Saturday, May 21, 2016

Election Day is coming! Get kids excited about the process with Barron’s!

With the Democratic and Republican primaries being hotly contested, the 2016 presidential race is gearing up to be the most pivotal election this country has had in generations. Kids, parents, and teachers will certainly be discussing this important topic through November. Children will also have many questions about the history of our country's elections, from George Washington in 1789 to Barack Obama in 2012. That's where Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts can help.

No Question Left Unanswered:

*Who can run for president? *Who can vote? *What is the Electoral College? *What is a third-party candidate? *Which Republican president had a Democrat for his vice president? *Who was the only U.S. president to be elected for more than two terms? *Which candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election? *Why was President Truman laughing in 1948 when he read the Chicago Tribune headline that declared: "Dewey Defeats Truman"?

Start a Discussion Children Will Enjoy Having:

Perfect to spark classroom conversations and perk up students, this book brings history and social studies classes to life. Children will thoroughly enjoy learning all of the intrigue, trivia, and little-known facts about the important people, places, and events in the history of presidential elections in the United States.

About the Author:

Syl Sobel is an attorney who has worked on many well-known publications about the U.S. judiciary. He has also consulted on behalf of the U.S. government with judges from around the world, and has spoken about the judiciary at conferences and with visiting delegations. Mr. Sobel is the author of several children's books on U.S. government and history, including titles on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and presidential elections.

My Thoughts:

My little brother loves anything and everything history! He's been studying it and collecting books for the last few years. He has quite a collection! This will be his first election voting, and he has enjoyed researching information as much as he can. I knew this would be the perfect reference for him. 

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts is a great fit for kids, teenagers, teachers and even adults looking for more information. If anyone has any questions about the presidents and how elections are run, this is a great guide. It is informative, but written in a way that is straight to the point and easy to understand. The pictures are a nice addition too! What I enjoyed the most is that it goes back throughout history, bringing a full circle understanding of how rules and regulations have been formed throughout the years. There are even fun facts! 

With 48 pages and a personable writing style, this book is an easy, fun and educational read! Click on the photo below and zoom in to get a view of some of the pages! 

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jean602 said...

Such a good idea getting kids involved.

jean602 said...

Such a great idea getting kids involved.

freddie said...

Sounds like a great book and one that the whole family could learn and enjoy from.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

I remember when I was in elementary school and they let all of the kids vote in a mock election for whoever was running for president that day. We were all excited to get to vote.

alissa apel said...

I know someone that would love this. It's not really my thing though.

VickieC said...

sounds very interesting,my family has always been big in politics