Books Children Non Fiction

President Lincoln From Log Cabin to White House by Demi

I love this version of Abraham Lincoln’s life because it contains quotes and other information not usually found in books for kids.

President Lincoln From Log Cabin to White House

President Lincoln From Log Cabin to White House by Demi

From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. Leading America through the momentous events of the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the abolition of slavery, the story of “Honest Abe” is one that all children should know. Now award-winning author and illustrator, Demi, recounts Lincoln s incredible life story of courage, wisdom, and compassion as only she can. Filled with stunning illustrations, this book contains an appendix of fascinating facts and famous quotes from Lincoln s life, as well as a timeline and map. President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House is not only a powerful teaching tool, but an entertaining and age-appropriate introduction to a man who has become one of the most influential and admired presidents of the United States.”

For readers who need more information (I’ve been known to fact check non fiction books I read), this book will satisfy! There are his quotes:

“God bless my mother. All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to her. ”

“Cruelty to animals is wrong. An ant’s life is to it, as sweet as ours to us.”

“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong”


There are illustrations, there are facts (did you know he is listed in the Wrestling Hall of Fame?), there’s a map (gotta have a map!), and there’s the Gettysburg Address (am I the only kid who memorized it?), there are dates.  There is so much to do with this book. It would take a week’s  to study it fully in a classroom. But HEY why not?

Tomorrow is Lincoln’s birthday although it is officially celebrated on the 15th of February as part of President’s Day. That means two days of cake!








Indy Writes Books Celebrates Literacy

Anthologies are great books for several reasons:

  • quick reads on your lunch break
  • exposure to a variety authors
  • curated for best selection

That’s why Indy Writes Books is a great anthology but for one more reason

Indy Writes Books Celebrates Literacy

Proceeds from the sale of Indy Writes Books go to adult literacy programs in Indiana.  How great is that??

Absofreakin fantastic, that’s how great!

It’s a win win win win solution: books for literacy! Who knew the people of Indiana had such great writers? Inside this anthology are short stories (including an essay on Black Like Me) and poems.

This is going to be my go to lunch time read for quite some time; great on those days when you want to read but don’t have much time.

Go Indy!

p.s. John Green is from Indy(ana) right?