If I Ran for President
This book is a step above the usual election books, both in content and entertainment value. Six children take turns explaining the election process as if they were running for president. They discuss their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting, and being sworn in on Inauguration Day. The author does a good job of explaining election details, both in an introductory note about electoral votes and in the text itself. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process. Cheerful illustrations perfectly complement the lively text.
For a quick introduction to all of the U.S. Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama, try I Grew Up to be President. You'll learn about the Presidents' childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included.
But if you're in the mood for some silliness, you'll want to check out Duck for President. My fellow Americans: It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President . Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Thank you for your vote.