It’s Election Season! Here are some great picture books to explain the process to your kids.
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
This clever book shows that campaigning is sometimes more fun than actually being in charge.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish
This book explains the election process with Amelia’s trademark literal misinterpretations along the way.
America Votes: How Our President Is Elected by Linda Granfield
This thorough overview of America’s voting procedures guides us from the first primaries to the final count at the polls with great kid-friendly explanations and colorful illustrations.
Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler
This hilarious book is filled with inspiring and interesting anecdotes from when the presidents were children.
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
This book explains the electoral college system in a way that is simple to grasp for second- to third-graders.
Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton
This timely satire of American politics explores what it means for a third-party candidate in a two-party system.
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
This illustrated novel does an amazing job at breaking down the election process in a way that elementary schoolers can understand.
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
This book is told from the viewpoint of two dogs commenting on a local mayoral election. Their simple explanations cover everything from unfair lobbying to recounts.
One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth
With trademark Seussian rhymes, the Cat in the Hat introduces early readers to American elections.
OK, this is not a picture book, but Schoolhouse Rock can explain the electoral college system unlike anybody else through its great song, “I’m Gonna Send Your Vote to College.”