Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Five to Nine
An excursion by a president and a naturalist led to the protection of the American wilderness. Vivid illustrations, author’s note, and sources (7-10).
George Washington’s projects included the planning and building of a special house fit for the Presidents of the United States. Lighthearted watercolors. Author’s note and sources (6-10).
The words of Martin Luther King’s speech are interpreted in richly detailed oil illustrations (7-10).
A lively and humorous account of how Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson struggled for independence for America. Cartoonlike, expressive illustrations (8-10).
A mother, father, and their two children get up early to join the historic 1963 March on Washington and hear Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous speech. Watercolor and pencil illustrations (5-7).
Though slaves worked long hard hours building the White House, their wages went to their owners.