Preschool & Kindergarten Read Aloud Book List – History

I am anal about how I organize my information and I prefer lists I can check off. So I went to The Best Children’s Books website and browsed their recommendations for books based on subject and compiled them into a 1 page list I can just print and cross off : ) Check out their website for some great book recommendations!

Read-Aloud Book List for Preschool & Kindergarten – History

from The Best Children’s Books .org website

George Washington:

  • John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith
  • Big George by Ann Rockwell
  • George Did It by Suzanne Trip Jurmain
  • Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas
  • George vs. George by Rosalyn Schanzer
  • Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman
  • George Washington, Spymaster by Thomas B Allen

Abraham Lincoln:

  • Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by
  • A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden
  • Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner
  • Vinnie and Abraham by Dawn Fitzgerald
  • Abraham Lincoln by Amy Cohn
  • Abe’s Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport
  • Lincoln Shot by
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • Commander in Chief by Albert Marrin
  • The Lincolns by Candace Fleming

Theodore Roosevelt:

  • What to Do About Alice by Barbara Kerley
  • Teedie by Don Brown
  • You’re On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt by Judith St. George
  • The Great Adventure by Albert Marrin
  • Bully For You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz
  • The Remarkable Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt by Cheryl Harness

Benjamin Franklin:

  • Now and Ben by Gene Barretta
  • How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer
  • The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Cross Giblin
  • B. Franklin, Printer by David Adler
  • Ben Franklin’s Almanac by Candace Fleming

Thomas Jefferson:

  • Thomas Jefferson by Cheryl Harness
  • Thomas Jefferson by James Cross Giblin


  • Will You Sign Here, John Hancock by Jean Fritz
  • And Then What Happened Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
  • America the Beautiful by Robert Sabuda
  • Barn by Debby Atwell
  • America: The Making of a Nation by
  • Our 50 States by Lynne Cheney
  • The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
  • Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
  • The Little Man in the Map by

Other book lists I have posted for Preschool & Kindergarten:

Picture Books





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