These books for kids and grownups celebrate our nation's presidents.
The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents: Fascinating Facts About Each and Every President (RP Kids) by Marc Frey and Todd Davis offers children lively portraits in words and pictures, plus a U.S. history time line.
Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home (St. Martin's) by Philip Levy recounts the often surprising archeological excavation of the first home of our first president.
Words From the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents (Walker) by Paul Dickson chronicles what our leaders have contributed to the language: Thomas Jefferson came up with about 100 new words, and Warren Harding coined the phrase "founding fathers."
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor