Kids and the Election

1. Kids and the Election: Wackiest White House Pets

Wackiest White House Pets by Gibbs Davis 

Children will learn tidbits about some unusual First Pets and the Presidents that have lived in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and we bet you’ll learn something, too. $16.95, Scholastic Press


2. Kids and the Election: LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail

LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail by Mark Teague

Join furry candidate Ike LaRue as he campaigns for mayor of Snort City. His platform? Equal rights for man’s best friend! $16.99, Blue Sky Press


3. Kids and the Election: Otto Runs for President

Otto Runs For President by Rosemary Wells

It’s election time at Barkadelphia School and the cool kids think winning this will be a piece of cake. Can underdog Otto prove that becoming president is not a popularity contest? $15.99, Scholastic Press


4. Kids and the Election: Vote!

Vote! by Eileen Christelow

This comic-style book guides children through voter registration and campaigning all the way through the recount. And with activities, a mini glossary and a timeline of voting rights, your child will be a pro when it’s his turn at the booth. $4.99, Clarion Books


5. Kids and the Election: Madame President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics

Madame President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh

Does your girl hope to run the country someday? Then this book profiling women in politics and their accomplishments will inspire her to march right into the White House someday—and not as the First Lady! $8.95, Houghton Mifflin Company


6. Kids and the Election: My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View of Washington, D.C. by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Splash, Senator Kennedy’s faithful companion, guides us through a day on Capitol Hill. Press conferences, committee meetings and tennis ball fetch? It’s all in a day’s work. Also available on DVD. $16.99, Scholastic Press


7. Kids and the Election: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes

The included family tree and time line will give your child a glimpse into the life of the Democratic presidential nominee and how hope led him to where he is today. $16.99, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


8. Kids and the Election: Duck for President

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

Farm life is tough, which is exactly why Duck wants to challenge Farmer Brown by holding an election. But when he’s not satisfied with the job, he sets his sights on a higher—and hopefully cushier—position. $16.99, Antheneum Young Readers


9. Kids and the Election: President Pennybaker

President Pennybaker by Kate Feiffer

When Luke decides he’s had enough time-outs, homework and chores, he devises a way to run for president of the United States to make life fair for all kids. Let’s just hope your own kids don’t start a revolution. $16.99, Paula Wiseman Books/ Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


10. Kids and the Election: My Dad, John McCain

My Dad, John McCain by Meghan McCain

In this picture book biography, McCain’s daughter tells the story about her dad’s childhood and his journey to becoming the Republican presidential nominee. $16.99, Aladdin Paperbacks