A teacher’s day is full of required things to teach during the school day. Most days I feel that there is honestly not enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished. Unfortunately, social studies was always my one subject that would get pushed to the side if I was short on time until I started integrating social studies and literacy. With the presidential elections coming soon, I put together a list of my favorite election books in hopes that you can easily find some great picture books to read to your students. Since this event is one that only happens every four years, it is so important to find ways to introduce or review what a presidential election is. Here are my favorite 12 election books. Are you looking for more election ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
Woodrow for President by Peter W. Barnes
Introduce young readers to campaigning, voting, a career in public service, and the election process as they follow Woodrow’s journey.
Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier
A cast of ‘future voters’ get to experience and learn about the election process as it takes place in their school gym.
Monster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak
A fun and furry introduction to grass roots politics and why people get involved.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish
Amelia is looking forward to school Election Day. Join her as she experiences running for office, voting, campaigning, working with others, and much more.
If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier
Young readers can learn the complex nature of the election process, from understanding the nation’s problems, to explaining your platform, selecting a running mate, and debating on live tv!
Grace for President by Grace S. DiPucchio
Grace wants to be the first female President! Follow her first foray into politics in the school mock election in this inspiring tale.
Election Day by Margaret McNamara
It’s Becky’s first day at a new school. Join her class as they experience Election Day by listening to speeches and voting. Who will win?
Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells
Join Otto as he takes a different approach to campaigning by listening to his classmates! He learns it’s hard work to run for president, but even harder to be president!
Election Day by Patricia J. Murphy
This fun and informative book introduces readers to the basic facts about Election Day.
Let’s Vote On It by Janice Behrens
Does your class have an important decision to make? Then vote!
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
A fun approach to learning about the election process – a new president of the neighborhood cat club is elected!
Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton
A satirical look at American politics that both children and adults will enjoy.
To see all book lists featured on A Dab of Glue Will Do, click here. Do you have any favorite election books that are not on the list? If so, please share in the comments below.
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