Kids' Books for Presidents Day!

American flag with blue skyPresidents Day?  Presidents' Day?  President's Day?  The holiday's name varies by state, but the federal holiday is officially called George Washington's Birthday—although the holiday doesn't always land on Washington's actual birthday, thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

But even thought the official holiday is only named for George Washington, we're taking an expansive interpretation of the holiday, and sharing kids' books about all kinds of US presidents—and the government in general.

From picture books to young adult literature, these books will help get kids thinking about this country's present and past.  These stories will get young readers invested in our history—and help them grow into engaged citizens.  Explore the collection below!


 

Picture Books

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Kamala and Maya's Big Idea Of Thee I Sing What Can a Citizen Do? Abe Lincoln's Hat George Washington's Breakfast President Taft Is Stuck In the Bath Champ and Major: First Dogs


 

For Early Readers

Step Into Reading, Step 2: Kamala Is Speaking: Vice President for the People Step Into Reading, Step 3: Truth or Lie: Presidents! Step Into Reading, Step 4: Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln:  The Story of the Gettysburg Address


 

Who Was? (Ages 6-9)

Who Was John F. Kennedy? Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Who Is Barack Obama? Who Was Ronald Reagan? Who Was Thomas Jefferson? Who Is Kamala Harris? Who Was George Washington? Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?


 

Middle Grade Nonfiction (ages 10-12)

Action Presidents: George Washington Action Presidents: Abraham Lincoln Action Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt Action Presidents: John F. Kennedy Two Miserable Presidents Thank You for Voting (Young Readers' Edition)


 

Young Adult Nonfiction (ages 13+)

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition) Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary Becoming (Adapted for Young Readers) Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance Guide to Political Revolution