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Election Books

As election season heats up, let your 5- to 8-year-old child explore the drama of campaigning, voting, and competition with these books.
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If I Ran for President
by Catherine Stier Illustrated by Lynne Avril

A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to run for president. The entertaining yet informative text is a good conversation starter for discussions on the election process.

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Election Day
by Margaret McNamara Illustrated by Mike Gordon
Becky, the new girl in Ms. Connor's class, doesn't think she stands a chance of being elected class president on Election Day. All the other kids have such great ideas! Nick promises no homework. Katie promises a candy machine in the classroom. Reza promises longer recess, and Emma promises a shorter school year.
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Otto Runs for President
by Rosemary Wells Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
A hilarous and satisfying election story from renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells. It's election time at Barkadelphia School, and popular kids Tiffany and Charles are already in the running. Unfortunately, they care a bit more about winning than they do about their voters.
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Clifford for President
Series: Big Red Reader
by Acton Figueroa Illustrated by Tom LaPadula
Clifford is running for President...of the Birdwell Island dog park! Emily Elizabeth needs to put up a candidate for a class project, so of course she nominates the Big Red Dog who's always a big winner!
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Vote for Me
Series: Beastieville
by Kirsten Hall Illustrated by Bev Luedecke

The Beasties must choose a class president. As class elections approach, all the Beasties consider their special qualities.


Grades K-4 National Social Studies Standards

Civic Ideals and Practices X

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by Eileen Christelow Illustrated by Eileen Christelow

Using a town's mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth. There"s even a recount!

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