Celebrate Presidents Day with these 6 books

Presidents’ Day is around the corner, so why not invest in a few educational books to help teach your kids why they have the day off in the first place? Because it’s not all about blowout sales at the stores! The following books are not only clever and colorful, but they’re also celebratory of the rich history of our founding fathers and beyond.

P is for President

Best for ages: 3-5

What is a president? What is their job? Learn and see what it takes to be the big guy in charge. The big question is, do you have what it takes to be in charge one day? Dream big, kids! 

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This Little President

Best for ages: 3-5

This presidential primer is short and sweet for the littlest readers. It highlights the first 10 presidents in a bright and colorful way and features all 44 presidents (minus our current one) on the final page.

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Madam President

Best for ages: 4-8

Imagine what it would be like to be the woman in charge for just one day. With so many big responsibilities like kissing babies, photo ops, vetos to impose and other executive orders … it’s a big day and big shoes to fill! 

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Ellie May on Presidents’ Day

Best for ages: 6-9

Ellie May is a fearless second grader who continues to be passed over for flag leader duty month after month. She tries to gain attention by taking on the characteristics of certain presidents—grit, humor, curiosity, diligence and more. She finds that patience and honesty (like Mr. Lincoln) go a long way to be chosen. 

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The Eye That Never Sleeps

Best for ages: 6-9

Aimed at early elementary-aged readers, the book is beautifully illustrated and describes how Allan Pinkerton thwarted an assassination attempted against Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The Pinkerton Agency was born in Chicago by Pinkerton, himself a Scottish immigrant. For kids who like a good spy story, this tells one of the men who helped Lincoln start the Secret Service. 

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Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents

Best for ages: 10 and up

Documentarian writer, Ken Burns, wrote this book for his daughters as a tribute to their nightly routine to chronically name off each president. Hence the name “Grover Cleveland, Again!” Each entry is complete with unique stories, tidbits and more to truly provide a great mini-encyclopedia for young minds.

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