Time for Kids: Presidents of the United States

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Did you know that James Monroe was the first President to appear without a wig in formal public settings? Or that George W. Bush named the first African Americans as secretaries of state? These are among the fascinating facts found in this informative reference book.

Gain important new insights to American history. Readers will learn about the Presidents' childhoods, careers, accomplishments in office, and life after the White House. Famous quotes, a brief history of the presidency and its origins, an overview of the three branches of government, and a history of America's First Ladies are all included. Highlights of the White House and of our nation's capital are shown, and a time line runs throughout the book to put historical events in context for young readers.

TIME For Kids® Celebrate America makes a connection between what readers want to know and what they need to know to be good citizens. It's time to celebrate the leaders who have made our nation strong.

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The editors of TIME For Kids® are committed to informing millions of kids about the world and their place in it. As part of a national news organization, they bring expert and age-appropriate reporting and photography from around the globe to books, classroom magazines, and a website.

The editors of TIME For Kids® are frequent visitors to classrooms all over the country. And the TFK Kid Reporters have appeared on The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, CNN, and Fox News.

TFK editors also publish the TIME For Kids® Science Scoops series, giving kids the inside scoop on the world’s most fascinating topics.

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Grade 3-6–Following a brief history of the presidency and a description of the three branches of government, the presidents are profiled in chronological order. Attention is paid to the subject's early life, tenure in office, and life thereafter. Part three consists of a thumbnail look at each leader: birth, death, home, political party, vice president, and wife and children. The somewhat breezy text, with few details, is printed on a buff-colored background. Each article is accompanied by a portrait, photo, or reproduction of something related to that presidency and a Did You Know? box. A campaign button, banner, or similar realia are often included. Photos, where possible, are in color. A time line in dark blue at the bottom of the page lists three dates of significance during each administration. Two pages are devoted to Washington, Lincoln, FDR, Truman, and Clinton. Everyone else gets a page. An article about the First Ladies, only 12 of whom are mentioned; a short article about and a cutaway diagram of the White House; postcard images of six other Washington, DC, landmarks; and a page of trivia are also included. Better suited to pleasure reading than for reports, this up-to-date volume is a solid addition to most collections.–Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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