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  • If You Were President, Would You . . .

    lower gas prices? give money to the poor? bring the soldiers back? make smoking illegal? require everyone to graduate from high school? help keep the earth clean? try to bring peace to the world? OR would you . . .give out more ice cream? make more toys? outlaw gym class? OR would you start by throwing...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-08-2009
  • Lincoln Shot: A President's LIfe Remembered

    This is a BIG book -- 18 inches tall and at least a foot wide, but there are only 40 pages. The cover looks like it's old and worn out, but it's really brand new. Inside, the pages look like old yellowed newspaper articles. We first read about Lincoln's assassination and then about John Wilkes...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-29-2008
  • Think Things Are Tough? Try Being in Gettysburg During the Civil War.

    LIzzie is very excited when her cousin Rosanna, a year older than her, moves to Gettysburg to live with Rosanna's sister. Lizzie's father and her twin brother have enlisted in the Union army, even though her twin, Luke, is only old enough to be a drummer. The two girls become best friends, and...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-29-2008
  • Presidential High Points . . . and Low Points!

    Here's a book that's on our New Shelf at Oaklyn (and other branches, too) about our U.S. Presidents, called Smithsonian Presidents . Its layout is inviting, and includes lots of pictures and quotes. The cover promises "Presidential high points . . . and low points!" Here's a low...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 10-18-2008
  • Time to Vote!

    Several fiction books about Elections and the Presidency: Vote for Larry by Janet Tashjian Josh Swensen made national news as Larry, an anti-consumerist blogger, in The Gospel According to Larry . He's back, and running for President in Vote for Larry . He knows he's too young to serve, but wants...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 10-14-2008
  • What if your MOTHER were running for President?

    Vanessa kind of likes living in the Governor's Mansion with her mother, the governor of Florida. The food is really good, and you never know when you'll run into somebody famous, like Governer Schwarzenegger! But Vanessa is not happy that her mom is running for President - she's off campaigning...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 10-14-2008
  • Who Was the Unhappiest President?

    All U. S. Presidents have had their troubles, but Steve Sheinkin (yep, the same guy who wrote King George; What Was His Problem? ) writes about two who were President at the same time. When was that? During the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis had plenty of problems, and Sheinkin tells...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 09-26-2008
  • Election Year Fun

    Sam's mother is the President of the United States. His father is the First Guy. Sam has a pet cat named Warren and they know a friendly rat named Leonard. It's great to live in the White House for a while, but Sam has too many limits. That's when it's time to make a an escape plan! You...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 08-11-2008
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