Abraham Lincoln is a name that everyone all over the world is aware of. The 16th President of the United States of America is considered to be one of the most influential people in America.

He was responsible for abolishing slavery, the evil that plagued America for years, and even brought the country through the American Civil War. He was also the reason why the American economy is as modernized as we know it today.

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Lastly, before he was the President, he was serving the country as a lawyer and statesman. He has been an influence that can hardly be put into words. However, all kids should know about this man. That is why we have listed thirteen of the best children’s books about Abraham Lincoln.

Best Abraham Lincoln Books for Kids of All Ages to Get Inspired

When someone is as important in the history of a country as Abraham Lincoln, it is not very difficult to find books that talk about him. Although we have listed thirteen books for kids on Abraham Lincoln, these are the top three books your kid should have in their library.

  • Our #1 Choice: Who Was Abraham Lincoln? When you think of a book that will provide all the information, in a way kids can understand and with loads of pictures, then this is the book you ought to go for.
  • Best Value Pick: The Story of Abraham Lincoln: This is the book that will manage to impart important values like hard work, equality, and the sense of freedom in your kids through the inspirational story of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Best Budget Pick: National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln: This book covers all that essential information about Abraham Lincoln with excellent and colorful illustrations that will capture your kid’s attention.

1. Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

This book is a biography that has simple language and manages to tell an engaging story of Abraham Lincoln. It goes in-depth about the birth of Lincoln; how he was born to farmers but went on to become one of the most influential figures in the history of the United States of America.

The story is bound to make your kids work hard for their dreams, as the story of the 16th President gives them inspiration and determination. The books will also bring out the aspects of slavery and civil war and Lincoln’s contribution.

The book is presented in chronological order, talks about how Lincoln ended up studying law and the events that followed, and provides important information.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 to 7
  • No. of Pages: 112
  • Our Rating: 4.9 out of 5

2. I am Abraham Lincoln

This is the book that brings out the meaning of the message, “We all can be heroes.” The inspiring tale of Abraham Lincoln is bound to make any kid feel like that can take on the challenges life will throw at them.

Kids always look up to people and search for heroes, and this book on Lincoln will give them one of the heroes they are looking for.

There is an account in the book that tells us about how Lincoln, as a kid, stopped a few other kids from hurting a turtle and bullying it. This just goes on to show why kids must look up to him as an inspiration.

The book has beautiful illustrations and is written in a narrative format that will hold the kids’ attention.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 4
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

3. The Story of Abraham Lincoln

This book serves as a decent introduction to the life of Abraham Lincoln all the way to his unfortunate and tragic assassination. Although the subject of getting killed is not a topic good enough for kids, this book deals with it in a very subtle manner.

The book is an entertaining read and is written in a style that is simple yet attractive to the kids. The problematic words are added to a list at the end of the book under ‘Glossary.’ This will help in expanding the vocabulary of the young kids.

Filled with information, this book also has impressive illustrations to engage the kids. The book has a question-answer section as well that will help kids remember the facts mentioned in the book.

  • Best suitable for Age: 6 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 to 3
  • No. of Pages: 76
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

4. My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln

With extremely bright and appealing artwork, this book is a must-have in your kid’s library. The book follows the life of young Abraham Lincoln and follows his story to his achievements as a President.

There are many anecdotes on one of the most popular presidents of America and his sons as well. They also have information on his stance on slavery. The book also glosses over the controversial topics as it would be difficult for the kids to understand them.

Lastly, this book also mentions his death but manages to say in a way that kids will not be traumatized about it.

  • Best suitable for Age: 2 to 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • No. of Pages: 24
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

5. National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln

This book is perfect in case you want to cover the basics of the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. It covers the quick facts about Lincoln that any kid would need as general knowledge.

The book has a lot of wonderful and colorful illustrations that will capture your kid’s attention. This will ensure they will keep turning the pages of the book.

One of the best features of this book is that the hard words that a kid might not know are nicely explained at the end of the book. This will ensure that the kids can learn new words and their usage as well.

Lastly, this book also throws light on important and serious topics like slavery during the 80s, the American civil war, and Lincoln’s involvement.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: 2 to 5
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

6. Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

One might wonder, what is the best way to make sure kids get into the habit of reading books? Well, just show them one of the most influential people in history was an avid reader! And that is exactly what this book does.

From the title of the book, it is easy to understand that this book presents the story of the sixteenth president in a way that will manage to capture the kids’ attention.

