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Grades 2 to 4
George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz
Young George W. Allen, who shares both the name and birthday of the first president, is determined to find out what his namesake ate for breakfast. His search takes him to the library, to the attic, and to Mount Vernon. 1969.
Download George Washington's Breakfast, DB 50204. Reading time: 21 minutes. Read by Terence Aselford.
Wackiest White House Pets by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Describes various kinds of pets, including grizzly bears and alligators, kept at the White House by several presidents. Claims that Theodore Roosevelt had the biggest menagerie with more than forty animals, most belonging to his six children. 2004.
Download Wackiest White House Pets, DB 60815. Reading time: 1 hour, 3 minutes. Read by Sharon Murray.
Grades 3 to 6
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame, and What the Neighbors Thought by Kathleen Krull
Unusual biographical facts about the personal lives of the presidents of the United States. Discusses the presidents as fathers, husbands, pet owners, and neighbors. Provides information on hairstyles, favorite foods, and sports and also some bad habits and fears.
Download Lives of the Presidents, BR 11927. 1 volume.
So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George
Unusual and interesting facts about the first forty-two presidents of the United States. Describes their different personality types and physical characteristics. Asserts that they had at least one thing in common, "their first priority has always been the people and the country they served." Print/braille. Caldecott Medal. 2000. BR 13090.
Three Presidents Died on the Fourth of July and Other Freaky Facts about the First 25 Presidents by Barbara Seuling
Presents unusual facts about U.S. presidents, such as who gave the shortest inaugural speech, who had the first indoor plumbing at the White House, who was the last to have a beard, what Abraham Lincoln carried in his stovepipe hat, and much more. Uncontracted braille. 2008.
Download Three Presidents Died on the Fourth of July and Other Freaky Facts about the First 25 Presidents, BR 18319. 1 volume.
White House Q & A by Denise Rinaldo
Facts about the history and functions of the presidential residence in Washington, D.C. Questions cover the famous rooms, the Rose Garden, first ladies' home decoration, family living and pets, holiday celebrations, and more. Includes a timeline for each president's stay in the White House. 2008.
Download White House Q & A, BR 17846. 1 volume.
Download White House Q & A, DB 67780. Reading time: 55 minutes. Read by Faith Potts.
Grades 4 to 7
America Votes: How Our President is Elected by Linda Granfield
Explains the U.S. presidential election process including its history, the role of political parties, becoming a candidate, campaign finance, voting fraud, the electoral college, and casting ballots. Emphasizes the right and the responsibility of citizens to vote. 2003. Download America Votes, BR 15268. 1 volume.
Download America Votes, DB 57698. Reading time: 1 hour, 58 minutes. Read by Ligaya Romero.
First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children by Noah McCullough
First Kids are kids like any other. Discover likes and dislikes and learn about the games they played and the vegetables they hated. 2008. BR 51974.
See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House by Susan E. Goodman
Explains the process for electing the president of the United States. Discusses the electoral college system of voting, the role of political parties, candidates' campaigns and debates, and the reasons all citizens should vote. Presents historical facts about former presidents and past elections. 2008.
Download See How They Run, DB 68327. Reading time: 2 hours, 39 minutes. Read by Margaret Strom.
Grades 5 to 8
Air Force One by Andrew Santella
History of presidential airplanes designated Air Force One, from propeller jets of the 1940s to modern jumbo jets. Identifies the first U.S. president to use a plane while in office and chronicles the development of chief executive air travel through George W. Bush. 2003. Download Air Force One, DB 60722. Reading time: 1 hour, 1 minutes. Read by Dan Bloom.
In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake by Judith St. George
Discusses the assassinations of four American presidents: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy. Also describes seven unsuccessful attempts on other U.S. chief executives. Briefly explains each leader's life and times and the criminals' reasons for their attacks. 1999.
Download In the Line of Fire, DB 53198. Reading time: 2 hours, 38 minutes. Read by Miriam Wagner.
The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents by Todd Davis
Biographical sketches of all the American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. Provides interesting facts for each presidency, such as prominent contemporaries, political happenings, and notable events. 2000.
Download The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents, BR 14842. 1 volume.
Our Country's First Ladies by Ann Bausum
Short biographies of forty-four wives and hostesses of United States presidents, from Martha Washington to Laura Bush. Discusses the public role of the first lady, an unpaid position. Presents anecdotes from the women's private lives. 2007.
Download Our Country's First Ladies, DB 65436. Reading time: 4 hours, 32 minutes. Read by Faith Potts.
Our White House: Looking in, Looking Out by The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Anthology of poems, presidential speeches, memoirs, and stories about the White House in Washington, D.C., from the time of its construction in 1801 through the residency of George W. Bush, 2001-2008. Introduction by historian David McCullough. 2008.
Download Our White House: Looking in, Looking Out, BR 18197. 2 volumes.
Download Our White House: Looking in, Looking Out, DB 68017. Reading time: 6 hours, 19 minutes. Read by Faith Potts.
Junior and Senior High
Are American Elections Fair? By Stuart A. Kallen
Ten essays debate the U.S. election process. Includes arguments for and against the electoral college, electronic voting machines, felons' and illegal aliens' voting rights, and campaign finance reform. Discusses the disputed presidential election of 2000 and provides a list of relevant organizations. 2006.
Download Are American Elections Fair? BR 17757. 1 volume.
Download Are American Elections Fair? DB 66057. Reading time: 3 hours, 12 minutes.
Read by Peter Johnson.
The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History by Adam Selzer
Quirky guide to understanding key events, people, and places in U.S. history. Provides facts, from the horrific fates of the earliest settlers to presidential blunders. Includes end-of-chapter quizzes, essay questions, odd vocabulary words, and silly assignments. 2009.
Download The Smart Aleck's Guide to American History, DB 71330. Reading time: 11 hours, 57 minutes. Read by Julian Thompson.