Monday, October 29, 2012

Books to Get Ready for Election Day

Election Day is next Tuesday (a week from tomorrow). Your parents and teachers will get to vote for the persons they think are best for several different jobs: the president, senators and others. Today’s books are all about voting, elections and the presidency.

 Vote! By Eileen Christelow
This is a graphic novel that covers an election for mayor. Leave it to Eileen Christelow to write a book about voting that explains everything clearly and with plenty of laughs. It has my vote!

 Election Day by Patricia J. Murphy
This is a very basic book about voting and election day. It tells about the why and when of voting, plus gives a brief history. It’s a Rookie Read-About Holidays book. Also in this series:
Voting and Elections
The Presidency

Shop Indie Bookstores  Election Day by Marc Tyler Nobleman
This book has more information than the one above. It covers election day, voting rights, voting requirements and the privilege of voting.

 Elections and Voting by Antony Lishak
This book takes a very thought-provoking approach to voting and elections. It looks at the issues from several points of view. Some include: young voters, nonvoters and voters from other countries. Each section poses questions to think about and discuss.

 Where Do Presidents Come From? by Michael Townsend
This graphic novel covers the lives of several presidents and their responsibilities, early American history and how our government works. It has easy to follow graphics and lots of humor.

 America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney
This is a very patriotic ABC book. Each letter of the alphabet is for important people, ideas, and events in the history of the United States. The illustrations give lots to look at and discover. I think this would be a great read-aloud for families to explore.

 So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George, illustrated by David Small
This book tells all about what our presidents (through Clinton) were like and many of the things a president must do. The text is not too serious and the illustrations are very funny. This would be a perfect read aloud.

The U.S. Presidency by Mari Schuh (sorry, no link)
This book is rather amazing. With not that many sentences, it tells the important stuff about the presidency. The clear pictures show the latest presidents: Clinton, Bush and Obama. A perfect book for learning basic president information.

  The People Pick a President by  Carolyn Jackson
This book is clearly written and has all the information you need to know about the presidential election. It covers the election process from choosing a candidate, campaigning, election day and the Electoral Congress. If elections and politics interest you, this is a good book to read.

 Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
I know, this hardly seems like a voting-is-important type book. But it actually is, in a goofy Bad Kitty sort of way. Bad Kitty is running for president of the Neighborhood Cat Club. He does everything wrong (of course) but still, his story does include lots of valuable information about voting and the election process.

Be sure to encourage your parents to vote next Tuesday!

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