Preschool Storytime Ideas
Even preschoolers can identify the President of the U.S., and can enjoy hearing stories featuring the President. This theme is especially good for older children, too, such as Kindergarten through third grade. For an art project, make simple crayon rubbings of the faces of Presidents on U.S. coins. Or, make a stovepipe Abe Lincoln hat.
Brown, Marc. ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT. Arthur wins an essay contest and is invited to the White House to recite his essay from memory. Luckily, D.W. is there it give him a hand!
Cronin, Doreen. DUCK FOR PRESIDENT. Tired of doing chores, Duck runs to replace Farmer Brown, then the governor, then President. A story that proves the saying “every vote counts.”
DiPucchio, Kelly S. GRACE FOR PRESIDENT. Grace decides to run for school president after she hears there has never been a female U.S. President.
Feiffer, Kate. PRESIDENT PENNYBAKER. Luke runs for President with his dog as his Vice President, and wins!
Grimes, Nikki. BARACK OBAMA: SON OF PROMISE, CHILD OF HOPE. A simple biography of President Obama, illustrated with dramatic full color paintings.
Krosoczka, Jarrett. MAX FOR PRESIDENT. Max and Kelly both run for class president, and figure out a way that no one is a “loser.”
Parish, Herman. AMELIA BEDELIA’S FIRST VOTE. In this picture book featuring a very young Amelia Bedelia, her class at school votes on which school rule they would like to add. Children will identify with the voting and election depicted in the story – try letting children vote on a library rule change!
Smith, Lane. MADAM PRESIDENT. A little girl imagines what it would be like to be President.
Walton, Rick. MR. PRESIDENT GOES TO SCHOOL. A stressed out President escapes the White House and goes back to the carefree days of Kindergarten.