United States Presidents
The United States Presidents series examines the lives of the individuals who preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution. Each book in this comprehensive collection tells the story of a president's challenges and triumphs from childhood to the White House and beyond. Expanded content includes a section that outlines the function, responsibility and organization of the office of the president, including the branches of government, the Electoral College, term of office, and the line of succession. Lists of each president's cabinet members and Supreme Court appointments are also included. With eight additional pages to the Checkerboard Library format there's more information, more fascinating stories, and more facts for research and reports. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007130, JNF007070, JNF043000|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
United States Presidents (2009) - Horn Book Guide
Broad overviews of each president’s early life, aspirations, political challenges, and triumphs are packed into these brief, easy-to-read texts augmented with sidebars, illustrations, and photographs. Highlights of each administration are placed within the context of American and world history. Each volume concludes with the same general information about the presidency, branches of government, and the electoral college.
United States Presidents (2009) - Library Media Connection
Showing our nation’s leaders as people and not just iconic historical figures, this series brings authenticity to the individual featured in each volume. Although certainly not the only presidential biography series students will find, those writing reports or who are interested in national leaders will learn valuable information here.
United States Presidents (2009) - School Library Journal
The profusion of color and black-and-white pictures will give students a leg up on the old “dress up as a president and give a short report” assignment, and the brief declarative sentences keep the books within the reach of most first chapter-book readers. . . .The strong layout keeps each title interesting. That’s saying something, especially when it comes to those hard-to-remember 19th-century presidents like Tyler, Taylor, Polk, and Pierce. . .
Barack Obama (United States Presidents) – Booklist
A. . .simple, approachable entry in the United States Presidents series. Wheeler gives an overall glimpse of Obama’s life from childhood to the presidency, beginning with a brief introduction, a time line of major events, and a quick “Did You Know?” page. Following are two-page chapters with photographs that guide the reader through Obama’s life. The end piece of the book gives information about the three branches of the U.S. Government, the office of the president, the line of succession to the presidency, and benefits to holding the office. Included is a list of all the U.S. presidents, their political affiliations, dates of their service, and the names of the vice-presidents who served with each.