Wednesday, October 19, 2016

School Age Storytime: Elections and Voting


Amelia Bedelia’s First VoteAmelia Bedelia makes her usual word misunderstandings as she learns about voting from a class referendum

Action Song: V.O.T.E. (used our bodies to shape the letters, tune R.E.A.D. by Linda Arnold)

“V.O.T.E. – using our vote is good for you and me
V.O.T.E. – we do it in our democracy!”


Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier (used the pictures to talk about voting next Tuesday, how we are a democracy which means we vote for our leaders, how women and people of color weren’t allowed to vote, how they can accompany their parents to vote next week.)


Duck for President by Doreen Cronin – a lighter moment


Singable Book: This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie (Looked at pictures together and shared US map as to what was where.)


Bedm 11/18


2016 -- with an emphasis on the long haul to get voting rights for women



Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport (1st –3rd Grade) Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone (Kdg)

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This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie J782.42 GUT (sang two verses between each book)

 Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight by Kathleen Krull

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Duck for President – Doreen Cronin (Kdg) or President Squid by Aaron Reynolds (1st-3rd)Image result

If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier – six kids describe the election process and imagine themselves as the candidate.

Bedm. 10/16





More possibilities:

  • So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George 973..099 STG (also DVD 352.2370973 SOYO) 
  • Madam President by  Lane Smith
  • Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish
  • My Teacher for President by Kay Winters
  • Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio

Display/Booktalk books Women’s Suffrage:

  • I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote – JuvBiog Morris
  • Why Couldn’t Susan B. Anthony Vote? And Other Questions About Women’s Suffrage by Mary Kay Carson
  • Miss Paul and the President: the Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote by Dean Robbins (JuvBiog Paul)
  • Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff
  • The Ballot Box Battle by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Mama Went to Jail for the Vote by Kathleen Karr
  • Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina
  • Ballots for Belva by Sudipta Bardan-Quallen
  • A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull by Kathleen Krull

Black Voting Rights:

  • Granddaddy’s Gift by Margaree King Mitchell
  • Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter

Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates by Carol Simon Levin (not a picture book, but fun factoids to share + coloring pages)




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