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First Kids (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)
     

First Kids (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

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by Gibbs Davis, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
 

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Kids will be kids—even when they live in the White House! Discover the stories of our presidents' children in this leveled reader perfect for President's Day!

From Tad Lincoln (secretly called a “tyrant” ) to the Roosevelt gang (who kept a pet badger, a rat, dogs, snakes, horses, parrots, and a one-legged chicken!) to the Kennedys (who used

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Kids will be kids—even when they live in the White House! Discover the stories of our presidents' children in this leveled reader perfect for President's Day!

From Tad Lincoln (secretly called a “tyrant” ) to the Roosevelt gang (who kept a pet badger, a rat, dogs, snakes, horses, parrots, and a one-legged chicken!) to the Kennedys (who used the oval office as a playground) to Chelsea Clinton (who transformed herself from an awkward teen into an accomplished scholar), the children featured in First Kids shared a unique experience and role in American history.

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Davis can certainly get children excited about living in the White House by telling them about the movie theater and swimming pool, how they would get to meet sports and movie stars, and travel by limousine and private jet. He then proceeds to tell about life in the White House for the children of seven U.S. presidents. Readers will learn about Tad and Willie Lincoln and how they set up a lemonade stand and charged visitors who came to the White House; Jesse Grant and his secret clubhouse; Theodore Roosevelt's children's pets; John and Cal Coolidge and the first White House Christmas tree; Caroline and John Kennedy's visits to their father's office for bedtime stories; Lynda and Luci Johnson's teen years; and the negative comments from the press about Chelsea Clinton. The deaths of Willie Lincoln and Cal Coolidge are mentioned. Part of the "Step into Reading" series (Step 4), this book will acquaint beginning readers with some interesting tidbits of American history. 2004, Random House, Ages 6 to 8.
—Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375822186
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Gibbs Davis is the author of many graded readers and chapter books. The author lives in New York, NY.

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First Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter was so interesting in this book, that she planned to have a presentation on her class