If you’re a history buff chances are your little ones have a proclivity for the same interests; and if so, you may want to expose them to some history on Lincoln as early as possible so you two can start having some great political and humanitarian conversations together. We suggest the following books to get the dialogue started:
Who Was Abraham Lincoln (Janet Pascal) is written for children ages 9-12 so you can use your judgment on whether it’s appropriate for your child and their level of reading. The book is 112 pages and includes over 100 black and white illustrations and maps for those visual learners out there. Reviewers have called this book “awesome” in regard to historical biographies.A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (David A. Adler, John Wallner, Alexandra Wallner) is for reading levels between the ages of 4-8 and is an easy-to-digest 26 pages and the School Library Journal states the book has “facts and personality” that are “expertly mixed in the small blocks of text” which does a good job of “covering character traits, family members, and large events without overburdening readers with too many facts.”Discover Abraham Lincoln: Storyteller, Lawyer, President (Patricia A. Pingry, Stephanie McFertridge Britt) is 32 pages intended for reading levels ages 4-8 and depicts one of America’s greatest men not only as the stellar President he was but also as a young boy who learned to use an axe at the age of eight and the father of four boys.
There are a lot more, of course; we suggest these three titles merely as a starting point to fuel your interest. There’s nothing like starting little ones on the road to enrichment through reading, and there are few subject matters as interesting as Abraham Lincoln.