Posted by: montclairlibrary | November 6, 2012


I Voted sticker - image by Vox Efx via Flickr

It’s Election Day! (Just in case you haven’t heard that, oh, 4 million times already.) If all the hoopla has your young reader curious about the process, here are some books about voting and elections from the Montclair Library:

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone (grades K-3)

Vote! by Eileen Christelow (grades 2-5)
One town’s mayoral election provides a lucid introduction to voting (including a recount). Includes additional information such as a voting timeline, activities and a list of internet resources.

Voting in an Election by John Hamilton (e-book)

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin (grades Preschool-2)

If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier (grades 1-3)
Six children discuss their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting and being sworn in on Inauguration Day as if they were running for president.

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio (grades 2-5)

Werewolves Don’t Run for President by Debbie Dadey (grades 1-3)

LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail by Mark Teague (grades 1-4)
When the tough-talking mayor decides to crack down on the free-roaming dogs in his town, Ike the dog decides his civil liberties are in danger and jumps into the mayoral race.

And lastly, any grownups who aren’t totally overloaded on politics at this point might enjoy Trail Fever: Spin Doctors, Rented Strangers, Thumb Wrestlers, Toe Suckers, Grizzly Bears, and Other Creatures on the Road to the White House by Michael Lewis.

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