Saturday, July 08, 2006

Abraham Lincoln & the Gettysburg Address

Lately, we've been reading books about Abraham Lincoln. Here are some we've enjoyed:
  • Honest Abe by Kunhardt - the artwork is very unusual, and Alexandra really enjoyed looking at the illustrations
  • Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters & Nancy Carpenter
  • Abe Lincoln's Hat (Step Into Reading) by Martha Brenner - funny, true story about how Abe Lincoln kept important papers in his hat
  • A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler - one of our favorite series & favorite authors
  • Abraham Lincoln and Presidents' Day (Let's Celebrate) by Joanne Barkan
  • Abraham Lincoln: For the People (Discovery Biography) by Anne Colver - this book was quite a bit longer with 76 pages, but we enjoyed it so much that we read it in one setting! I will be checking out more from this series
  • Abraham Lincoln video by Nest Entertainment - we LOVE these!
  • The Gettysburg Address illustrated by Michael McCurdy. My daughter LOVES this speech! We've practiced reading it to each other. This has book has some really neat illustrations
  • The Story of The Gettysburg Address by Kenneth Richards - this is a longer book, but we enjoyed it so much that we read it straight through. It does go more into the battle & has at least 3 photos of some dead soldiers. It helped us understand WHY Abraham Lincoln gave this speech & how important, and deadly, this battle was
  • Duck for President by Doreen Cronin - this book isn't really about Abraham Lincoln, but on the last page there is a quote from the Gettysburg Address! We just happened to be reading this at the same time, and Alexandra was so excited to see it in this fun book!

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