If I Ran for President
by Catherine Stier and Lynne Avril


If I Ran for President is a step above the usual election books, both in content and entertainment value.  In the book, six children take turns explaining the election process as if they were running for president--discussing their decision to run, campaigning, primaries and conventions, debating, being interviewed, meeting the public, voting, and being sworn in on Inauguration Day.

Author Catherine Stier does a good job of explaining election details, both in an introductory note about electoral votes and in the text itself.

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Grade 1-3
Grade Level Equivalent:  6.3
Lexile Measure:  910L

Below are sample spreads from inside this book.  Cute illustrations and text that really speaks to children!




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