Interested in Kids’ Books on Gen. Washington?
The books are best for children and are kindly provided for review by Hooray for Books, 1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
A Picture Book of George Washington by David Adler et al. An accurate account highlighting some major events of our hero’s life, it has handsome colorful illustrations.
George Washington by Caroline Crosson Gilpin. (National Geographic Kids Level 2) Despite some inaccuracies - such as the British just got tired of fighting and gave up - this book is beautifully laid out with high quality colorful illustrations that draw and keep the reader’s attention.
I am George Washington by Brad Meltzer. Nicely illustrated, the narrative includes humor.
My Little Golden Book About George Washington. By Lou Hauren. A well illustrated and charming book that emphasizes the most important events in his life. (Ages 2-6)
The Crossing – How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy. (Scholastic) Excellent account of George Washington’s role, including high and low points. Includes illustrations, a timeline (1754-88),lists of Revolutionary War sites in NY, NJ and PA, notes, sources and index.
The President and Me by Deborah Kalb. Blends the life of a fictional 21st century 10 year old boy with the life of George Washington told in the persona of a magic tricorn hat purchased at the Mount Vernon Gift Shop. This charming and informative tale imparts lessons on several levels. (Ages 8-12)
Who was George Washington by Roberta Edwards. Despite having questionable assertions such as most soldiers joined the patriot cause because they needed the money (Fact: they weren’t paid for long periods but remained in the army) and Washington did not realize he had won the war after our victory at Yorktown (Fact: he knew the patriots had won), the book also includes some riveting information along with excellent illustrations, maps, diagrams and a timeline of important events in Washington’s life. (Ages 8-12)