With the election looming, this is a great time to read about how a president is elected. Below are five picture books which get the job done.
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
This book introduces children to the fundamentals of voting, including political parties, campaigns, pollsters, debates, voter registration and casting ballots. The candidates’ dogs try to figure it out.
Vote for Me! By Ben Clanton
A donkey and an elephant seek votes and after a while, resort to exaggerating, name-calling, making silly promises and even slugging mud at one another. This satirical view of an election is told in red and blue.
Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio
When Grace hears a woman has never been elected President, she decides to run in her school’s election. She soon figures out it’s not easy to get elected.
If I Ran for President by Catherine Steir
What would you need to do to run for President? This picture book shows how you would develop a platform, choose a vice president and campaign for votes.
One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat explains American democracy. Why are elections in November? Why do political parties exist? The focus is on electing the President, all told in rhyme.
For more book selections, go to http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25617.Children_s_Books_About_Voting