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U.S. politics


Carson, Mary Kay  Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote?: And Other Questions About Women’s Suffrage Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Sterling Richmond, Benjamin  What Are the Three Branches of Government?: And Other Questions About the U.S. Constitution Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Sterling Good Question! series. A question-and-answer format provides information relevant to each book’s American government […]

Women can be president, too!


With the 2016 presidential election just a few months away, news from the campaign trail continues to dominate the headlines. Our students are thus very likely hearing names of candidates and snippets of information about politics and elections. While discussing politics in school is often viewed as taboo, the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Carly […]

There are no picture book biographies of Donald Trump


A quick search of the Horn Book Guide Online shows three picture book biographies of Hillary Clinton, including these two new ones (both published in January 2016):    And this one from 2008, revised in August 2015: Then there’s this new YA biography: UPDATED: And this new middle-grade biography (which I missed in the original […]

Election booklist

The President's Stuck in the Bathtub by Susan Katz

The books recommended below were reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion.   Primary Suggested grade level for each entry: K–3 Our Abe Lincoln: An Old Tune with New Lyrics written by Jim Aylesworth; illus. by Barbara McClintock (Scholastic) New verses to a Lincoln […]