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

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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
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  • googlypant
    googlypantTuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm44 stars
    This book is about the early lives of the presidents. It is also full of fun facts such as Ulysses S Grant loved riding on horseback. The presidents had very different childhoods. While Barack Obama was just finding his way through his new town, Ronald Reagan was saving people in Dixon,Illinois. I would definitely recommend this book.
    • horseluv
      horseluvSunday, July 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm33 stars
      This is a very cool educational book. It tells a lot of fun facts about the presidents when they were kids. My favorite president is Abe Lincoln. Ages 7+
      • annabeth123
        annabeth123Friday, June 26, 2015 at 6:00 am55 stars
        This book is great! It tells you that even our presidents were kids once. They still got bullied, and explored, and even took dance classes! This book is great for learning unknown facts about our Presidents.
        • jess1018
          jess1018Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:02 am33 stars
          Considering this is a non-fiction book, it is harder to review. So, let me just tell you why this book is a good read. It was short, buyt straight to the point. It acually puts out some really interesting stories an d facts bout ALL of our U.S presidents. Even if you aren't a non-fiction person (like me) you will still find some tall tales in theis book that are in fact true. I reccomend this book to anyone who would want to learn about our presidents from somewhere other than a huge wikipedia article (that arent always true) or a fat auto/bibliography.
          • spiderfire
            spiderfireTuesday, June 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm44 stars
            it always seems weird that important people (especially the american presidents) used to be little kids like everyone in the world and that they didn't have it easy
            • fairie
              fairieSunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm44 stars
              This book is very interesting. It helped me learn a lot about the presidents and their lives. Also a lot about history. My favorite president was Abe Lincoln.
              • lionel123
                lionel123Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:58 am55 stars
                I liked it a lot.It was very funny.I also did not know that the story when George Washington cut down a cherry tree was not real.
                • riyababy
                  riyababyWednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:34 am55 stars
                  This is a great book, I love the funny and true stories about each of the presidents life. I highly recommend you get this book its one you will keep forever
                  • gso44
                    gso44Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm55 stars
                    This book tells about interesting, and funny tales about presidents childhoods that you would nt know. I would recommend it to grades 2-5. Happy Reading!
                    • hullo
                      hulloSunday, June 7, 2015 at 5:47 am55 stars
                      As you can tell from the title this is a book about some US presidents as they where kids. Some of them were funny, others were sad, but they all were different unique. I love this book so much, it just draws me into it.

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