Friday, October 12, 2012

“My best friend if a person who will give me a book I have not read.” Abraham Lincoln

Pictures are worth a thousand words. On November 16, Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated movie, “Lincoln” will be released. This is the perfect opportunity to entice your children to read some amazing book about Lincoln. This pre election season puts us in the right mind set to meet some of my favorites books about this amazing personality,
~ Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship, Russell Freedman
~ Lincoln: A Photobiography, Russell Freedman
~ A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, Candace Fleming

Good biography allows us to eavesdrop on the lives of others; travel to new places; and learn about the past. Illustrated biographies tap into a child’s inquisitiveness and showcase information that could easily be in an encyclopedia (but how enjoyable is it to read an encyclopedia?)

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