13 Best George Washington Books for Kids to Read in [2023]

Over two hundred years after his death, George Washington remains one of the most studied figures in American history. Therefore in this article, we have listed the 13 best George Washington books for kids to read. These books will help kids in acquiring all the George Washington information that they need.

George Washington is a very important person in the history of United States of America. He lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution War and became the first president of the United States of America.

George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He had a great contribution to the unification of Thirteen American Colonies and building a constitution for the United States of America.

Best George Washington Books for Kids of All Ages

Here, we have listed three books that we found best from the entire list based on our choice, the best value you can get at the price mentioned, and budget-friendly:

  1. Our #1 Choice: I am George Washington
  2. Best Value Pick: My Little Golden Book About George Washington
  3. Best Budget Pick: Who Was George Washington?

1. I am George Washington

I Am George Washington is a high-quality biographical depiction of George Washington’s life in a child-friendly way. The book is from George Washington’s perspective, and he recounts his life from childhood all the way up to his time as the President.

The story highlights some of the major aspects of Washington’s life, such as his harsh winter at Valley Forge, his childhood and family make-up, and the American Revolution.

The message of this book runs with the theme of the “Ordinary People Change the World” series that it is a part of, in the end showing readers that George Washington wasn’t always the ‘father of our country but he was always a leader in many positive and courageous ways, which is what left his mark on the landscape of our country’s history.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 – 9 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.9 out of 5

2. Who Was George Washington?

History lessons can get very boring to children, and I think this book is the exact opposite. It is an excellent starter to informational text for kids. The illustrations look detailed and give support to the information in the book.

This book is very easy to read; it started with his hard childhood and lead to him becoming President. This book is a great way to introduce the father of our country to children.

  • Best suitable for Age: 8 – 12 years
  • No. of Pages: 112
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

3. The Story of George Washington

Unlike other books about George Washington for kids, this one has a visual timeline of his life so you can get a picture of his important milestones.

Suitable for readers of all ages, this slim volume, with its straightforward text and colorful imagery, depicts the story of a well-to-do Virginia farm boy who became the first president of the United States and who would be forever known as “the father of our country”.

This unique book about George Washington for kids explains how he changed the world for future generations and you.

  • Best suitable for Age: 6 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 72
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

4. My Little Golden Book About George Washington

Bright, appealing artwork and simple words introduce the youngest readers to our first president with engaging anecdotes, beginning with how young George liked to study and ride his horse.

A lot of the book is spent describing Washington’s love of nature and horses, things young children will find interesting and relatable. The illustrations are adorable.

Fun facts at the end—such as that Washington’s image can be found on our dollar bill, our postage stamps, and on Mount Rushmore.

  • Best suitable for Age: 2 – 5 years
  • No. of Pages: 24
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

5. John, Paul, George & Ben

The book is absolutely hilarious. This book gives a little “backstory” on what our founding fathers might have been like.

John, Paul, George, & Ben is a cleverly written book by Lane Smith about John Hancock, Paul Revere, George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.

This humorous book about our founding fathers is very funny, with informative tidbits and set up like they are sorta the Beatles. It tells of each person like they are a child, and it shows their quirks as kids that eventually help them as adults be the great men they were.

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5

6. George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides

There are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer’s engaging and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life both sides of the American Revolution.

The narrative introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: George Washington, the man who freed the American colonies from the British, and George III, the British king who lost them.

The author uses art, text, and first-hand accounts to illustrate how history should never be reduced to simplistic conflicts between the “good guys” and the “bad guys.”

  • Best suitable for Age: 9 – 12 years
  • No. of Pages: 64
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

7. National Geographic Readers: George Washington

This National Geographic edition of the life of George Washington is full of facts. Most of the book just talks about his life, but there are several fun and silly facts posted on the side like, “George Washington owned more than 30 foxhounds during his lifetime”

This books give a good overview of George Washington’s life from when he was born in Virginia to when he died at the age of 67 in his home at Mt. Vernon. It covers the details needed to learn about our Father of Nation.

This book provides great graphics along the way that allows learners to also stay engaged throughout the entire thing.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

8. A Picture Book of George Washington

This clear and concise picture book biography covers the important facts and historical background, complemented by charming illustrations.

The text details Washington’s early life as well as the Revolutionary War and his impressive career as leader of the newly formed United States.

Young readers will love learning more about the man who was “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

9. Revolutionary Friends

Young readers will enjoy this narrative nonfiction picture book story about the important friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War.

This picture book presents the human side of history, revealing the bond between two famous Revolutionary figures. Both the author and illustrator worked with experts and primary sources to represent both patriots and the war accurately and fairly.

  • Best suitable for Age: 7 – 10 years
  • No. of Pages: 40
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

10. George Washington: The First President

In the beginning, readers will learn about the milestones in George Washington’s life, which combines a traditional, illustrated narrative with historical illustrations at the back of the book.

In this biography book, you will also get to know interesting facts about the United States’ first president. Kids will learn about George Washington’s spy ring, and how one of his dogs was named Sweetlips!

  • Best suitable for Age: 4 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 32
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

11. George Washington’s Breakfast

In this story, George is a boy that was named after George Washington. He loves everything about him and knows a lot about him too. One morning while eating his own breakfast, though, he wonders what the President ate. And that starts him on a quest for the answer.

This book will provide you with obscure details about George Washington, including his shoe size, the names of his ten hunting dogs, and that his famously ruined teeth got that way by using them to crack walnuts when he was young.

  • Best suitable for Age: 7 – 10 years
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5

12. Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington

A picture book with some interesting facts about the life of George Washington. It starts out with George as a boy and describes how he became the man who was our first American President. Children need a better understanding of history; books like this could be very helpful.

  • Best suitable for Age: 6 – 9 years
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

13. George Washington and the General’s Dog

The book has excellent colorful and catchy illustrations and speaks of George Washington’s love for animals. The story speaks of all pets George owned in his lifetime.

The later part of the book speaks of the war between England and the United States and how George wins people’s hearts through an act of kindness towards the enemy nation’s general dog.

  • Best suitable for Age: 5 – 8 years
  • No. of Pages: 48
  • Our Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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