So You Want to Be President: Judith St. George

So You Want to Be President

Author: Judith St. George
Illustrator: David Small
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Year: 2000
Brief Summary: Children learn interesting and fun facts/trivia about past presidents (from George Washington to Bill Clinton).

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

  • Unit on presidents — surprising/fun facts
  • Make a chart about the advantages and disadvantages of being a president…can you think of other ones that the author didn’t mention?
  • How many of you think you might want to be president?  If not, what do you want to be when you grow up?  What do you do in that occupation?  What do you think you’ll need to do to prepare for that role?  Write about your dream job.

Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Social studies: occupations, presidents
  • Text-to-self connections

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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