The book talks about how Lincoln would borrow books from his grandfather and spend his time reading cover to cover. In the age of technology, this is an important lesson to kids.

The book will show how reading books will give them wisdom and power and how the pages of books transport anyone to a different world.

With beautiful illustrations that help kids visualize the life of Lincoln, this book also gives a lot of information about him.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 3
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

7. Abe Lincoln’s Hat (Step into Reading)

This beautifully illustrated book takes a very entertaining and funny approach to the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The book presents Lincoln as an absent-minded lawyer.

How, then, did he manage to get through with his case? Well, he stuck the letters, case notes, and contracts on his hat! The same hat that people usually see in photographs.

It also throws light on the mentality of the people in the political parties back in the day. This is written in a way that children will be able to comprehend the serious issues.

The book also has a good amount of new words for the vocabulary expansion of kids but not so much that it will confuse or daunt the younger kids.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 3
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

8. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

The book’s title does absolute justice to the content of the same. Filled with photographs and illustrations that will catch the kids’ attention, this book does a brilliant job with the introduction of the greatest President of the United States of America.

The book covers everything about Abraham Lincoln, from his childhood, where he was born, and how his life was on the farm to becoming the President and changing the American economy forever.

Although the book covers a lot of information, it is written in a way that kids will be able to understand and comprehend the concepts and issues easily. The illustrations bring to life all the aspects of the President’s life.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 to 3
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

9. Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission)

This particular book has a unique take on the life of the President. The book follows the story of two kids, Jack and Annie, who are transported back to the times of Abraham Lincoln.

They are very excited to meet him, but he is busy trying to save America; so, the kids decide to aid him in every possible way!

The story gives the feeling of an adventure unfolding through the eyes of the characters, Jack and Annie. It has information speckled all over it that is just enough for kids to understand Lincoln’s contributions and legacy.

The story-telling narrative structure is bound to make your kids remember the important details about the President, which they might not be able to otherwise.

  • Best suitable for Age: 7 to 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 to 5
  • No. of Pages: 144
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

10. Looking at Lincoln

This book masterfully mixes the facts from Abraham Lincoln’s life and fiction to create a story that kids will be mesmerized to read and understand.

The book captures what the President stood for in a genius and beautiful way, along with his personality and life story.

The book also has beautiful pictures and illustrations that breathe life into the story. The book is told from the point of view of a little kid who manages to meet the President and learn everything from him.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 to 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten -to- 3
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

11. Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Abraham Lincoln

This book happens to be a follow-up book to the one we have already mentioned before; ‘Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission)’. It continues the story of Jack and Annie, who returned from their adventure with Abraham Lincoln.

They have loads of questions about him, like where he grew, how he was as a kid, and many more! This book provides the answers to these questions and makes sure to engage the readers in every possible way.

The book is written in an easy language and is fun to read. It talks about the life of Lincoln before he became president. But the book is careful not to overburden the kids with extreme information.

  • Best suitable for Age: 7 to 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 to 5
  • No. of Pages: 128
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

12. Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

A book that engages the kids while making them learn about the president in a beautiful way; this is perfect for younger kids to read.

With a fresh perspective, the book is loaded with loads and loads of activities that will help the kids with their cognitive development as well.

Children always learn better when the learning process is fun and non-monotonous, and this book delivers on that. The book promotes playing out the characters among many other activities that will ensure that the kids remember anything and everything they read.

  • Best suitable for Age: 9 years and up
  • Grade Level: 4 to 11
  • No. of Pages: 149
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

13. Lincoln and His Boys

This particular book takes a very different approach to the story of the greatest president the United States of America has seen.

We all know him as the person who redefined the country’s economy, the one who managed to take America out of civil war, and his involvement in putting an end to slavery.

However, what we do not know is how he was when he was not discharging his official duties. This book is from the perspective of the two sons that Lincoln had. They saw him not as a great leader or president but as a father who was loving, caring, and playful to be around them.

This book approach manages to humanize the great personality and provide information as to how he was a person behind the demeanor of a President, statesman, or lawyer.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 to 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 to 9
  • No. of Pages: 96
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

That is it, folks! These are the best of the children’s books about Abraham Lincoln. Hopefully, you have found one or two of the books that you can buy and add to your kids’ library. Abraham Lincoln was an inspiration, and a role model to all of us, and your kids would definitely look up to him. Have a great day ahead!

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