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This guide highlights the Curriculum Center's collection of resources that model the election process while educating young minds on the importance of voting and encouraging them to do so.
Middle Level Resources: Materials for Grades 5-8
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon by
Call Number: PZ7 .T3 BL NO. 3 - Chapter Books
Another fun chapter book from the dynamic duo of Mike Thaler and Jared Lee -- just in time for Election Day!Hubie is running for president against Doris. But he doesn't think he stands a chance against the free ice cream that she's giving away to voters. Plus, to stay in the race he has to do crazy stuff like shaking Coach Kong's paw and Mrs. Green's claw, and kissing a bunch of babies. Hubie's chances look slim. Will being the candidate who stands for something---not just who stands on top of something--be enough to win him the race in the end?
DK Eyewitness Books: Presidents by
Call Number: E176.1 .B218 2017 - Stacks
An informative and visual guide to America's highest office, this DK Eyewitness book explores the history of the White House and the presidents who have served in it, and features a spread about the nation's 45th president, Donald Trump. Follow the early lives and political careers of the US presidents and see how they came into office, with full-color photographs of campaign memorabilia, family portraits, handwritten letters, mementos, and more.
Don't Know Much about the Presidents by
Call Number: E176.1 .D39 2004 - Stacks
Forty-four presidents One White House And hundreds of grand facts about our country's leaders Which president was also a movie star? (see page 56) What happened five days after the Union won the Civil War? (see page 28) What food did Americans think was poisonous until Thomas Jefferson ate some? (see page 12).
Fake Mustache: or, how Jodie O'Rodeo and her wonder horse (and some nerdy guy) saved the U.S. Presidential election from a mad genius criminal mastermind by
Call Number: PZ7 .A585 FAK 2012 - Chapter Books
Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend - Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis - and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it he's able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world?
First Kids by
Call Number: E176.45 .M33 2008 - Stacks
From the private quarters of the White House, this book--written by a kid, for kids--will make readers laugh and get hooked on history in a way they never thought possible! First Kids are kids like any other; they just lived with parents who happened to be busy running the free world. Discover likes and dislikes and learn about everything from the games they played to the vegetables they despised.
Grover Cleveland, Again! by
Call Number: E176.1 .B9346 2016 - Stacks
A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality. This special treasury from America's beloved documentarian Ken Burns brings the presidents to life for our nation's children. Each president is given a lushly illustrated spread with curated stories and information to give readers of all ages a comprehensive view of the varied and fascinating characters who have led our nation.
Heart on Fire by
Call Number: KF223.A58 M35 2012 - Stacks
On November 5, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history--and broke the law--when she voted in the US presidential election.. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty. It wasn't until 1920 that women were granted the right to vote, but the civil rights victory would not have been possible without Susan B. Anthony.
How Women Won the Vote by
Call Number: JK1898 .B37 2020 - Stacks
From Newbery Honor medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti and in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in America comes the page-turning, stunningly illustrated, and tirelessly researched story of the little-known DC Women's March of 1913. Bartoletti spins a story like few others--deftly taking readers by the hand and introducing them to suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns.
The Kid Who Ran for President by
Call Number: PZ7 .G9846 KI 1996 - Chapter Books
With his friend as campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, twelve-year-old Judson Moon sets out to become President of the United States.
Presidential Pets by
Call Number: E176.48 .M62 2012 - Stacks
This inside look at the White House's animal residents features a rollicking, rhyming verse for each commander-in-chief's pets, accompanied by cool facts, presidential stats, and laugh-out-loud cartoon art. John Quincy Adams kept an alligator in the bathtub, while Thomas Jefferson's pride and joy was his pair of bear cubs. Andrew Jackson had a potty-mouthed parrot, and Martin Van Buren got into a fight with Congress over his two baby tigers.
Presidents of the United States by
Call Number: E176.8 .P75 2017 - Stacks
TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of our nation's chief executives from George Washington to the newly elected 45th president! Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes, important historical dates, and a timeline of events.
