Fall '20

Thomas Jefferson

Our 3rd President

From the Set The United States Presidents

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing Jefferson's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the third president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

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$35.64 $24.95
$57.07 $39.95
  • A Path to Glory
  • American Leader
  • In Command
  • A Second Term
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • The United States Government
  • Choosing the President
  • The White House
  • Presidential Perks
  • Facts
  • For More Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 973.4
Lexile 860
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503843950, 9781503848368
Copyright 2021, 2021
Number of Pages 48, 48
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5, 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from Children's Bookwatch on December 1, 2020

‘The United States Presidents’ is a new forty-four volume series from The Child’s World that individually showcases each American president from George Washinton to Donald J. Trump. This impressively informative series for young readers ages 8-12 chronicles the lives of our nation’s leaders, including some of the most famous figures in American history. Each individual 48 page biography tells the fascinating story of a single president, from childhood and early life to the presidency and beyond. Additional sections explain the branches of government, the Electoral College, the White House, and the various presidential perks. Exploring the lives and times of our presidents gives readers an inside look at the personalities, key developments, and important events that have shaped our nation’s history. Each volume features full color and historical photographs, detailed maps, informative sidebars, a phonetic glossary, as well as facts, presidential perks, sources for further research, and thematically relevant websites. Of special note is the inclusion information on the Electoral College, the White House, and the 3 branches of government. While each volume can be obtained individually ($39.95 List / $24.95 S/L), elementary school and community libraries are advised to acquire the entire set for the benefit of their students and young patrons ($1757.80 List / $1097.80).

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

Young readers learn about each president’s childhood, their introduction to politics, and time in office. Significant world events that occurred during the president’s tenure are highlighted in boldface to facilitate comprehension and provide historical context. Each title includes a time line, information on the branches of government and the election process, and a glossary. The role of the First Lady is discussed, featuring a page dedicated to her biography and official work. Fun anecdotes are included to humanize the presidents. For example, when Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard, he once rescued a set of false teeth. Above all, this series does not glorify the presidents. Their flaws and failures are mentioned as well as their successes. Andrew Jackson was known as the ’people’s president,’ but he was also a racist who terrorized Native Americans. Thomas Jefferson publicly disavowed slavery, but he enslaved Black people and directly profited from the institution of slavery. VERDICT The United States presidents get a fresh treatment in this fair and informative biography series. Readers will understand that no human is perfect, including the presidents.

Author: Elizabeth Sirimarco

Elizabeth Sirimarco, a Colorado-based writer and editor, has written more than fifty books for children on subjects ranging from Steven Spielberg to Thomas Jefferson, the Cold War to gypsies. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, she holds a degree in Italian language from Universita per Stranieri di Siena in, Tuscany, Italy, as well. She also writes under the names Hal Rogers and Elizabeth S. Budd. Elizabeth has been fortunate to collaborate with her husband, photographer David Budd, on several books for The Child's World. They live in Denver, Colorado's capital city, with Roger the cat and Sebastian the Rottweiler.