Last week, my seven-year-old came home school and told me, excitedly, that he was voted class president. This isn’t a real role…rather, it was a chance for the kids to learn about elections and the voting process.
He could hardly contain his excitement, though, and I asked him what he had done to win.
“I promised everyone it would easier to get to a blue, harder to get to a yellow, and that we’d have one day less of homework each week. And I promised them all Pokemon cards,” he finished. Then, sheepishly, he said, “So, can I borrow $2? Because I need to buy everyone Pokemon cards now.”
Basically, he won the election by making promises he can’t keep, bribing his constituents, and going into debt. JACK FOR PRESIDENT!
On a more serious note, though, the election has been a source of much conversation in this house. With a kid who loves history (and reads history books for fun), elections and politics sort of fall into his wheelhouse of interests by default.
Scholastic sent me some really great election books for kids – I’m going to share those with you here AND give one lucky reader and Election Book Prize Pack from Scholastic!
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Election Books for Kids
The Kid Who Ran for President, by Dan Gutman – This chapter book is a fun story about 12-year-old Judson Moon and his run for the Presidency.
Honest Abe’s Guide to President Elections, by Jack Silbert (grades 3-5) – This book breaks down the election process into easy-to-understand categories, and to be honest (ha), I probably need to read this myself.
What is the Declaration of Independence? by Michael C. Harris – This is a chapter book, and is part of the New York Times Best-Selling “What Is” Series. This book explains how and why we have the Declaration of Independence. It also has lots of drawings and pictures, which I know some kids love!
Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio – This timely book tells the story of Grace, who realizes there haven’t been any women presidents…and then proceeds to run for class president, despite being up against a boy who seems perfect for the job.
Learning About Our Government, pack of five books from Scholastic – From voting in elections to the U.S. Senate to what it means to be President…these books are FULL of information. They are geared towards kids ages 5-8.
The Scholastic Reading Club, as you probably know if you have school-aged kids (or ever were a school-aged kid!) brings fun and educational book choices to kids everywhere, every month. You can check out their monthly Facebook Live events, too, to get a first look at the monthly flyers.
Enter below for a chance to win your own Election Prize Pack for your child (or, for you…not gonna lie, I probably need to read all of these myself, ha). Winner will have 48 hours to respond or I’ll choose another winner. Must be 18+ and live in the US to win.
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