Get Out and Vote! Picture Books

Use these picture books to help guide your conversations about voting with little ones at home!

Vote for our future!

Margaret McNamara

jE Mcnamara
Picture Books

The students of Stanton Elementary School, which is a polling place, find out all they can about voting and then encourage everyone in their neighborhoods to cast their ballots. Creative nonfiction picture book: includes additional facts and historical details.

Lillian's right to vote : a celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Jonah Winter

jE Winter
Picture Books

As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.

Vote for me!

Ben Clanton

jE Clanton
Picture Books

"Hey, you! Yes, you with the dazzling smile! The donkey wants your vote. So does the elephant. And each will do just about anything to win your support. Brag? Sure! Flatter? Absolutely! Exaggerate, name-call, make silly promises and generally act childish? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Soon, the tension mounts, and these two quarrelsome candidates resort to slinging mud (literally) and flinging insults. And what happens when the election results are in? Well, let's just say the donkey and the elephant are in for a little surprise --- and a certain bewhiskered, third-party candidate is in for a first term." --Amazon summary

Let's celebrate election day

Barbara DeRubertis

j324.6 DeRubertis
Picture Books

Explores the history of voting in the United States and explains why voting is so important.


Eileen Christelow

j324.6 Christelow
Picture Books

Using a campaign for mayor as an example, shows the steps involved in an election, from the candidate's speeches and rallies, to the voting booth where every vote counts, to the announcement of the winner.

A vote is a powerful thing

Catherine Stier

Picture Books

Callie learns a lot about voting as her family gets involved in local and national elections and she campaigns to have the local wilderness park chosen for her class field trip.

Everyone gets a say

Jill Twiss

Picture Books

"Pudding the snail and his friends can't seem to agree on anything. Whatever Jitterbug the chipmunk wants, Geezer the goose does not. Whatever Toast the butterfly wants, Duffles and Nudge the otters are absolutely against. And if somehow Toast and Duffles and Jitterbug and Nudge all agree on something, then Geezer is not having it. So when Toast suggests they need a leader, the friends try to figure out the best way to pick someone to be in charge. Should that someone be the fastest? The fluffiest? The squishiest? Or can Pudding show his friends that there just might be a way where everyone gets a say? In this follow-up to The Someone New, Jill Twiss and EG Keller cleverly underscore the importance of speaking up and using your voice." --

The president of the jungle

André (Graphic designer) Rodrigues

jE Rodrigue
Picture Books

"Unhappy with Lion, the king of the jungle, the animals hold an election to choose a new leader"--

Pedro for president

Fran Manushkin

jREADER Manushki Fran
Early Readers

Pedro runs for class president against his friend Katie Woo.

Equality's call : the story of voting rights in America

Deborah Diesen

j324.6 Diesen
Picture Books

"A powerful look at the evolution of voting rights in the United States, from our nation's founding to the present day"--

Monster needs your vote

Paul Czajak

jE Czajak
Picture Books

"Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster's newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in"--

Froggy for president!

Jonathan London

jE London
Picture Books

Both Froggy and Frogilina are running for class president, and both have compelling platforms--but which candidate will voters choose?

One vote, two votes, I vote, you vote

Bonnie Worth

j324.6 Worth
Picture Books

"Introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting--with a focus on the American presidency. Learn the basic principles of democracy, how political parties are formed, why Election Day is held in early November, and much, much more"

What is an election?

Caryn Jenner

j324.6 Jenner
Picture Books

Readers will learn about where and how democracy began and how it has developed over the years.

Amelia Bedelia's first vote

Herman Parish

jE Parish
Picture Books

When Amelia Bedelia runs into her principal, Mr. K., and plants the idea that students should vote on the rules, he decides that her class should be the first to come up with new ideas for running the school.

Grace for president

Kelly S DiPucchio

jE DiPucchio
Picture Books

When Grace discovers that there has never been a female U.S. president, she decides to run for school president.

Becoming president

Michael Rajczak

j352.23 Rajczak
Picture Books

"Becoming one of the most powerful leaders in the world is enticing, but the path to US president is a difficult one. The campaign may be years long, and financing is complicated. While running for student council president or other major student leadership position may not cost as much, preparation for the job can also be daunting. This book not only introduces readers to the process of becoming the US president, but also guides them through their own campaign."--