Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents (Kid Legends)

Book 1 of 6 in the Kids Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 5 - 10n/a6.518569

Hilarious childhood biographies and full-color illustrations show how George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and other presidents-to-be faced kid-sized problems growing up in America.

Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements—before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on October 28, 2014 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594747318
ISBN-13: 9781594747311
92 Book Reviews
  • guineapigglegrl
    guineapigglegrl8 months55 stars
    Okay, I cannot write this review in every book page, but I LOVE this series! It's so funny and entertaining, and teaches you a lot while you enjoy reading it.
    • angelprincess5
      angelprincess5over 2 years55 stars
      I love this book. It is funny as well as intresting.
      • kruzingwithk9s
        kruzingwithk9sover 2 years55 stars
        Yes, while some presidents seem old, they were all kids at one point. And they all have a story, and some have interesting facts too! Did you know that Jimmy Carter loved arrowheads? Or that Ronald Reagan was very nearsighted, but it cleared up when he picked up a pair of his moms glasses and put them on? James K. Polk had learned to ride a horse before he could walk! Franklin D. Roosevelt had a mother that just wouldn't give him some space. And Herbert Hoover once ate nothing but PEARS for two whole days!! He got so sick that he refused to eat another pear for more then thirty years! This book is really good, it doesn't give you a chapter on every president, but it has a lot of info!
        • jikolysyri
          jikolysyriabout 4 years
          The book id very funny, if you read it you will see what I mean. One president is near blind, he put on his mom's glasses. You should see his face, I laughed my head off. It is very funny.
          • jb_penguin12
            jb_penguin12about 5 years55 stars
            I won this book from the Summer Reading Program and I really enjoyed it. I'm not really into nonfiction books, but I really enjoyed this one. I was reading this book and after every chapter I said I would take a break but I never put it down. I really enjoyed learning how similar my everyday life is to all these presidents when they were kids. I really hope I can continue reading this series because I enjoyed this book a lot.
            • dstabler
              dstablerabout 6 years
              Great to see so many thoughtful reviews of Kid Presidents on this page. Please keep them coming. If you liked Kid Presidents, and you like sports, please check out my new book Kid Athletes as well.
              • inventor60
                inventor60over 6 years55 stars
                I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to not just kids but also adults. The book explores the childhood of few of the very famous presidents that the United states has ever had. It is expresses the idea that us children can some day be a president like them, for our childhood aren't very different.
                • catface173
                  catface173over 6 years33 stars
                  This book is good. Could be better though. I L - I - k - e - d this book. I know I say that about every book
                  • vivi10
                    vivi10over 6 years
                    Iv read this book this is kind of interisting i think you should who knows you might actually become a president and the funny part some of these kids in this books look realy wierd kind of reminds me of the book called the kid who became president
                    • caskoc
                      caskocover 6 years
                      Everyone makes this sound good
                    • lulubob
                      lulubobover 6 years55 stars
                      Kid presidents is a great book with hilarious stories and fun facts. Two of my favorite stories are about Franklin D. Roosevelt and his mother and another one about John F. Kennedy and his brother. If you like history or are having trouble with it this book makes it really fun. I hope you like the book as much as I did!