Presidents' Day

Little Ones


White House Winners

By Scholastic

Scholastic Inc.

  • January 31, 2017
  • $10.99
  • Ages 6-8

Did you know that Chester A. Arthur owned eighty pairs of pants? Or that Calvin Coolidge had twenty-six pets – including two lions and a hippo? This light-hearted look at the presidents highlights little known facts and wacky details about all forty-five presidents – including the new president elected in 2016! Each president is awarded a “Best” or “Most Likely” award, in a series of entertaining and even silly categories that all kids can relate to.

Each page features a hilarious illustration of the president, details about the president and his term, and a runner-up for each fact.


The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation's Home

By Robert Sabuda
Orchard Books

  • January 2016
  • $29.99
  • Ages 6 and up

In this spectacular pop-up guide to the White House by bestselling paper engineer Robert Sabuda, readers can take a tour behind the scenes of the office of the executive branch and the residence of the president and his family.


Scholastic Reader Level 3: When I Grow Up: Benjamin Franklin

By AnnMarie Anderson
Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction

  • September 2014
  • $3.99
  • Ages 6-8

These brand-new easy readers are the perfect introductory biography series for young children. Each book will feature a recognizable figure and will take the reader on an exciting journey from obscure childhood to famed adulthood. Aspirational first-person text will be accompanied by a mixture of illustrations and photographs. Benjamin Franklin is one of America's most beloved Founding Fathers. He was a man of many talents, most well-known for discovering electricity. But Ben Franklin was also an author, an editor, a printer, and a diplomat. And he invented several things that we still use today. Benjamin Franklin’s incredible story will excite and inspire early readers. With simple, engaging text vetted by literacy experts alongside dynamic illustrations, Ben’s story will come to life. This volume will complement Common Core State Standards and feature helpful back matter tools such as a glossary and further reading.

Scholastic Reader Level 3: When I Grow Up: Abraham Lincoln

By Annmarie Anderson; Illustrated by Gerard Kelley

  • January 2015
  • $3.99
  • Ages 6–8

With simple, engaging text vetted by literacy experts alongside dynamic illustrations, Abraham Lincoln's story will come to life.

This easy reader series offers perfect introductory biographies for young readers. Each book will feature a recognizable face and name and will take the reader on a journey from a historical figure's obscure childhood to famed adulthood. Aspirational first-person text will be accompanied by humorous, contemporary, photorealistic illustrations. This fun take on the early biography is ideal for home or the classroom and will inspire children to live out their dreams.




Scholastic Book of Presidents

By George Sullivan
Scholastic Paperback

  • November 29, 2016
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8-12

Meet America’s newest president and get caught up on past commanders-in-chief in this revised edition of a classic, now updated with a brand-new modern design!

Hail to the Chief! Get ready to meet our nation’s presidents, from George Washington all the way through to Barack Obama and our newest president elected in 2016. This easy-to-read book offers mini biographies and fun facts about each president's accomplishments in the Oval Office, accompanied by photographs and lists of key events.

Featuring a brand-new look and updated, modern design for 2016, Scholastic Book of Presidents is a must-have for any classroom or young history buff.


#Presidents: Follow the Leaders

By John Bailey Owen
Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction

  • September 2015
  • $9.99
  • Ages 8–12

What if the US presidents were online...and you could follow them? From how they grew up to how they led, learn what historians know about these incredible leaders and find out what they're saying to each other. Follow the leaders!


Audacity Jones to the Rescue

By Kirby Larson
Scholastic Press

  • February 2016
  • $16.99
  • Ages 8–12

Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson starts her new rip roaring adventure series off with a bang in Audacity Jones to the Rescue, the first book starring the eponymous, whip-smart orphan.

Audacity Jones has been stuck at Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls since her parents were lost at sea, but she longs to be a swashbuckling hero, like those in her favorite novels. When Commodore Crutchfield arrives at the orphanage needing a girl assistant for a secret assignment, Audie doesn’t hesitate to join him, though her senses say something’s not quite right. Audie sets off for Washington, DC, on the journey of a lifetime, but soon realizes she may be a pawn in a sinister plot. With help from her friends, including a gang of mysterious circus folk and a clever cat named Miniver, will Audie save not only the day but also rescue President Taft’s kidnapped niece?


Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America's First Private Eye

By Samantha Seiple
Scholastic Press

  • October 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 10–14

From Samantha Seiple, the award-winning author of Ghosts in the Fog, comes "Lincoln’s Spymaster," the first book for young adults to tell the story of Allan Pinkerton, America’s first private eye and Abraham Lincoln’s most trusted spymaster. Seeing firsthand the value of Pinkerton’s service, Lincoln funded Pinkerton’s spy network, a precursor to the Secret Service. Pinkerton is known as the father of modern-day espionage.


The Kid Who Became President

By Dan Gutman
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • June 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8–12


Judson Moon returns as the President of the United States in this hilarious sequel to THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT -- updated just in time for the 2012 election!


Judson Moon returns as the President of the United States in this hilarious sequel to THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT -- updated just in time for the 2012 election!
My fellow Americans,

When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything.

Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!



The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

By James L. Swanson

  • October 2013
  • $18.99
  • 12 and Up

A breathtaking and dramatic account of the JFK assassination by the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Lincoln's Killer!

James Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad and terrifying events in American history. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic YA book, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, Swanson will deploy his signature "you are there" style—a riveting, ticking-clock pace, with an unprecedented eye for dramatic details and impeccable historical accuracy—to tell the story of the JFK assassination as it has never been told before.

The book is illustrated with archival photos, and has diagrams and extensive back matter.

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers

By Steve Sheinkin

  • January 2013
  • $16.99 (hardcover)
  • Ages 10-14

A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd--and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

By James L. Swanson
Scholastic Press

  • February 2009
  • $16.99 (hardcover; also available as an ebook)
  • Ages 12 and up

Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia. This story is true. All the characters are real and were alive during the great manhunt of April 1865. Their words are authentic and come from original sources: letters, manuscripts, trial transcripts, newspapers, government reports, pamphlets, books and other documents. What happened in Washington, D.C., that spring, and in the swamps and rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia during the next twelve days, is far too incredible to have been made up. So begins this fast-paced thriller that tells the story of the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and gives a day-by-day account of the wild chase to find this killer and his accomplices. Based on James Swanson's bestselling adult book MANHUNT: THE 12-DAY CHASE FOR LINCOLN'S KILLER, this young people's version is an accessible look at the assassination of a president, and shows readers Abraham Lincoln the man, the father, the husband, the friend, and how his death impacted those closest to him.