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Oct 8 2008

Election Books for Kids

by Ginny C

The elections are a month away.  If you haven’t already, now is a great time to explain the importance of voting and how the process works to your children.  The library has lots of resources to help you, including dvds, picture books and information books.

Here is a sample of what the library offers:

Vote! by Eileen Christelow:  Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate’s speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

How Do We Elect Our Leaders by William Thomas:  Describes the process for electing local and national officials.

Election Day:  (DVD)  From campaigning and debates to rallies and voting, this program explains the activities that precede Election Day. Different levels of public office elections are reviewed along with the constitutional amendments that gave the right to vote to all groups. Children also explore the history of voting and examine the attributes of a good leader by watching as a group of middle school students elect their class president.

Max for President by Jarrett Krosoczka:  Max and Kelly both want to win the election for class president, but when one of them loses, the winner finds a way to make the loser feel better.

Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio:  When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

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