20 Fun Books to Teach Kids About the Importance of Voting

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Whenever big events are happening in the world, our kids catch on more than we think. With midterm elections approaching, our children are likely aware something is happening. While, obviously, your little ones are too young to vote, it’s never too early to start teaching them the importance of making your voice heard. Feed their curiosity and help them learn more about elections and voting.

Politics isn’t the easiest message to relay to kids (seriously, where to begin?), but thankfully there are a number of books you can turn to for help. These voting-themed books make the topic more approachable (and fun) for both you and your kids.

Here are 20 books about voting and elections to add to your at-home library as Election Day approaches.

future president
Bookshop.org | Lori Alexander

Future President

We know your little one has your vote! In this book by Lori Alexander, you and your baby can learn about all the ways 'Baby' already has what it takes to become president, as well as learn about some presidential facts to inspire curiosity for the young mind.

Amazon | Ruth Spiro

Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy!

From the Baby Loves series comes this easy-to-understand introduction to political science where your little one will learn all about democracy.

Amazon | Kelly DiPucchio

Grace for President

After learning in school that The United States has never had a female president, Grace sets out determined to carry the title for herself. If your little one is a true trailblazer, this is a book you'll want to get your hands on.

Amazon | Nancy Lambert

Go Vote, Baby!

This book is a fun and thought-provoking option for toddlers. Throughout the story, they will have the option to "vote" for everyday preference, all while learning the importance of making impactful decisions.

future prez
Bookshop.org | Andrea Beaty

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

When Abuelo gets hurt at a landfill while walking Sofia to school, she comes up with an idea. She wants to replace the landfill with a beautiful park for her community. Read along as she learns about taking a stand, making impactful changes, and advocating for herself and her community.

Amazon | Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia's First Vote

Learning with a touch of nostalgia, anyone? In this book, the beloved Amelia Bedelia experiences her first school Election Day.

Amazon | Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Max for President

Max and Kelly go head-to-head for class President in this suspenseful children's book. Along with learning a bit about elections, your little one will also get a great example of good sportsmanship.

Amazon | Ruby Shamir

What's the Big Deal About Elections

We love all of the fun facts and historical trivia to be found in this book by Ruby Shamir. Your little ones will learn about the history of voting and our government.

kid voting books
Pyramid Books | Catherine Stier

If I Ran for President

In this book by Catherine Stier, your little ones will learn about the ins and outs, as well as the rewards and challenges of starring in their own presidential campaign.

Amazon | Margaret McNamara

Vote for Our Future

This children's book starring the students of Stanton Elementary School teaches the importance of voting and elections, and explains how young Americans can find and vocalize their beliefs.

a kids book about voting
A Kid's Book About | Next Up

A Kid's Book About Voting

Recommended for ages 7+, this book is a great read for growing kids as it takes a peek into the history of voting, its historical influence, and how exactly it works.

Amazon | Bonnie Worth

One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote

When 'The Cat in the Hat' takes a look at the who, how, and why's of voting, it becomes a fun learning experience.

Amazon | Marsha Blackburn and Mary Morgan Ketchel

Camilla Can Vote: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

Marsha Blackburn, the first woman elected US Senator from her state, and her daughter Mary Morgan Ketchel team up in this celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Suffrage Movement.

Amazon | Mark Shulman

I Voted

Follow along as a young learner makes all sorts of decisions, big and small, while learning about voting.

curious George votes
Bookshop.org | H. A. Rey

Curious George Votes

What better way to spark our childrens' curiosity on voting than with their favorite monkey? Read along as George gets to cast his vote for school mascot.

v is for voting
Amazon | Kate Farrell

V is for Voting

This ABC book is a great first introduction into voting, social justice, and voter and civil rights.

the president of the jungle
Amazon | André Rodrigues, Larissa Ribeiro, and Pedro Markun

The President of the Jungle

When the animals of the jungle are no longer happy with their selfish leader, the lion, they vow to make a change. Several other animals campaign, debate, and rally for the title of King, or President, of the Jungle.

equality's call
Amazon | Deborah Diesen

Equality's Call

Equality's Call is a necessary look into the history of voting in America and the inequalities we've previously had to overcome as a society and the ones we are still working towards.

Lillian's right to vote
Amazon | Jonah Winter

Lillian's Right to Vote

As a 100-year-old woman from Alabama makes her way up a steep hill to her county courthouse to cast her vote, she reflects on her personal memories as well as the perseverance of those throughout history who have exercised their right to vote.

the night before Election Day
Amazon | Natasha Wing

The Night Before Election Day

"'Twas the night before Election Day!" This fun children's story explains all of the exciting things a young girl gets to experience and learn before the upcoming Election Day. Oh, and it includes stickers!

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