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"Bad Kitty for President," Nick Bruel
(Roaring Brook Press; $13.99)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition. When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never bothered to register to vote and the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last minute absentee ballot sent by Old Kitty. Who will win the election?

Presidents Day books for kids

Presidents Day doesn't just mean a week off from school! Celebrate the holiday with these books for kids featuring a mix of history, politics and fun highlighting different Presidents of the United States. You can find these books at your local library or order them on Amazon.com.
- Compiled by Jennifer Berger

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"My First Biography: Abraham Lincoln," Marion Dane Bauer, Liz Goulet Dubois (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $3.99)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

Learn about President Abraham Lincoln and how he fought a war to hold the country together and to make it free for everyone. The kid-friendly illustrations and lyrical text makes this a fun book for even the youngest readers.

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"Bad Kitty for President," Nick Bruel
(Roaring Brook Press; $13.99)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

It's time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition. When election time rolls around, one candidate (guess who?) will discover that she never bothered to register to vote and the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last minute absentee ballot sent by Old Kitty. Who will win the election?

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"George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale," Margaret McNamara, Barry Blitt (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

Travel back in time for George Washington's seventh birthday and learn tidbits of information about his childhood. Did George Washington wear a wig? Did he cut down a cherry tree? Read on to find the answers.

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"I Grew Up to Be President," Laurie Calkhoven, Rebecca Zomchek (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $8.99)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this encyclopedia is the perfect way to introduce young readers to all of the U.S. presidents. You'll learn about the presidents' childhoods, careers, accomplishments and life after the White House, as well as fun facts and full-color photos.

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"Looking at Lincoln," Maira Kalman
(Nancy Paulsen; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

He had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples and his wife's vanilla cake. From his childhood in a log cabin, to his presidency and untimely death, take a journey into President Abraham Lincoln's life along with beautiful illustrations.

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"Fandex Family Field Guides: Presidents," Steven Aronson
(Workman; $10.95)
BEST FOR Ages 9 and up

This chronological field guide features fun facts about all 44 presidents, right at your fingertips.

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"So You Want to Be President," Judith St. George and David Small
(Philomel; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

Find an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

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"The Camping Trip That Changed America," Barb Rosenstock, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)
(Dial; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

This is the story of Teddie and Johnnie's momentous night at Yosemite park. Setting off by themselves and camping in the uncharted back country of the valley, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would inform their influential naturalist efforts for the rest of both their lives, and ultimately lead to the establishment of the National Park Service.

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"The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents," Susan Katz, Robert Neubecker (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $17.99
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

Did you know William Taft got stuck in his tub, Herbert Hoover spoke Chinese with his wife and Gerald Ford had his name changed from Leslie Lynch King? It's true! These fact-filled poems will make you laugh and cringe as you learn about the historic lives of all the presidents.

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"Those Rebels, John and Tom," Barbara Kerley, Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different but these two American heroes bravely set aside their differences to join forces in the fight for America's freedom.

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"What To Do About Alice?," Barbara Kerley, Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)
(Scholastic; $17.99)
BEST FOR Ages 7 and up

Take a peek inside Theodore Roosevelt's family life at the White House. Meet Alice Lee Roosevelt, Teddy's daughter. She was hungry to go places, meet people and do things. Whether she was entertaining important White House visitors with her pet snake or traveling the globe, Alice bucked convention and turned every new experience into an adventure.

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"Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud," Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, Larry Day (Illustrator)
(Dutton; $16.99)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were different. Jefferson was tall and quiet while Adams was short and talkative. But together they helped shape America. Over the years, they couldn't agree how the new United States should be run. This book tells the story of a great American feud and how these two men, once again, found friendship.

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"Vote For Me!," Ben Clanton
(Kids Can Press, Limited; $16.95) BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

The donkey and the elephant want your vote and each will do just about anything to win your support. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. Find out what happens when the results are in.

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