Presidential Baby: 20 Great Books to Celebrate Presidents' Day With Your Little One
“I’ve got big plans, big plans I say!” These famous words from Bob Shea and Lane Smith’s book, Big Plans are part of my daughter’s everyday vocabulary. This tale about a small boy who has big plans to become President is just one of our favorite books. With Presidents’ Day being a week away, I thought I’d round up some of the best baby and children’s books about George Washington, the office of the president, and having big plans!
Baby for President!
Click through for 20 great books to celebrate Presidents’ Day with your little one…
George Washington's Birthday: A Mostly True Tale
Presidents’ Day is a celebration of George Washington’s Birthday. Explore the myths and truths about GW with this funny tale…
Duck for President
Okay, so this technically isn’t about George Washington, or any US Presidents for that matter. But it is a cute and quirky tale about a duck who ‘pulls himself up by his bootstraps’ and ends up running the country.
Meet Our Flag, Old Glory
This is a rhyming, sing-songy tale about the history of the American flag. Even the youngest of patriots will love this one!
An adorable story about a girl who dreams of becoming President. Her first executive order: Waffles. Laws of the land: Kissing Babies. Sounds like my kind of girl!
Of Thee I Sing
Written by the President of the United States, this book showcases 13 groundbreaking Americans and their outstanding character. It is written as a letter from Barack Obama to his daughters.
The Berenstain Bears and The Big Election
Berenstain Bear fans will love this one! A disgruntled Papa Bear decides to run for President. After he’s elected, he works hard to keep his promises.
Grace for President
Grace’s teacher informs the class that there has never been a female president. Upon this news, Grace intends to be the first! This is a great book about hard work and courage.
As I mentioned, this is a favorite in our house. This tale is about a boy who has BIG plans, which include becoming President and flying to the moon.
Who Was George Washington?
For the budding historians in your life, this book is packed with facts about George Washington.
This book uses a fictional story about a class play to teach facts about U.S. Presidents. It’s a great read for introducing the holiday to your little one.
John, Paul, George, and Ben
Enjoy this satirical tale about John Adams, Paul Revere, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. Adults and babes will enjoy this one!
A Picture Book of George Washington
Even the littlest of readers will enjoy this brief account of the life of George Washington.
If I Were President
A fun look into the roles of the President, presented by 6 diverse children who put themselves in presidential shoes.
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Gilbert the opossum takes on the role of George Washington in his school play about a cherry tree. This little creature “cannot tell a lie!”
They Called Her Molly Pitcher
A kid-friendly account of the true story about Molly Hays, the heroine who joined her husband in General Washington’s army.
George Washington's Cows
You’ll enjoy this outlandish tale about farm animals doing absurd things. Farmer George has to find a way to escape the madness!
The Story of George Washington
This board book is perfect for babies! It’s a simple book about the concept of the presidency and the life of George Washington.
Platypus' Presidents' Day Poem
On a regular Monday in February, tourists at the zoo start to cause a fuss. Platypus performs a poem to teach his fellow zoo-mates about Presidents’ Day.