Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Books for Post-Election Learning and Discussion

The Election Is Over!
Check Out Our Book Recommendations to Keep Kids Engaged in Presidential History

The election may be over, but presidential and congressional politics will continue to remain a hot topic on the national agenda. There are hundreds of fabulous books--both fiction and nonfiction!--to help you engage kids in stories of White House residents past and present.

An excellent, authoritative list to find the right book for your kids or class is "Presidents, the President's House, and More: A Select List of Books (and a Few Web Sources) for Children and Young Adults" compiled by librarian Maria Salvadore and available on

This extensive list includes annotations and publication information for each book, as well as recommended age levels to help guide your choices. Books are grouped into several categories.

Categories include:

  • The White House and Its Residents
  • The Early Years of the White House and the Presidency
  • Civil War and Post Civil War Presidents and Eras
  • Books About Voting Rights
  • Books that Are Just for Fun!
You are certain to find a great book for even the most reluctant reader in these lists!    

And, we also suggest you check out our award-winning anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, which features poems, essays, stories, illustrations, and photographs by over 100 of America's most gifted writers and artists.  Our White House is available in both hardcover and paperback. 

To complete the Presidential Timeline created by artist Bob Kolar in Our White House, click here.