Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for the U.S. holiday officially called Washington’s Birthday and it’s celebrated on the third Monday of February each year. Presidents’ Day this year is right around the corner–Monday, February 18, 2019.
President’s Day honors and celebrates the life and achievements not only of George Washington, the first President of the United States, but it is also used to honor all past U.S. presidents, in particular Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson
And what better way to teach a child about the presidents than with some lively reading? Here’s a good historical fiction early reader book to help you do just that.
Buzzy and Thomas Move into the President’s House
By Vicki Tashman
It’s 1801 and life is good for Buzzy the dog. She lives with Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, but her life turns upside down when Thomas tells her that they’re moving to the President’s House. Buzzy doesn’t want to move. She’s afraid to leave the comfort of Monticello. What will she do?
“This is a great way to get children interested in history. Linking animals into historical figures lives makes it easy for children to see that famous people are just like them.” ~Amazon review
“Cheerfully illustrated in full color, Buzzy and Thomas Move Into the President’s House is a delightful account of the historically documented move of President Thomas Jefferson into the President’s house, accompanied by his dog, Buzzy, and his mockingbird pet, Dickie.” ~Children’s Bookwatch
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For more books on the presidents for kids, check out these popular titles. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon.