Presidents

Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography

By James Cross Giblin

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"Builds on incidents from Jefferson's life to uncover the shy, quiet nature of the man who would become the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. Important dates in his life are appended, as are quotes from his lectures."
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Monticello

By Michael Burgan

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Relates the history of Thomas Jefferson's home in western Virginia, including what life was like there for himself, his family, their slaves, visitors, and descendants, and how Monticello became a museum.

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The Great Little Madison

By Jean Fritz

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Traces the life and contributions of the sickly child with the small voice who grew up to become the fourth president of the United States.
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James Madison

By Jeremy Roberts

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A biography of the fourth president of the United States, who helped ensure ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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George Washington, Spymaster: How America Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War

By Thomas B. Allen

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A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war.
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George Washington: An Illustrated Biography

By David A. Adler

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Here is the full story of the life of George Washington, told with the help of quotes from his voluminous correspondence and accounts from his peers. Adler brings to life the man behind the great soldier and statesman and unveils the dignity and humility that were the backbone of a person whose life has been called "an indispensable study for American youth." Historical illustrations, along with an index, chronology, bibliography, and sources notes are included.
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George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

By Brandon Marie Miller

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This book weaves a rich tapestry of Washington’s life, allowing kids to connect with his story in 21 hands-on projects based on his experiences and the times in which he lived. Children will learn how to tie a cravat, write with a quill pen, follow animal tracks, sew a lady’s cap, plant a garden, roll a beeswax candle, play a game of Quoits, and make a replica of Washington’s commander-in-chief flag. The text includes a time line, glossary, websites, travel resources, and a reading list for further study.
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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

By Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Matt Phelan.

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Portrays George Washington as a shy boy who wasn't afraid of anything except talking to people, but who grew up to lead an army against the British and serve as president of the new nation.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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