I Grew up to Be President

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Discover how each of these little rascals grew up to become commander-in-chief--now that's an executive order!

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this child's is a child's perfect introduction to all of the U.S. Presidents. On every spread, readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included. With simple text and full-color ...

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Overview


Discover how each of these little rascals grew up to become commander-in-chief--now that's an executive order!

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this child's is a child's perfect introduction to all of the U.S. Presidents. On every spread, readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, families, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, major events, and fun facts are all included. With simple text and full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, every parent, teacher, and child will want this essential reference for their bookshelf.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
A nonfiction account of each man who has been President of the Unites States—from George Washington all the way to Barack Obama—will intrigue students. A one-page introduction explains how the thirteen colonies won their independence from Great Britain and how a new government was formed. This title from Scholastic is geared to children aged seven to ten. Each president is given a full page spread. A Fact File box presents a photograph or painting and the basics: date of birth, spouse, children, Vice President, political party, and date/location of death. A few brief paragraphs provides information about each man—his childhood, presidency, and legacy. Two to four "starred" points, highlighting interesting facts or memorable moments from their time period to finish each account. Did you know President Hayes and his wife held the first Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn, or that during WWII John F. Kennedy swam four miles carrying an injured man by his life vest to safety after the boat under his command was destroyed by the Japanese? Other historical tidbits include how President Nixon visited China after the Chinese hosted an American Ping-Pong team. This title may best be used for helping students learn about all of the American presidents, not just the most famous of this unique group of men. Reviewer: Emily Griffin
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—U.S. presidents are each profiled on a spread that summarizes his early life and road to office in a few paragraphs. Significant events or interesting tidbits are bulleted, and a "fact file" listing birth and death dates, children's names, vice president, and political party is included. A portrait of the man as an adult is accompanied by a caricature of him as a child holding something related to his life or presidency. For example, James Madison has an ice-cream cone because the new confection was served at his inauguration; Theodore Roosevelt has a teddy bear, and so on. The book is similar in tone to Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Presidents (Houghton Harcourt, 2011) and Judith St. George's So You Want to Be President (Philomel, 2000), but information is easier to find because of the format. The generally light attitude and visually appealing layout make the volume well suited as an introduction to the presidents for young children.—Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545331524
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 672,629
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: NC1180L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author


Laurie Calkhoven is a children's writer and editor living in New York City. She has written many historical children's books including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. You can visit her at www.lauriecalkhoven.com.

Rebecca Zomchek, anaward winning illustrator, graduated with a BFA in Illustration, Summa Cum Laude with Honors, from Syracuse University. Rebecca lives in New York City, but you can visit her at www.rzillustration.com.

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