6 the following books are good.
Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak by kay Winters
America Votes by Linda Garfield
The Complete Book of Presdential Trivia (kids this age tend to love trivia) by J. Stephen Lang
See How They Run by Susan Goodman
The Kid Who Ran For President by Dan Gutman - this book is filled with fun facts about historical figures and the election process, we all really enjoyed this book.
The Kid Who Became President by Dan Gutman - ditto above!
The Ballot Box Battle by Emily Arnold McCully
The President's Daughter by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
For children in grades 5 and up, the following books are good. I am sure there are others, but my oldest is in 5th grade, so we haven't delved into this age group as much as the others.
First Boy by Gary Schmidt
Jane Adams by Judith and Dennis Fradin
Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly
Our Country's Presidents by Ann Bausum