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Homework Help: U.S. Presidents


Print Books – Presidential Families & Pets:

First Kids [1]<Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic [2]Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers [3]The First Pup [4]What To Do About Alice? [5]White House Kids [6]What's the Big Deal About First Ladies? [7]

Funny Stories about the Presidents:

Presidential Misadventures: Poems that Poke Fun at the Man in Charge [8]Presidential Misadventures: Poems that Poke Fun at the Man in Charge [8] – A rollicking collection of presidential poems shares lively facts about the misbehaviors of America’s commanders-in-chief.

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents: Stories [9]Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents [9] – Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft’s dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson’s classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford’s struggles with dyslexia.

First Mothers [10]First Mothers [10] – Profiles of the American presidents’ mothers reveal their achievements while sharing anecdotes and childhood stories, from Thomas Jefferson’s mother’s solo management of a plantation to Abraham Lincoln’s mother’s stint as a wrestler.

Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? [11]Did President Grant Really Get a Ticket for Speeding in a Horse-drawn Carriage? [11] – Discusses facts and myths about American presidents, including if Washington cut down a cherry tree, if Lincoln walked twenty miles to school, and if Taft weighed more than an elephant.

The president's stuck in the bathtub : poems about the presidents [12]The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub : Poems about the Presidents [12] – A playful, poetic celebration of lesser-known presidential events and eccentricities reveals such examples as John Quincy Adams’ skinny-dipping forays in the Potomac and Herbert Hoover’s Chinese-language conversations with his wife, in a volume complemented by footnotes and an additional “Presidential Notes and Quotes” section. 10,000 first printing. Jr Lib Guild Premier.

Rutherford B., who was he? : poems about our presidents [13]Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems about Our Presidents [13] – Innovative rhymes about America’s 19th president while placing his achievements within the context of his time, incorporating short biographical details and presidential quotes.

The camping trip that changed America : Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our national parks [14]The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks [14] – Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.

Hanging off Jefferson's Nose: Growing up on Mount Rushmore [15]Hanging off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing up on Mount Rushmore [15] – Lincoln Borglum was a young boy when his father, the great sculptor Gutzon Borglum, suggested to a group of South Dakota businessmen that he should carve the faces of four presidents into a side of a mountain as an attraction for tourists. But Mount Rushmore would never be finished by Gutzon. It would be his son who would complete the fourteen-year task and present America with one of its most iconic symbols.

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