Liberty Porter, First Daughter

Liberty Porter, First Daughter

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by Julia DeVillers, Paige Pooler
     
 

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In Liberty Porter First Daughter, eight-year-old Liberty Porter’s father has just been elected President of the United States—and she’s the new First Daughter! As Liberty moves into the White House, she vows to make herself indispensable to her country—but can she get past her run-ins with the Chief of Staff?  See more details below

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In Liberty Porter First Daughter, eight-year-old Liberty Porter’s father has just been elected President of the United States—and she’s the new First Daughter! As Liberty moves into the White House, she vows to make herself indispensable to her country—but can she get past her run-ins with the Chief of Staff?

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Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Nine-year-old Liberty Porter is excited about the being First Daughter of the United States of America, but she is also afraid she is going to fail the job. She does not want to let the rest of the children in her country down since she is supposed to represent them to the world. She has studied up on the duties of the president and the history of children in the White House and hopes she can measure up. After the swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol, Liberty enjoys the parade, but she also wants to explore her new home with her dog Franklin. Soon enough she is set to explore, much to the consternation of Ms. Crum, her dad's Chief of Staff. But Liberty charms one and all with her antics and makes friends with a boy whose mother works for the president. There is lots of history mentioned in this book, plus facts about the White House and its occupants. The story is told with lots of humor and energy. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—It's nine-year-old Liberty Porter's first official day at the White House. Her dad is being inaugurated as President of the United States and she is beyond excited. She wants to be the best First Daughter ever. It doesn't take long, however, before she gets in trouble with the chief of staff as she blurts out answers to questions at a press conference and disguises herself as a tour guide. Because her intentions are good—she wants to help others and make the White House a welcoming place for everyone—she is forgiven by her parents and embraced in a "family hug." Sometimes a little over-the-top in its effort to be cute and kidlike, the book does hit the mark for how a youngster might approach some of the overwhelming elements of living in the White House. Though sometimes misguided, Liberty is an engaging character whose heart is in the right place. She also knows a lot of interesting presidential facts, which she spouts throughout the book. Classy illustrations depict the child, her parents, and pets. With interest high because of the Obama First Daughters, this chapter book will appeal to many children, including reluctant readers.—Tina Martin, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416991274
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Liberty Porter, First Daughter Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
206,334
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Julia DeVillers is the author of How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller, which was adapted as a Disney Channel Original Movie. She is also the author of the Liberty Porter, First Daughter series and the coauthor of the Trading Faces series, written with her twin sister, Jennifer Roy.

Paige Pooler lives in Los Angeles with her First Dog, Mitzi the Boston terrier.

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Liberty Porter, First Daughter 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
DonnaCimo More than 1 year ago
I picked up a copy of this book since my daughters have read several other books by Julia DeVillers and enjoyed them very much. While I would say most of her other books are geared for the late tween/teen age, this one is clearly geared for the early tween years. It's written from the perspective of a 9 year old girl who's dad has just become President. The book follows Liberty through inauguration day where she does lots of typical kid like things (getting antsy waiting for speeches, being very excited about having certain priviledges from living in the White House, and wanting to prove herself worthy of being the President's daughter, to name a few). It has some really cute supporting characters including her secret service agent SAM, and a whole host of kids she buddies up with when she joins their White House tour. There is even the grumpy staff person who she has to win over with her cuteness. I love that the way it's written....it really does seem like it's in the vernacular of a 9 year old child. One of my favorite sayings is when she talks about her dad "oathing the office" as he becomes President. And she uses made up words with -tastic tagged to the end of them, her favorite being pres-tastic! There is also some great trivia about some of the past president's kids. I would definitely reccommend getting this book, it's adora-tastic and deligh-tastic all in one!
Liza Robertson More than 1 year ago
This book is great and its really interesting. You can learn a lot from it. It is intended for 3rd-5th graders, but children and young adults of all ages will find themselves not wanting to put the book down. When i read the book, i loved it so much that i would read at night when i was supposed to be asleep. Now that its availible in an ebook version, i am even more thrilled to be able to download such an amazingly written book onto my great nook. This author chose her words well in "Liberty Porter, First Daughter". If you buy this book, i assure you, you won't be dissapointed!!!!!!
Shantea Roberson More than 1 year ago
A great book you will love this is a great book for kids when i read this i couldnt stop reading it i love some of it is funny .i all ways want to be the presidents daughter.if you read this book you will feel like you want to be the president daughter i thing it would be fun .you will love this book and the girl in the book she dress up like a boy so she could see the white house so she followed the women who was showing the kid around and then she see that the kids are not having fun so she tell the the kids that she not a boy and tell the kids that they will have fun so she ask the women if she can take the kids to her room and the lady says sure and the girl gaves every body a cookie so the kids did have fun .and the girl also loves animals.she is very nice so i know you will like i think you should buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. I wonder what the people living there before her? Will the readers ever get to meet the vice p and his/her family? But I know that this is better to read as a book than on my nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Liberty Porter rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At my school, I went to the library. I could not find ANYTHING. So I looked in the *D* section. I found this book. I LOVED IT! I am sooooooo going to buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever highly recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv this book! Four words: I. WANT. HER. BED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. Liberty Porter is a nine-year-old trying to get use to a new environment. With her dad as the president, new house, going to a new school is alot to handle. But,she manages to get through it being herself. Learn more about Liberty Porter as she guides you through an adventure of fun!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(infinity)+++++++++++++++++++++....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and funny and still funny I liked it a whole lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. The only bad part about it is very slow aced. I do not like slow paced books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only read these books in paper but i love them and will get them on my nook soon. Liberty Porter is the daughter of the newly elected President of the US, and the story begins at the inaugeration ceremony. The book is all about how she fits into her new house and makes new friends. They are, however, written with a 8-12 year old female audience in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alexis Greves More than 1 year ago
This book is soo funny. And i even learned stuff i didnt even know about past presidents,the White House,and even their pets! I love this book and recommend to about any kid.
robynn ginsberg More than 1 year ago
Even though short it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!you learn alot about the presidents history.read it now
Abdulkadir Issa More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing
Lisa Goodkin More than 1 year ago
omg julia is like the best author ever!this book is funny and a great read for kids 6-11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is in the second grade and she really enjoyed this book.
Miss-ReaderKM More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read though I think that there should be more story to it.
jacie515 More than 1 year ago
This book was so much fun to read. The characters are funny, especially Liberty. The book also taught me about past presidents, their kids and how they lived in the White House in a fun way. It would be a great book for teachers to read to their students. The characters seemed so real. I can't wait for part two. (jacie, 6)