Gr 2-5-Each brief biography begins with an introduction and a photograph, followed by two pages of vital statistics and a map of the United States showing precisely where each president was born. The books continue with sections on youth, marriage, early careers, presidential issues, and final years. "Fun Facts" include trivia such as the fact that Coolidge had a pet raccoon that he walked on a leash and that Truman read every book in his town library by the age of 14. Each title also has an excellent flowchart of the president's life, an information box of historic events that took place during his presidency, and a double-page spread that offers a visual presentation of "The Seven `Hats' of the U.S. President" and "The Three Branches of the U.S. Government." Color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations appear on almost every page. Vocabulary words printed in bold throughout the texts are defined in glossaries. Welcome additions for reports.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.