It can stretch the imagination to picture powder-wigged George Washington and chisel-faced Abraham Lincoln as preteen boys, but don’t you wonder what kind of boys they were?
This President’s Day, let’s explore books that take us back into the boyhoods of the extraordinary men we honor today.
Abraham Lincoln, George Washington: Young Presidents by Augusta Stevenson from Aladdin.
The Education of George Washington by Austin Washington from Regnery History. (Note: This book is written by President Washington’s great-nephew and is geared toward adult readers.)
Young George Washington America’s First President by Andrew Woods, illustrated by John Himmelman from Scholastic.
George Washington, Young Leader (Easy Biographies) by Laurence Santrey from Troll Communications.
Abe Lincoln: The Young Years (Easy Biographies) by Keith Brandt, illustrated by John Lawn from Troll Communications.
Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg, illustrated by James Daugherty from Scholastic.
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri D’Aulaire, illustrated by Edgar Parin D’Aulaire from Yearling Books.
Do you have any good books to add to our list? How are you and your students and children celebrating President’s Day?