Get Out the Vote: A Reading List for Kids

Are you looking for a way to talk to your children about elections and the importance of voting?  Try one of these highly acclaimed picture books that combine fun stories with educational facts.

splat-the-cat-for-presidentSplat the Cat for President by J.E. Bright

After Splat’s elected student-body president, he tries to please everyone and makes promises he can’t keep.





vote-for-meVote for Me! by Ben Clanton

A satire of American politics finds a donkey and an elephant resorting to just about anything to garner votes, and after all the mud-slinging is done and the votes are tallied, they are both quite surprised by the results.





monster-needs-your-voteMonster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak

Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster’s newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in.



grace-for-presidentGrace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.






if-i-ran-for-presidentIf I Ran for President by Catherine Stier

Six children take turns explaining the election process as if they were running for president, discussing their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting, and being sworn in on Inauguration Day.




today-on-election-dayToday on Election Day by Catherine Stier
J324.6 STIER

The school gym is a polling place and Bailey, Ren, David, Meg, Aiden, and Isabella know all about Election Day and voting! A fictional story featuring helpful nonfiction information about elections.





one-vote-two-votesOne Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth
324.65 WORTH

In simple rhyme, the Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting—with a focus on the American presidency! Learn the basic principles of democracy, how political parties are formed, why Election Day is held in early November, and much, much more!





Happy reading!

—Katie, Adult Reference