The Suffragist Playbook by
Call Number: JK1896 .R625 2020x - Stacks
Do you have a cause you're passionate about? Take a few tips from the suffragists, who led one of the largest and longest movements in American history. The women's suffrage movement was decades in the making and came with many harsh setbacks. But it resulted in a permanent victory: women's right to vote. How did the suffragists do it? One hundred years later, an eye-opening look at their playbook shows that some of their strategies seem oddly familiar.
The US Congress for Kids by
Call Number: JK1025 .R45 2014 - Stacks
An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery and extending the vote to African Americans and to women.
Call Number: JF1051 .S76 2008 - Stacks
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness Books now come with a giant wall chart and a CD of clip-art. Content gives a comprehensive overview of the voting process in government-how it has changed through history, and how it differs in republics around the world.
What's the Big Deal about Elections by
Call Number: JK1978 .S474 2018 - Stacks
Did you know that Election Day is on Tuesday because that was the best day for farmers to vote? Or that George Washington was our only elected president who ran unopposed? Or that Native Americans were only given the right to vote in 1924? It's all true! We hear a lot about political campaigns on the news, but there's tons to know about elections beyond the politics of each race. Who gets to vote? Who gets to run? What do elected officials do once they're in office--and what do candidates do if they lose? Why do people fight so hard for the right to vote?
When You Grow up to Vote by
Call Number: JK273 .R57 2018x - Stacks
In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932, the same year her husband was elected president. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin. Beginning with government workers like, firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work the voter.
White House Winners by
Call Number: E176.1 .T767 2017 - Stacks
Did you know that Chester A. Arthur owned 80 pairs of pants? Or that Calvin Coolidge had twenty-six pets--including two lions and a hippo? This lighthearted look at the presidents highlights little known facts and wacky details about all forty-five presidents-including the new president elected in 2016! Each president is awarded a "Best" or "Most Likely" award, in a series of entertaining and even silly categories that all kids can relate to.
Call Number: JA70 .W43 2020x - Stacks
Step into the colorful world of Basher'sCivics and meet the champions of U.S. democracy! With his unique illustrations and humorous first-person text, Basher gives key political concepts such as Bill of Rights, Impeachment, Checks and Balances, and Supreme Court a face, voice, and personality.
Who Was Ida B. Wells? by
Call Number: CT107.W48 WELLS IDA B - Chapter Books
Born into slavery in 1862, Ida Bell Wells was freed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. Yet she could see just how unjust the world she was living in was. This drove her to become a journalist and activist. Throughout her life, she fought against prejudice and for equality for African Americans. Ida B. Wells would go on to co-own a newspaper, write several books, help cofound the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and fight for women's right to vote.
Because They Marched by
Call Number: F334.S4 F74 2014 - Stacks
For the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting right from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newberry Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. Illustrated with more than forty photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know.
DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies by
Call Number: E176.2 .P363 2017 - Stacks
From Martha Washington to America's newest first lady, Melania Trump, meet the 46 exceptional women who left their mark on the White House. See how the role of the First Lady has evolved from being a gracious hostess to encompassing humanitarian work and even policy making.
Exploring the White House by
Call Number: F204.W5 B76 2020x - Stacks
Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States works and resides there, but do you know who helps keep this historic house running? It's no simple task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries--in addition to presidential pups, mischievous children, and even a couple of ghosts. And its Residence workers and first ladies make sure everything is in check and running smoothly.
I Grew up to Be President by
Call Number: E176.1 .C14 2011X - Stacks
Discover how each of these little rascals grew up to become commander-in-chief--now that's an executive order! From George Washington to Barack Obama, this child's is a child's perfect introduction to all of the U.S. Presidents. On every spread, readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included. With simple text and full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, every parent, teacher, and child will want this essential reference for their bookshelf.
