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Abraham Lincoln for Kids

His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #23)

Janis Herbert


List Price: 16.95*
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2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award winner.
Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln’s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln’s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today’s world. Activities include delivering a speech, holding a debate, drawing political cartoons, and making a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. Lively sidebars, abundant photographs and illustrations, and fun projects help to kick the dust off old Honest Abe. Selections from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches and documents, as well as a resource section of websites to explore and sites to visit, are also included, making this a comprehensive Lincoln biography for young readers.

Praise For Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #23)

"Provides a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time."  —School Library Journal

"This original, informative, and entertaining book . . . should be required reading for every young person seeking a vivid introduction to Lincoln's life."  —Harold Holzer, cochairman, U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

"The lessons of Abraham Lincoln's life are as useful and important today as ever."  —Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator, Illinois

"The terrific reader-friendly text is packed with information."  —KLIATT

"An excellent children’s book."  —Kentucky Monthly

"Superior."  —Sunday Advocate

"Packed with excellent information as well as the hands-on projets that will make the information come alive."  —Charleston Post & Courier

"Easy-to-read…fascinating."  —Lincoln Journal Star

Chicago Review Press, 9781556526565, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

About the Author

Janis Herbert is the author of The American Revolution for Kids, The Civil War for Kids, Leonardo Da Vinci for Kids, Lewis and Clark for Kids, and Marco Polo for Kids. For more information about Janis Herbert and her books, visit