President's Day

The original version of this American holiday was in commemoration of George Washington's birthday in 1796. By the early 19th century, Washington's Birthday had taken firm root in America as a bona fide national
holiday.
The first formal observance of Lincoln's birthday took place in 1865, when both houses of Congress gathered for a memorial address. While Lincoln's Birthday did not become a federal holiday like George Washington's, it did become a legal holiday in several states.
In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.
Go to the Biographies Feature page to find features full of book reviews about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and several of the other Presidents of the United States.

Eyewitness: Presidents

Eyewitness: Presidents

James Barber
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 10 and up
Dorling Kindersley, 2008   ISBN: 978-0756649449
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Presidential Pets

Presidential Pets

Julia Moberg
Illustrator:  Jeff Albrecht Studios 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2012   ISBN: 978-1936140794
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What Presidents Are Made Of

What Presidents Are Made Of

Hancock Piven
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2012   ISBN: 978-1442444331
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Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama (Mcswe

Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama (Mcswe

Edited by Jory John
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
McSweeney's, 2009   ISBN: 978-1934781579
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If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House

If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House

Jane O'connor
Illustrator:  Gary Hovland 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689868634
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Our White House: Looking in looking out

Our White House: Looking in looking out

Created by 108 Renowned Authors and
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Candlewick, 2008   ISBN: 978-0763620677
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I Grew Up to Be President

I Grew Up to Be President

Laurie Calkhoven
Illustrator:  Rebecca Zomchek 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Scholastic , 2011   ISBN: 0545331528
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The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents

The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents

Todd Davis, Marc Frey
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Running Press Kids, 2009   ISBN: 978-0762433377
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Ghosts of the White House

Ghosts of the White House

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 0689848927
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The White House: An Illustrated History

The White House: An Illustrated History

Catherine O'Neill Grace
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
Scholastic , 2003   ISBN: 0439429714
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