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FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Presidential Fiction for School Kids!

It's that time of the year when you get a day off school because two famous presidents had their birthdays in February. You may have to study these presidents in school - serious stuff!

But, did you know that there are stories about President Washington, President Lincoln and many other presidents (some are made up!), that are fiction - and fun to read? Sure there are!

Try some of these:

Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major by Ronald Kid

Here's an imaginary story of a kid who lives in the White House. His name is Archie Roosevelt, and his dad is President Teddy Roosevelt. He and his siblings find a treasure map that takes them on an adventure through the White House to a treasure they will never forget!

Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells

This is a short book (only 96 pages) where the two sons of Abraham Lincoln (Willie and Tad) tell stories of their experiences with their dad. Well, really, Rosemary Wells is the author, who pretends that she is those boys telling their stories, with some history thrown in.

Ghosts of the Civil War by Cheryl Harness

Here is another short one, but this has an interesting twist. Lindsey goes on a trip with her family to a Civil War reenactment. She is bored and starts to talk to a kid dressed up in the clothes they would have worn back then. she doesn't know that she is talking to the ghost of Willie Lincoln, who takes her on a trip back in time to when he lived.

White House Dog by Jamie White

From the Martha Speaks TV series, this short book is about a president and his family who want a dog, and when the president finds out that Martha can speak, he knows she is the one.

The Ghost, the White House, and Me by Judith St. George

Oh, no, it's another ghost story! This one is about KayKay Granger, who finds out that there are ghosts in the White House. She plays a trick on her mother, the president of the United States! And that means big trouble!

Oh, Say, I Can't See by Jon Scieszka

The Time Warp Trio are whisked away from home on Christmas Eve and end up with the future President of the United States - George Washington. It is the night before the famous crossing of the Delaware River. If it weren't for Fred, Joe, and Samantha (and her cat), George Washington and his men might never have crossed the river and history would not be the same. If you haven't read any of the Time Warp Trio, try this short, illustrated and funny "fractured" history book!

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posted by Leslie, Standley Lake Library

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