20 America Books for Little Learners

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Exploring the America unit is such a fun one – it’s one of my favorite units. There are so many fun ways to explore this unit with little learners. And watch them learn all kinds of new things about America and our presidents. It’s amazing to watch as they read different America books with this unit, too!

Finding America books to read is such a great addition to the America unit and they get to learn all about America and our presidents!

Taking time to read America books with little learners is so important as they go through this America unit. They’ll discover all kinds of things about America and our presidents! They may recognize some things, but much of it will be so new to them.

I found some incredible America books for you to use with this America unit that can be purchased easily on Amazon. Just click the links below and get stocked up on some of your favorite America books! If you use your prime membership, you can get them all delivered with FREE 2-day shipping.

America is…

It is fifty states from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean and beyond, and a flag of stars and stripes. America is filled with farmers, miners, factory workers, bakers, and bankers. You can find Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, swamps and deserts.

Presidents’ Day

Today at school we celebrated Presidents’ Day by putting on a play. Of course, Mrs. Madoff said I could be George Washington because his birthday is the same as mine. Charlie was Abraham Lincoln because he’s the tallest kid in our class. Everyone else had very important parts to play, too. At the end of the day we voted for class president, and you’ll never guess who won!

A Picture Book of George Washington

A simple presentation of his character and the major events of his life.

Curious About the White House

Everybody knows the building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Yes, it’s the White House, home to US presidents, first ladies, first children, and even first pets! But, aren’t you curious: why is the house white (and how many gallons of paint keep it that way)? The lively text and interesting photographs will answer all these questions. And tell more about daily life in the most famous house in America.

Bad Kitty for President

It’s time to elect a new president of the Neighborhood Cat Coalition! Who will win the election? When election time rolls around, one candidate will discover that she never bothered to register to vote.  And the entire election will be decided by a surprise, last-minute absentee ballot sent by Old Kitty.

Good Night America

Good Night America explores the Everglades, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, redwood forests, Statue of Liberty, Washington DC, Mississippi River, Golden Gate Bridge, farms, bison, bears, sea lions, cowboys, tropical islands, and more. Young children are invited to explore the wonders of America’s most iconic landmarks and attractions before bedtime with this beautifully illustrated board book.

A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

Our sixteenth president, whom some say was our greatest, was born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky. As a boy, he helped his father clear land and even built a boat that he floated to New Orleans. As president, he led the country through the Civil War, and wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, setting all slaves free in theConfederate states. Young readers will be inspired by Lincoln’s story of hard work, success, and justice.

If I Were President

A multicultural cast of children imagines what it would be like to be president.

Smart About the Presidents

Kids will love discovering the floor plan of the White House, a list of presidential perks, and lots of interesting info about all the presidents.  Each page is jam-packed with trivia, fun facts, and information on the historical events of each presidency.

I am Abraham Lincoln

“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized. And so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers.

Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.

What is the Constitution?

Signed on September 17, 1787, four years after the American War for Independence, the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it’s easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues.

My Little Golden Book About George Washington

Bright, appealing artwork and simple text introduces the youngest readers to our first president with engaging anecdotes.  Beginning with how young George liked to study and ride his horse. Fun facts at the end round out this charming Little Golden Book.

America: a Patriotic Primer

To choose the twenty-six people and ideas that comprise the book, Lynne Cheney has drawn on a lifetime of learning about the American past.  And on the inspiration that comes from witnessing recent history firsthand. Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser imbues Mrs. Cheney’s words with childlike joy through her exuberant drawings. Together they have created a patriotic primer.   A book that teaches history by celebrating the diversity, tenacity, and faith of the American people.

F is for Flag

June 14 is Flag Day, but with so many American flags proudly displayed, every day seems like Flag Day. Perfect for reading together with a young child, F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things. A symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, a

nd a reminder that everyone in our country is part of one great big family.

A is for America

Little ones will love learning American history in Tanya Lee Stone’s latest alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!

Where’s Your Hat, Abe Lincoln?

From Harriett Tubman to Ulysses S. Grant, nobody seems to have the time to join the search. Will Abraham Lincoln find his hat in time to deliver the Gettysburg Address? This colorful and humorous board book primer features some of the most prominent figures of American history.  And introduces historians of all ages to the incredible beginning of the United States of America.

We the Kids: the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

A long time ago some smart guys wrote the Preamble to the Constitution. You have probably read it before, but do you know what it means? And did it ever make you laugh? Now it will! Perfect for inspiring discussion in classrooms and around kitchen tables, this fun-filled and cheerfully illustrated look at the Preamble provides an accessible introduction to America’s founding ideals for citizens of all ages.

My Teacher for President

Oliver has been learning about the president’s job. So, he think his teacher would be the perfect candidate. She loves white houses, she’s used to being followed everywhere. His teacher attends lots of meetings, she finds jobs for people, and she believes in peace. Images of Oliver’s teacher depicted during a typical school day are contrasted with scenes of his heroine carrying out presidential duties.

I am George Washington

This book is told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the George Washington a role model for kids.  He’s depicted as child throughout, telling his life stories in first-person present tense, which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children. And it ends with a line of encouragement, a direct quote, photos, a timeline, and a source list.

Smart About the Fifty States

The kids in Ms. Brandt’s class create a special report on the United States of America, with each child doing research on ten states. There’s a double-spread map of the whole U.S. and a page for every state jam-packed with trivia, interesting facts, handwritten captions, and jokes. At the end of the book. a map shows how the United States grew over time, a spread on the presidents and what states they hailed from, as well as a “bibliography” of books the kids used in their research. Written by a team of well-known author/artists, this 64-page Smart About History book is a great guide for kids.

Exploring this America unit is so much fun for little learners as they learn all about America and our presidents! It’s even more fun for us as we get to watch them learn and grow with all kinds of new information. Grab some exciting new books along with this America unit and explore all about America and our presidents.

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