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I Voted : Making a Choice Makes a Difference

Every time you make a choice, you can say that you voted for it. This simple and lighthearted introduction to voting moves from making choices about food and fun to the steps and strategies involved in choosing a classroom pet. It then explains how those same principles apply when we choose and vote for leaders at the local, state, and national level.

   
I Voted : Making a Choice Makes a Difference

Mark Shulman
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 324.6 Shu)

Every time you make a choice, you can say that you voted for it. This simple and lighthearted introduction to voting moves from making choices about food and fun to the steps and strategies involved in choosing a classroom pet. It then explains how those same principles apply when we choose and vote for leaders at the local, state, and national level.


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Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best?

Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means.

   
Pizza and Taco: Who’s the Best?

Stephen Shaskan
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Pizza And Taco v. 1)

Best friends Pizza and Taco agree on nearly everything until Pizza declares himself the best of all, leading to debating, voting, competing, and finally defining what being the best really means.


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Pedro For President

Pedro and his friend Katie Woo are both running for class president. Pedro knows he can do great things for his class, if only he gets past that speech!

   
Pedro For President

Fran Manushkin
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Man)

Pedro and his friend Katie Woo are both running for class president. Pedro knows he can do great things for his class, if only he gets past that speech!


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Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

A civic-minded mouse with presidential ambitions, Woodrow for President follows Woodrow as he runs for president of the United Mice of America. Taking children on a journey from Woodrow’s schoolmouse days full of hard work and community service to his time as governor of Moussouri to his bid for president of the United Mice of America, Woodrow for President introduces children to campaigning, elections, volunteering, and more through this fun—and educational—story of one mouse’s dream to become the nation’s “Big Cheese.”

   
Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections

Peter W. Barnes
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bar)

A civic-minded mouse with presidential ambitions, Woodrow for President follows Woodrow as he runs for president of the United Mice of America. Taking children on a journey from Woodrow’s schoolmouse days full of hard work and community service to his time as governor of Moussouri to his bid for president of the United Mice of America, Woodrow for President introduces children to campaigning, elections, volunteering, and more through this fun—and educational—story of one mouse’s dream to become the nation’s “Big Cheese.”


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Granddaddy’s Gift

When her grandfather registers to vote while living in segregated Mississippi, an African American girl begins to understand why he insists that she attend school.

   
Granddaddy’s Gift

Margaree King Mitchell
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mi)

When her grandfather registers to vote while living in segregated Mississippi, an African American girl begins to understand why he insists that she attend school.


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Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote

When Amelia Bedelia runs into her principal, Mr. K., and plants the idea that students should vote on the rules, he decides that her class should be the first to come up with new ideas for running the school.

   
Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote

Herman Parish
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Par)

When Amelia Bedelia runs into her principal, Mr. K., and plants the idea that students should vote on the rules, he decides that her class should be the first to come up with new ideas for running the school.


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President Squid

You might not expect a hot-pink squid to be a likely candidate for president, especially since this squid seems to possess very few qualifications for governance. Sure, he wears a tie, has a huge house, and does a lot of bossy talking, but even young readers—and certainly Squid's undersea neighbors—recognize that these are not very good reasons to elect a person (or cephalopod) president. But when he puts all his effort (and all his legs) into doing a good deed for a stranger, he learns that "helping people . . . is very presidential."

   
President Squid

Aaron Reynolds
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rey)

You might not expect a hot-pink squid to be a likely candidate for president, especially since this squid seems to possess very few qualifications for governance. Sure, he wears a tie, has a huge house, and does a lot of bossy talking, but even young readers—and certainly Squid's undersea neighbors—recognize that these are not very good reasons to elect a person (or cephalopod) president. But when he puts all his effort (and all his legs) into doing a good deed for a stranger, he learns that "helping people . . . is very presidential."


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The President of the Jungle

Lion is king of the jungle, but the power has gone to his mane. He's rerouted the river so it fills up his new swimming pool, and the other animals are not happy. In fact, they decide they don't want a king at all—they want to vote for a president.

   
The President of the Jungle

André Rodrigues
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rod)

Lion is king of the jungle, but the power has gone to his mane. He's rerouted the river so it fills up his new swimming pool, and the other animals are not happy. In fact, they decide they don't want a king at all—they want to vote for a president.


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Duck for President

When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.

   
Duck for President

Doreen Cronin
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Cro)

When Duck gets tired of working for Farmer Brown, his political ambition eventually leads to his being elected President.


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Vote For Me!

Donkey and Elephant will stop at nothing to win readers' votes. Their tactics include smarmy compliments ("YOU with the great hair and that dazzling smile"), shameless self-flattery ("How can you NOT vote for someone as adorable as me?"), and even bribes of candy and peanuts. The campaign soon degenerates, and insults such as "BOOGER-BREATH," and "SMELLYPANTS" are flung, along with mud. The candidates apologize to each other, but both are shocked when there’s a twist ending!

   
Vote For Me!

Ben Clanton
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Cla)

Donkey and Elephant will stop at nothing to win readers' votes. Their tactics include smarmy compliments ("YOU with the great hair and that dazzling smile"), shameless self-flattery ("How can you NOT vote for someone as adorable as me?"), and even bribes of candy and peanuts. The campaign soon degenerates, and insults such as "BOOGER-BREATH," and "SMELLYPANTS" are flung, along with mud. The candidates apologize to each other, but both are shocked when there’s a twist ending!


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