As y’all know, we are avid readers here at the Hill House! Today I’m sharing our favorite books about George Washington.
I love it when my kids and I can learn about history by reading biographies. It’s such a neat way to get a feel for a certain time period.
Make sure you reserve these books at your library when working through a George Washington or Early America Unit Study!
Favorite Books About George Washington
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I have read each of these books with my children at various times, so they are Mama approved!
Who Was George Washington? by Roberta Edwards
The ‘Who Was … ?’ series is an all-time favorite of mine. These biographies are just perfect for the Kindergarten – 4th Grade crowd. It’s just the right amount of information with illustrations scattered throughout.
George Washington by Cheryl Harness
Gorgeous illustrations and marvelous text in true Cheryl Harness style! I always look for a Harness book when planning a unit study.
She’s a favorite!
George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy
I really like the Step into Reading books, and this one is no exception. This is a fabulous TRUE story about General Washington finding a lost dog on the battlefield.
We own this book and read it over and over!
A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler
This picture book has nice illustrations, and is just right for your lower elementary age readers.
The text is simple enough for young readers to understand, yet is packed with information about Washington’s life.
George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President by Justine and Ron Fontes
Often times, the DK books are a bit busy for my children. However, this series of DK Readers, Level 3 are just the perfect blend of fabulous photography and text my children can read and understand.
This DK book about George Washington is an excellent biography, which I assigned to my 9-year-old for independent reading. However, it also works great for a read aloud if your kiddos are younger.
George Washington for Kids Activity Book by Brandon Marie Miller
My children and I love this book for finding hands-on activities to learn about the time when Washington lived.
In addition to finding activities, the book contains lots of historical information in an easy-to-read format.
Activities include rolling a beeswax candle, playing an old-fashioned card game, making a compass, and more!
Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner
Landmark Books is another series of biographies that are a staple in our home. They are also just right for 1st-4th graders, giving just enough information without being overwhelming.
I used this book as a read aloud, but it could be independent reading for probably 3rd graders and up.
George Washington by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire
No book list is complete without a book by D’Aulaire! I’ve yet to find a D’Aulaire book that my children and I don’t adore. This biography about George Washington is no exception.
Although it probably needs to be read in two different sittings due to length, it is a fascinating look at Washington’s life. The text is at a just right level for my elementary age kiddos and the pictures add an endearing quality.
This a must read on our home library shelf!
MORE George Washington Books for Kids
Here are even more George Washington books for you and your kiddos to browse through!
George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz
George Washington—A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin
George Washington’s Teeth by Debra Chandra and Madeline Comora
National Geographic Readers: George Washington by Caroline Crossin Gilpin
Take the Lead, George Washington by Judith St. George
When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynne Cheney
DK Biography: George Washington by Lenny Hort (we love this series of biographies!)
The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade
George Washington: Our First Leader by Augusta Stevenson (another great biographical series!)
Don’t miss this George Washington Worksheet Packet!
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Yep, I think we’ve read all of these over the years! The one about what GW had for breakfast was a favorite, and we tried to read many of Jean Fritz’s books. The D’Aulaire books were also so well done. But like you, I think reading as many as you can over the years is best. Great list!
Hey Janine! Yes, there are lots of little gems in this list that continue to be good reads even into the older elementary years and early middle school years.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Ooh! Glad to find these George Washington book recommendations! I’m adding the Activity Book to our wishlist-looks amazing 🙂 (Found this through the Practical Ideas for Homeschool Moms link-up)
Hey Amy! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. 🙂
We did several of the activities from the GW book, but my kids’ favorite was the beeswax candle. So fun!