15 Best President Books For Kids
Presidents Day is nearly upon us, so I wanted to share with you our top 15 favorite President books for kids.
Not only have I included our favorite encyclopedia and research books, but I have also added reading books, and biographies. All of these kids’ books are aimed at children aged 8-14.
If you are getting these from your local library make sure you reserve these books soon. By Presidents Day (the third Monday in February) they will all be taken.
If you are looking for more fun activities on Presidents Day. I highly recommend this if I were President for the day worksheet that you can download for free. For younger children download our free George Washington Worksheets.
I also love our new free Presidents Day coloring pages. They are awesome (even if I do say so myself, check out the video below to see!)
My son absolutely loves reading. Check out our favorite book lists for kids there are over 20 book lists included for kids of all ages, for school, for reading, and for every season. Plus lots of free book printables. Carry on reading to see our favorite President books for kids.
See what other patriotic activities we have on the blog, there are lots of free printables.
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Childrens books about presidents
The Presidents Visual Encyclopedia
The President's Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to the history of the U.S. presidency, featuring biographical information on all 46 presidents.
Including their major accomplishments and significant events during their terms in office.
The book is illustrated with hundreds of photographs, paintings, and drawings.
Making it an engaging and visually appealing resource for young readers.
**An updated book that includes all 46 presidents including the current Joe Biden.
Our Country's Presidents: A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency
A revised and updated edition of the popular reference book that covers the history of the U.S. presidency from the first president, George Washington to Donald Trump.
The book features in-depth biographical information on each president, including their early life, political career, major achievements and controversies, and more.
The 2020 edition includes coverage of the 2020 presidential election and the subsequent transition of power.
Weird But True Know-It-All: U.S. Presidents
A fun and quirky guide to the history of the U.S. presidency, featuring little-known fun facts and trivia about each president.
The book covers everything from presidential pets to bizarre presidential hobbies, making it a lighthearted and entertaining resource for kids and adults alike.
The Everything Kids' Presidents Book
An interactive guide to the U.S. presidency that features puzzles, games, and trivia designed to educate and engage young readers.
The book covers all 45 presidents, providing biographical information as well as fun and educational activities to help kids learn about the history of the presidency.
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock
A children's book that tells the story of Thomas Jefferson's love for books and his efforts to build a library that would become the basis for the Library of Congress.
The book is illustrated with colorful and engaging illustrations, making it a great resource for young readers interested in history and the importance of reading.
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
A biographical account of the complicated relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, two of America's founding fathers.
The book tells the story of their friendship, their falling out, and their eventual reconciliation.
Providing an insightful look into the politics and personalities of the early years of the United States.
Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents by Ken Burns
A collection of humorous poems about the U.S. presidents.
The book is a lighthearted and entertaining look at the presidency, featuring witty and engaging poems about each president, accompanied by colorful and whimsical illustrations.
The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock
A children's book that tells the story of a camping trip taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir in 1903.
Which ultimately led to the creation of the National Park Service.
The book is illustrated with beautiful watercolor paintings, making it an engaging and visually appealing resource for young readers interested in history and the environment.
Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents by David Stabler
A collection of biographical stories about the childhoods of several U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The book provides a unique and engaging perspective on the lives of these important historical figures, highlighting their childhood experiences and how they helped shape their future careers.
If I Ran For President by Catherine Stier
A children's book that encourages young readers to imagine what it would be like to run for president of the United States.
The book is illustrated with colorful and engaging illustrations, providing a fun and educational resource for kids interested in politics and government.
The book encourages kids to think about important issues and to consider what they would do if they were elected president.
Best Presidential Biographies for Kids
These books are biographies of some of the most famous Presidents that were written by someone else.
I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer
A children's book that tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln, one of America's most beloved and influential presidents.
The book is written in the first person, providing an intimate look into Lincoln's thoughts and feelings as he navigates the challenges of his life.
The book is illustrated with engaging and colorful illustrations, making it an accessible and entertaining resource for young readers interested in history and the presidency.
This book follows him from childhood all throughout life including when he became our greatest leader and the 16th President of the United States of America.
It also covers his famous Gettysburg speech of 1863. You will also enjoy our free Abraham Lincoln worksheets.
Who Was Franklin Roosevelt? by Margaret Frith
A biographical book that tells the story of Franklin D. Roosevelt, one of the most important and influential presidents in U.S. history.
The book covers Roosevelt's childhood, his political career, and his major achievements and challenges during his four terms in office, including his leadership during World War II and the New Deal.
The book is written in a straightforward and accessible style, making it a great resource for young readers interested in history and politics.
Download our free Franklin D. Roosevelt worksheets.
My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori Haskins Houran
A children's book that tells the story of one of America's most famous founding fathers, George Washington.
The book covers Washington's life, from his childhood to his leadership during the American Revolution and his presidency.
It presents Washington as a brave and honorable leader who played a critical role in shaping the United States.
The book is illustrated with colorful and engaging illustrations that help to bring Washington's story to life for young readers.
It is a great resource for parents and teachers who want to introduce children to American history and the important role that Washington played in it.
Andrew Jackson: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield
A comprehensive biography of Andrew Jackson, the controversial and influential seventh president of the United States.
The book covers Jackson's early life, his military career, his political career, and his presidency, providing a nuanced and detailed look at his life and legacy.
The book explores Jackson's impact on American politics and society, as well as his personal life and relationships, making it a great resource for anyone interested in American history and politics.
Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham
A biographical book that explores the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson, one of America's most important founding fathers and the third president of the United States.
The book covers Jefferson's childhood, his education, his political career, and his major achievements as president, including the Louisiana Purchase and the founding of the University of Virginia.
The book also explores Jefferson's contributions to philosophy and literature, making it a great resource for anyone interested in American history, politics, and philosophy.
Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! by Candace Fleming
A great funny book for elementary-aged kids, that they won’t want to put down. This would also make a great read-aloud book either in the classroom or in homeschool. Benjamin Franklin was surprisingly not a US President despite being one of the Founding Fathers.
I have included him in this list as I think he should be in it!
Celebrate the life and achievements of one of America's founding fathers with our free Benjamin Franklin coloring pages.
Last Updated on 12 April 2023 by homeschoolof1