Monday Children’s Book Reviews for November 5, 2012

Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day

Adults all over the country, who have registered, will vote on all kinds of things: new laws, city mayors and council members, state senators, and who will be the President of the United States for the next four years. This is a big responsibility and requires serious thought and consideration.

Curious about how it all works? Here are some books you can read to find out more:

Getting Elected: a Look at Running for Office by Robin Nelson and Sandy Donovan

“Introduces students to the process of being elected and how elections are run, examining such topics as the challenges of running for office, what it means to be elected and the responsibilities of elected officials.”                     [J324.70973 NELSON]

Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier

“The school gym is a polling place and Bailey, Ren, David, Meg, Aiden, and Isabella know all about Election Day and voting! Bailey helped her Aunt Julia run for a seat on the city council. Aiden goes with his grandpa to vote. David’s brother Jake will be voting for the first time. Meg talks about how years ago, some citizens were not permitted to vote. A perfect picture book for future voters of America, Today on Election Day will simultaneously entertain and educate.”        [J324.60973 STIER]

Vote for ME! by Ben Clanton

“A satire of American politics finds a donkey and an elephant resorting to just about anything to garner votes, and after all the mud-slinging is done and the votes are tallied, they are both quite surprised by the results.”                             [JPB CLANTON,B]

The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade

“Everyone knows that George Washington was the father of our country, but how many know that he was also the father of the White House? When he took office, George was determined to build a fine home for future presidents of the new nation. He was involved in every step of the process, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. He even held a contest to choose the best design for the house. (Thomas Jefferson secretly entered the contest but lost.) George never got to live in his President’s House, but every president since has called it home.”     [J975.3 SLADE]


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