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Saturday, November 01, 2008


If you're not voting, or have not made an effort to do so, I am a little mad at you.

But you can make up for it by visiting your local library and checking out some books to share with your kids, as I am planning on doing with my DD's 1st grade class on the day before ELECTION DAY.

Madam President by Lane Smith

Grace for President by Kelly Dipucchio

Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown

Otto Runs for President By Rosemary Wells

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin


  • Double-featured on our copy of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is "You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown," which, because I was too lazy to get up and not watch it, and because my daughter just ran in a student body president election, we watched the other night.

    To my surprise, it contained interesting, sassy commentary on polling, persuasive tactics, unrealistic campaign promises ("I'll eliminate Kindergarten graduation and Sixth-grade Dance Parties"), and the reality that the person elected president doesn't really have much power at all... all from 1972 (ha!). You might wanna check it out at your local library or video store.
    posted by Blogger Coffinberry at 11/01/2008 09:07:00 AM  

  • Thanks for the book ideas! I've requested some from my library, hopefully I'll be able to pick them up by Tuesday!
    posted by Anonymous MKC at 11/01/2008 12:54:00 PM  

  • Another fun one is "Duck for President," by Doreen Cronin (author of Click Clack Moo.)

    from a regular reader :)
    posted by Blogger carolyn at 11/01/2008 07:05:00 PM  

  • Oops. Guess you already had that one listed. My screen cut off the bottom of the original post...

    Highly recommend Duck for President, though, especially after all of the "counting ballot" issues there have been recently. Hilarious.
    posted by Blogger carolyn at 11/01/2008 07:10:00 PM  

  • And for the "big kids" (read: adults), you can do your reading at votesmart.org and factcheck.org. Both sites are considered non-partisan. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
    posted by Blogger HHRose at 11/02/2008 06:36:00 PM  

  • 'Duck for President' is great. I read it to my kindergarteners every year!
    "A fresh bill on capitol hill..."--LOVE that.
    posted by Blogger Evie Parks at 11/03/2008 03:04:00 PM  

  • Unfortunately, factcheck.org is NOT nonpartisan, they just pretend to be.

    They're rather liberal, funded by the Annenberg Foundation. And the people who run it are people who are financing Obama.

    And I, too, love duck for president. :-)
    posted by Blogger Emily C at 11/03/2008 06:59:00 PM  

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