Abraham Lincoln

Each week at the library, I try to choose at least one or two non-fiction books in addition to all our story books.  Sometimes they just sit in the basket and never get read.  Sometimes they are a big hit.

This week we read A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln.  Froggy asked for it several times. Froggy knows some about the Civil War from Civil War on Sunday.   But I figured it was time for some fact and background to counteract the glamorization of the Magic Treehouse.  This book is a good simple introduction to Abraham Lincoln, the legislative process, and the Civil War.

We talked about being President and the electoral process which was great timing since we had just gone to vote.  We traced the path of Lincoln's life from Kentucy to Illinois on our map.  We put the important dates (conveniently gathered in endnotes) into her book of centuries.  And we talked about slavery in very simplistic five year old terms.  Froggy has some familiarity with the concept from Peseach so that helped.  It also helped her to know that slavery happened not only in Bible times and not only to the Jewish people and that it is wrong at all times.

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  1. That looks like an interesting picture book. It would go well with Presidents Day in Feb. too.

  2. I will have to look for this book. It sounds like a great book for young children. I know we use to have a book about the Children of the White House that my older kids loved.

  3. Nice! I love the picture books by Adler. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I like simple biography books for young kids. Anna enjoyed Columbus book that I bought for her. I agree that slavery is wrong in any century.


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