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The Next President: The Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents (Presidents Book for Kids; History of United St
Children's - 3rd-6th Grade, Age 8-11 
48 p. ; 
Retail $18.99

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ISBN 9781452174884
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Messner approaches the presidency with an air of wonder. It's as if she wonders aloud: ""When this person was president, this future president was doing such and such."" Realistic illustrations capture the whimsy, seriousness, and emotion that every human can identify with. And in so doing, the text and art create pictures of normal people that young readers can identify with, and perhaps even aspire to be like. Intensely creative, layered, and inspiring.
Publisher Summary
An inspiring and informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents.

Who will be the NEXT president? Could it be you? When George Washington became the first president of the United States, there were nine future presidents already alive in America, doing things like practicing law or studying medicine.

When JFK became the thirty-fifth president, there were 10 future presidents already alive in America, doing things like hosting TV shows and learning the saxophone.

And right now--today!--there are at least 10 future presidents alive in America. They could be playing basketball, like Barack Obama, or helping in the garden, like Dwight D. Eisenhower. They could be solving math problems or reading books. They could be making art--or already making change.

- A breezy, kid-friendly survey of American history and American presidents

- Great for teachers, librarians, and other educators

- Kate Messner's nonfiction picture books have been lauded by critics and received a variety of awards.

For young readers and students who loved The New Big Book of Presidents, Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, and Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents.

A helpful addition to curriculums of 5th- to 8th-grade students studying U.S. History and civics and the federal government.

- For readers ages 8-12

- U.S. history for kids

- Students, librarians, teachers

- 5th-8th-grade kids

From award-winning author Kate Messner and New York Times bestselling artist Adam Rex comes a timely and compelling compendium about the U.S. presidents--before they were presidents.

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books and novels, including Nothing Rhymes with Orange and the New York Times bestseller Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. He has worked with the likes of Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Jeff Kinney, and Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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