Children’s Books for President’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

Monday February 21, 2011 is President’s Day in America. Books can help children of all ages better understand the President’s role in our country. Here are two of our favorite.

If I Were President by Catherine Stier and Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan

This charming picture book gives children a sense of the enormous responsibility of the President of the United States. From making speeches to creating laws, children from various backgrounds picture themselves in America’s highest office. The charming illustrations give children a bird’s eye view of the day to day rigors of the important tasks that face the President of the United States. Pre-readers and readers will learn about Air Force One, the cabinet, and more. A wonderful introduction for our youngest citizens.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier

Since February is Black History Month there’s no better time to learn about our first African American President. This lovely selection by famed poet Nikki Grimes introduces the President to readers in an accessible way that will resonate with children. They will learn about young Barack Obama, his unwavering sense of hope, and the personal struggles he overcame to become a leader who inspires others. The bold illustrations are a beautiful accompaniment to the text.

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