Our White House Children’s Book Review

Our White House -Looking In, Looking Out is an excellent children’s book co-created by the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. This informative and educational book takes an inside (an outside) look at the history of the White House. It is engaging for children because it includes a fascinating mix of poetry, art, speeches, Presidential letters and works of fiction and non-fiction. The illustrations and photographs are exceptional and really captured my son’s attention.

I was very impressed with the 100+ contributions by some of our favorite authors including Jane Yolen, Katherine Paterson and Gregory Macquire. The content is engaging and held my seven year old son’s attention during our history class. He is very interested in our election process and is even accompanying me when I vote for President. Therefore, he really likes to learn about the history of the White House and reads at least one selection from this book every day. His favorite story is “A Note For the President” by Jerry Spinelli and he also loves the illustration by artist, James Ransome that accompanies “The White House By Moonlight”… is beautiful!

This anthology, Our White House is an excellent resource for children of all ages and is perfect for homeschool families like ours who are looking for informative yet entertaining resources for history class.

You are invited to visit Candlewick Press to purchase Our White House (SRP $14.99 softcover) and browse the entire selection of high quality children’s books.

*I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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