President’s Day

PresidentsHappy President’s Day!  Have you ever written anything about one of our Presidents?  I wrote about Martha Washington once and I have to admit that I’d love to write a series on America’s First Ladies.  I think it would make a great group of early readers.

I’m just begining to research a book set when Nixon was President.  Nixon won’t feature in the book in any way but social justice will come into play. Actually, national security may also play a part so I may end up with a President in my pages.

At the same time, I’m finishing up the research on a book that stretches from FDR’s administration through Truman’s and possibly into Eisenhower’s reign.  This book will be just a bit closer to pure politics since the setting is NASA.  Will it include one or more Presidents?  I’m not sure.

While I haven’t written about the Presidents yet there are some great children’s books out there about these men. Why not pick one of them up?  Here are a few suggestions.

  • The Many Faces of George Washington by Carla Killough McClafferty shows us why we need current source materials to show the latest and greatest information that is available about these and other people.
  • What To Do About Alice by Barbara Kerley isn’t exactly about Teddy Roosevelt but it does give you a good idea what it was like to grow up in the Roosevelt household.
  • The House that George Built by Suzanne Slade gives us an inside look at building the White House and laying down the ground work for future presidents and it is done in a House That Jack Built rhyme.
  • You’re On Your Way Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George has always been a favorite because it introduces us to a side of this rough and tumble President that few people today remember.

If you have a favorite I didn’t include, be sure to tell the rest of us in the comments below.