If the inauguration has your kids talking about U.S. presidency and the White House, I recommend Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
, a project of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA
). The book took 8 years to develop and was created by 108 well-known authors and illustrators. This fascinating anthology of American history centers on the White House and its inhabitants. Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
is 244-pages long and includes a wide variety of historical fiction and nonfiction. I recommend it for ages 9 to 14 and as a family read aloud, as well as for classroom use. See Children's Books that Celebrate America
for more books about U.S. History, symbols, tall tales, documents and more.
(Cover art courtesy of Candlewick Press)