Presidential Podium Video Challenge

Some Cool Information to Help You Make a Great Video

The Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources has put together a lot of information about Presidents including:

Presidential Bibliography

Books with an * are available at the Young Readers Center. Come visit us Monday – Saturday between 9 AM – 4:30 PM in the Jefferson Building!

Bausum, Ann. Our Country's Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, From George Washington to Barack Obama. National Geographic Children's Books, 2013. (Grade 4-7)*

Bow, James. What is the Executive Branch? Crabtree Publishing Company, 2013. (Grade 4-8)*

Brower, Kate Andersen. The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Harper, 2015. (Grade 10+)

Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty for President. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. (Grade 2-5)*

Burns, Ken, illus. Gerald Kelly. Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2016. (Grade 5-9)*

Duignan, Brian. The Executive Branch of the Federal Government: Purpose, Process, and People. Britannica Educational Publishing, 2009. (Grade 9-12)

Gibbs, Nancy & Michael Duffy. The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity. Simon & Schuster, 2012. (Grade 10+)

Jennings, Ken. Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides: U.S. Presidents. Little Simon, 2014. (Grade 3-5)*

Krull, Kathleen. Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, 2011. (Grade 4-8)*

Pious, Richard M., The Presidency of the United States: A Student Companion. Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. (Grade 7-12)

Rubel, David. Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times. Scholastic, 2009. (Grade 3-7)

Singer, Marilyn, illus. John Hendrix. Rutherford B., Who Was He?: Poems About Our Presidents. Disney*Hyperion, 2013. (Grade K-3)*

Stier, Catherine, illus. Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan. If I Were President. Albert Whitman & Company, 1999. (Grade K-3)*

Thimmesh, Catherine. Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics. Houghton Mifflin,2004.(Grade1-4)*

Townsend, Michael. Where Do Presidents Come From? And Other Presidential Stuff of Super Great Importance. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012. (Grade 3-7)*

Winston, Sherri. President of the Whole Sixth Grade. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015. (Grade 3- 7)*

By participating you agree that the Library of Congress can show your video on its premises, including the Young Readers Center, and post it on its website at read.gov.

What to do:

(see full instructions under Kids page)

  • Record your presidential remarks
  • Upload to YouTube
  • Email the link to yrc@loc.gov
  • Submit by February 15, 2017

Make Your Own Presidential Podium

Download the official YRC Presidential Podium Seal

Contact the Young Readers Center

202-707-1950 | yrc@loc.gov

Young Readers Center
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