Kid Presidents by
Call Number: E176.8 .S73 2014x - Stacks
The kids who grew up to be president were like a lot of other children. Some struggled with schoolwork and got into fights; others pranked their teachers and infuriated their parents. William Howard Taft was forced to take dance lessons. Gerald Ford struggled with dyslexia. Teddy Roosevelt had a bedroom omuseumo full of dead animals. Kid Presidents features 20 captivating true stories from the childhoods of American presidents, complete with lively text and more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with cool facts, it's the perfect read for all young future leaders of the free world.
The Kid Who Ran for President by
Call Number: PZ7 .G9846 KI 1996 - Chapter Books
"Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States." So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."
Madam President by
Call Number: HQ1236.5 .U6 T45 2004 - Stacks
From the time our government was being formed, women have fought their way from behind the scenes to the center of power and decision making. So, why not a woman in the White House? Two thousand eight may be the year!
The Next President by
Call Number: E176.8 .M47 2020 - Picture Books
An inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents. Who will be the NEXT president? Could it be you? When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine future presidents already alive in America, doing things like practicing law or studying medicine
Our Country's Presidents by
Call Number: E176.1 .B28 2017x - Stacks
National Geographic presents the 43 individuals who have led the U.S., plus America's newest commander-in-chief, in this up-to-date, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated family, school, and library reference. It features comprehensive profiles of the 43 former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms. Information about the 2016 president-elect is also included.
Presidents of the United States by
Call Number: E176.8 .P75 2017 - Stacks
Did you know that James Monroe was the first president to appear without a wig in public? Or that George W. Bush appointed the first African-American secretary of state? Presidents of the United States invites the reader inside the White House to discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief-their origins, accomplishments, and place in history-as told through famous quotes, important historical dates, and a timeline of events. Special sections cover the election process, the branches of government, and the role of presidents in the expansion of our nation from before the 13 colonies through westward expansion.
See How They Run by
Call Number: JK528 .G66 2019x - Stacks
This engaging and informative book is a must-have for every future voter to understand the process of electing the leader of the United States. Presidential elections are big news in the media. But do you really know how the whole process works? For the home, for the classroom, for kids and adults, this is the one book every reader should have to understand our country's most important decision-making process.
Smart about the First Ladies by
Call Number: 176.2 .S63 2005 - Stacks
For every president, there has been a first lady, sometimes two. Who were these women? How has the job of First Lady (unpaid and unelected) changed over time? The Smart About format proves just right for covering history in an easy, appealing way.
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by
Call Number: F334.S4 L69 2015 - Chapter Books
As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.
U. S. Presidents by
Call Number: E176.1 .G824 2013X - Stacks
Basher History: US Presidents, Oval Office All-Stars created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green Basher's US Presidents shows you the nation's leaders as you've never seen them before. Every president, from George Washington to the winner of the 2012 election, has his own entry and speaks directly to the reader.
U. S. Presidents by
Publication Date: E176.1 .F97 2003 - Stacks
Takes a look at all forty-three United States Presidents--the great things they accomplished, the mistakes they made, and the silly events in their lives.
What Is a Presidential Election? by
Call Number: E178.3.W48 PRESIDEN ELECTION - Chapter Books
Who can run for president? What's the difference between America's two major political parties? Why do candidates spend so much time in Iowa and New Hampshire? And is the Electoral College really a college? Answers to these questions and many, many more can be found in the pages of this official Who HQ guide to the US presidential election. From stump speeches to catchy slogans, debates to nominating conventions, and finally to Election Night and Inauguration Day, readers will learn all about what it takes to run for--and win--the most powerful job on earth.
What Is The Women's Rights Movement? by
Call Number: E178.3.W48 WOMENS RIGHTS - Chapter Books
Chronicles the women's rights movement in the United States, from the beginning of the movement in the nineteenth century and the fight for equal rights in the 1960s to such present-day events as the Women's March in 2017.
Yo, Millard Fillmore! by
Call Number: E176.1 .C54 2011X - Stacks
Here's a fast, easy way to learn all the Presidents of the United States (forever) in less than 20 minutes! In no time at all, you will be able to remember the names of all 44 presidents - in chronological order.