Voting and Government

Disclosure: Macmillan Publishing sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Can you believe the midterm election is next week? Now I am not one to discuss politics, but I think it is important for our kids to understand the government and how each adult citizen has a say in it. I was very excited when I got this book that is being reissued. The original book is by Eleanor Roosevelt. Michelle Markel has taken her book and modernized it a bit. The book is When You Grow Up to Vote by Eleanor Roosevelt with Michelle Markel and illustrated by Grace Lin. 

This book begins by talking about some public jobs like firefighters, policemen and garbage men. Then it starts at the city level and goes through the government. The book shares so much information about our government at the various levels and why voting is important. 

The book is written at a level for kids to understand and read. It is suggested for ages 6 to 12, and is written so the 6-year-old can read it him or herself. I love how the book shares the public workers and how their jobs relate to the government. 

While checking out this book (it is a must check out), be sure to also check out these fun lessons and posts.

1) 12 Election Books for Little Kids from A Dab of Glue Will Do

2) Election Day Emergent Reader from A Dab of Glue Will Do

3) A Mock Election for Little Learners from a Dab of Glue Will Do

4) Then for adults: 11 Signs Your Political Party Is Your Cult from Organized 31