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Just Where do Presidents Come From?

Just in time for Presidents' Day—books about the presidency that are actually fun and compelling for kids.

With Presidents' Day fast approaching, I thought I would take the time to share some great presidential books with you. Where Do President's Come From? is one of those very engaging books that will teach kids about the presidency, but they will never feel as though they are being taught.  

History can be so compelling and the books profiled this week deliver the stories in humorous and action packed ways that will intrigue, engage and ultimately educated your kids.  

To see my full selection of books this week, visit my website at www.onegreatbook.com

Title:      Where Do Presidents Come From? 

Author:   Michael Townsend 

Target:    Grades 4-6 

Series:     No 

What this book is about:

This is a hilarious comic book version of the founding of our democracy all the way to explaining what presidents actually do! In this book kids learn about the daily life of a president, the pros and cons of the job, how Washington scored the position and even some very useful things including the three branches of government, the electoral college and the Constitution. 

Why I love this book:

This book is clever and funny while actually teaching kids. There are some wonderful gags that run through the book along with some great one liners that will have kids laughing out loud. The best part is, that in the end, they will have actually learned quite a lot. Even I was thoroughly amazed by the amount of material Townsend was able to cover in a way that kids will enjoy.   

Who this book is for:

Great for all kids, because the comic format makes it feel more fun than non fiction. My fifth-grade son not only read it willingly, but he didn’t want to put it down when it was time for bed. 

Final thoughts:

Why couldn’t we have had books like this when I was a kid?

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