OUR COUNTRY’S PRESIDENTS
A Complete Encyclopedia of the U.S. Presidency
Featuring Election 2020
By: Ann Bausum
Published: January 21, 2020
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Celebrate the upcoming President’s Day by teaching your kids about all 46 of our Presidents.
This comprehensive encyclopedia of Presidents is in its 6th edition, complete with our most recent 46th President, Joe Biden. This oversized book has full-page photographs of every president. Then a page is dedicated to their biography. Obviously, for President Biden, the bio discusses his life, his family, and his time as Vice-President to former President Obama. This updated edition offers information about President Donald Trump’s time in office as well as an article about the 2020 election.
The encyclopedia also includes various articles that pertain to the presidents such as wartime, kids in the white house, letters written to various presidents, the Vice-Presidents, as well as a final article about former presidents such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their lasting legacies.
There are also fun charts included throughout the book including Presidential Career Paths and Election Results from 1789 to now. Quotes from former presidents, fact boxes, and lots of pictures will keep kids interested in learning about all 46 presidents.
Ann Bausum is the author of sixteen nonfiction history titles. Her books have received numerous awards including The Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC in 2017 for nonfiction. Bausum, the daughter of a history professor, grew up with a love of research and American history. She tackled each presidency as its own assignment, immersing herself in reference volumes, historical documents, and period anecdotes. Finding the facts she knows kids will love is her favorite part of research. A graduate of Beloit College, she makes her home in Wisconsin. Find out more at her website, HERE.