Hello Friends,

If you’ve been in-the-know on the political developments in this country at present (and even if you’ve been living under a rock of obliviousness), you know that this election season has been (and is still going to be) a nail-biting, face-palming, OMG-I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening, I-don’t-know-who-to-vote-for-anymore-feeling kind of election.

And yet, no matter which of these things it is, you know how important it is to exercise your civic duty to vote for our next president. I therefore went to my library desk and made a curriculum board about that! Below are the books that I used for this one–but this list is not complete. I’ve been grabbing books I find here and there on the shelf and have consequently forgotten to record them on my list. I’ll update when/if I can.


Don’t forget to catch the debate tonight! If you can’t watch it on TV, here’s a link to stream it from YouTube:

Picture Books

B362n – Now hiring : White House dog / Gina Bazer and Renanah Lehner ; illustrated by Andrew Day.

C947du – Duck for President / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

S6237d – The day Gogo went to vote : South Africa, April 1994 / by Elinor Batezat Sisulu ; illustrated by Sharon Wilson.

S6542m – Madam President / Lane Smith.



A5892f 2012 – Fake mustache : or, how Jodie O’Rodeo and her wonder horse (and some nerdy kid) saved the U.S. presidential election from a mad genius criminal mastermind / Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Jen Wang.

B3445h – Hope was here / Joan Bauer.

D494l 2009 – Liberty Porter, first daughter / Julia DeVillers ; illustrated by Paige Pooler.

D496s – The Silenced / James DeVita

F469wh – Who’ll vote for Lincoln? / by Dale Fife ; illustrated by Paul Galdone.

W6761r 2014 – Revolution / Deborah Wiles.



179 O121o 2010 – Of thee I sing : a letter to my daughters / Barack Obama ; illustrated by Loren Long.

323.4 P275m – Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don’t you grow weary / Elizabeth Partridge.

324 S293i – It’s a free country! : a young person’s guide to politics and elections / by Cynthia K. Samuels.

324.973 G653s – See how they run : campaign dreams, election schemes, and the race to the White House / Susan E. Goodman

361.2 L673k – The kid’s guide to social action : how to solve the social problems you choose–and turn creative thinking into positive action / Barbara A. Lewis

460 G799pr – Los presidentes / por Carol Greene ; traductora, Lada Josefa Kratky ; consultante, Orlando Martinez-Miller.

712.097 G716f 2011 – First garden : the White House garden and how it grew / written and illustrated by Robbin Gourley

920 A217p – The presidents of the United States / Simon Adams.

920.72 H478w – Women Suffragists / Diana Star Helmer.

921 L6734m 2013 – March / written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin ; art by Nate Powell.

921 L736 du – Abraham Lincoln / Edgar Parin d’Aulaire and Ingri Parin d’Aulaire

921 O121d – Barack Obama : the politics of hope / William Davis.

921 S792fr – You want women to vote, Lizzie Stanton? / Jean fritz ; illustrated by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan.

973 N424h 2011 – Heart and soul : the story of America and African Americans / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson.

973.09 O939 – Our White House : looking in, looking out

973.099 S139s – So you want to be president? / by Judith St. George ; illustrated by David Small.

973.3 F853g – Give me liberty! : the story of the Declaration of Independence / Russell Freedman.


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