History Made Fun
- What: History books for kids
- When: 6 years and up
- Why: Educational, fun, entertaining
- Where: At home
Did you know that Presidents’ Day celebrates the birth of the first United States President? Until the early 1970’s, it fell on the actual day of George Washington’s birthday, February 22. It had become a federal holiday almost a century earlier. Congress then combined the day of recognition with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th on the third Monday of the month, resulting in what we now call Presidents’ Day.
This holiday celebrates all presidents, past and future, in recognition of their service. If you’d like to introduce your child to some U.S. presidential history, we can help! Check out this list of books to help them learn more about our founding fathers and other leaders of the nation.
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: These graphic novels for kids make history fun. Each book highlights the historic events and personalities from a certain time period. Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood brings the events of World War I to life in the graphic illustrations. Big Bad Ironclad focuses on one of the biggest ship building races of the time, including lots of info about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
I Survived: These chapter books tell history through the eyes of kids living through major events. The Battle of D-Day, The American Revolution, and The Battle of Gettysburg in particular all bring major conflicts to life, and let readers know how much presidential actions figured in everyday lives. With fictional tales based on real events, kids can connect with the story and the people living through them.
Great Battles for Boys: This series appeals to kids who love battles and includes volumes featuring big turning points in American history. From The American Revolution,The Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The Korean War, kids can learn all about the exciting events and charismatic leaders involved. These true tales contain enough action and adventure for readers of any age.
Bring history to life with any of these books and let your child explore more about the leaders and decisions that shaped our world.