Presidential Inauguration Booklist for Kids

Book List , Kids

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden

Title: Joey: The Story of Joe Biden
By: Jill Biden
Published: 2020

Dr. Jill Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years.

Call Number: xBiog Biden.J Biden.J


Kamala Harris, Rooted in Justice

Title: Kamala Harris, Rooted in Justice
By: Nikki Grimes
Published: 2020

Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris.

Call Number: xBiog Harri.K Grime.N


Duck For President

Title: Duck For President
By: Doreen Cronin
Published: 2004

Farmer Brown is in for a surprise when Duck decides on a new profession! A simple and funny introduction to the idea of running for president.

Call Number: JPicture Croni.D


Otto Runs for President

Title: Otto Runs for President
By: Rosemary Wells
Published: 2008

While the popular Tiffany and athletic Charles make increasingly outrageous promises in their campaigns for President of Canine Country Day School, Otto quietly enters the race, vowing only to try to do what students really want.

Call Number: JPicture Wells.R


President Taft is Stuck in the Bath!

Title: President Taft is Stuck in the Bath!
By: Mac Barnett
Published: 2014

“Hilarious. . . . Studying the presidency need never be dull again.” — Booklist

George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature . . . well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now how did he get unstuck?

Call Number: JPicture Barne.M


President Squid

Title: President Squid
By: Aaron Reynolds
Published: 2016

Squid knows all about being president. It means living in a big house, doing all the talking—oh, and having a tie is crucial.

Call Number: JPicture Reyno.A


Babymouse for President!

Title: Babymouse for President!
By: Jennifer Holm
Published: 2012

When Babymouse decides to become president of the student council, she learns that there is more to running for office than being famous and in charge.

Call Number: JGraphic Holm.J


Bad Kitty for President

Title: Bad Kitty for President
By: Nick Bruel
Published: 2012

Kitty decides to run for President of the Neighborhood Cat Association. And she's the PURRR-fect candidate!

Call Number: JChapter Bruel.N


Mindy Kim Class President

Title: Mindy Kim Class President
By: Lyla Lee
Published: 2020

It's time to pick a class president, and Mindy really wants to win--and she's basing her entire campaign on snacks and being kind, so how could she NOT be chosen? But here is one big thing that Mindy is not sure she can do--make a speech to her class about why she would be the best pick for president. Can Mindy face her fears and show the class--and herself--that she can be the best class president ever?

Call Number: JChapter Lee.L


Pedro for President

Title: Pedro for President
By: Fran Manushkin
Published: 2017

Pedro runs for class president against his friend Katie Woo. Also available in Spanish as Pedro, candidato a presidente

Call Number: JEasy Manus.F


Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote

Title: Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote
By: Andrea Beaty
Published: 2020

Sofia is put in charge of overseeing a fair election for a class pet, but first the Questioneers must learn about elections and good journalism--and remember that being a community matters most. Includes facts about the Delano Grape Strike, presidential elections, journalism, and the importance of voting. This book is #4 in the Questioneers Chapter Book series that grew out of the popular picture books about Rosie Revere, Engineer! and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez!

Call Number: JChapter Beaty.A


Grover Cleveland, Again!  A treasury of American Presidents

Title: Grover Cleveland, Again! A treasury of American Presidents
By: Ken Burns
Published: 2016

A gorgeous collection of American presidents filled with fun facts and sparkling with personality, from nonfiction master Ken Burns. (Does not include Donald Trump)

Call Number: x973.099 Burns.K


One Today

Title: One Today
By: Richard Blanco
Published: 2015

A lyrical, patriotic commemoration of America from dawn to dusk and from coast to coast written in honor of President Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration.

Call Number: x811 Blanc.R


Presidents! (Truth or Lie? Step into Reading)

Title: Presidents! (Truth or Lie? Step into Reading)
By: Erica Pearl
Published: 2019

The Truth Sleuth guides readers through a series of truths (and lies) about American presidents.

x973.099 Perl.E


So You Want to Be President?

Title: So You Want to Be President?
By: Judith St. George
Published: 2000

An illustrated celebration of America's presidents that shows the foibles, quirks, and humanity of the men who rose to one of the most powerful positions in the world. (Does not include Obama or Trump) A Caldecott Winner!

Call Number: x973 Stgeo.J


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