Vote for Me!

7 Nov

I don’t pretend to be a political person, I’m not even a fan of discussing politics due to the way most people seem to forget how to have a civilized conversation when discussing politics.  But due to the fact that election day just happened, I figured I should at least provide a quick list of (just a few) great children’s books about elections, presidents, and the like!

A great new book just came out this year called Vote for Me! written and illustrated by Ben Clanton – if you haven’t seen this one, it’s a great satire about how America deals with elections – a lot of name calling, but in the end a very funny story.

My Teacher for President by Kay Winters
“A second-grader writes a television station with reasons why his teacher would make a good president, but only if she can continue teaching till the end of the year.”

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
“When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.”

Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio
“When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S.president, she decides to run for school president.”

Vote! by Eileen Christelow
“Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate’s speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.”

We the Kids: The PReamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow
“A long time ago some smart guys wrote the Preamble to the Constitution. You have probably read it before, but do you know what it means? And did it ever make you laugh? Now it will! Perfect for inspiring discussion in classrooms and around kitchen tables, this fun-filled and cheerfully illustrated look at the Preamble provides an accessible introduction to America’s founding ideals for citizens of all ages.” – Amazon.com

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