The Kid Who Ran For President

Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545355650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure, and excitement will draw kids into the world of elections and politics. "Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States." So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."

The Kid who Ran for President

Judson Moon is 12 years old, and he's running for president of the YOU-nited States!

Author: Jeremiah Clay Neal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1583427082

Category: Elections

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Judson Moon is 12 years old, and he's running for president of the YOU-nited States! Sound crazy? His best friend and campaign manager, Lane Brainard, with an emphasis on "Brain," is organizing a political campaign that will change the world as we know it! Raising money at a lemonade stand in front of Judson's house, the unlikely candidate gets some media attention that ignites the political voices of children around the nation. But running the country isn't like playing Nintendo; it requires immeasurable responsibility and courage. "Can you imagine a world where YOU were in charge?" But how could the leadership of a 12-year-old kid really handle the decisions of the commander in chief?

The Kid Who Became President

If you've read a book called The Kid Who Ran for President, you know the
incredible, improbable events that led up to me winning the last election. If you
didn't, that's okay. To make a long story short, I was hanging around with my
friend Lane ...

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545355643

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Judson Moon returns as the President of the United States in this hilarious sequel to THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT -- updated just in time for the 2012 election! My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!

If I Ran for President

Discusses the presidential election process.

Author: Catherine Stier

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 0807535443

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the presidential election process.

Election

How do people know who will win an election before everybody’s voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453261750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

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A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politics How does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody’s voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today’s voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they’ve never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you’re going to have a blast learning how to play.

Coach the Kid Build the Boy Mold the Man

Republican Herbert Hoover had run for president in 1928, with a promise of
prosperityjust around the corner for nearly everyone, a chicken in every pot, an
automobile in every garage. Then the Great Depression hit, hurting nearly
everyone ...

Author: Carolyn J. Ellison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469100692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When football coach Tiger Ellison was faced with his first losing season ever, he had to muster all the creative will he had acquired since childhood to turn the season around. In doing so, he invented the most wide-open, productive, fan-pleasing scheme of aerial football the game had ever seen! He shared his philosophy with the coaching world in 1965, by writing a book called Run and Shoot Football: Offense of the Future. His dramatic offense changed the way football has been played ever since, all the way from the Little Leagues to the NFL. But this story transcends football, taking place during the social turbulence of the 20th Century. As educator and coach, Tiger dedicated his life to tapping into the fighting spirit of each of his youngsters, regardless of race, creed, or social status. He challenged each to build the character, confidence and courage to pursue a noble cause, in the classroom, on the gridiron of American football, and in life. It is a poignant reminder of the power each of us has within us to become a real winner. Tiger Ellison had a passion for life, country and sport that were absolutely contagious for those around him. When you read his story, you may laugh a little, you may learn some things about football strategy, but I am certain you will love Tiger as we players did and see why his positive philosophy of life influenced all of us in a very special way. Dr. Rex Kern, President, MSB Financial, United Midwest Savings Bank; 1968 Buckeye National Championship Quarterback and 1969 Rose Bowl MVP; Member of The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame This is one football story that is not about power and money, rather a powerful and creative mind that left its imprint forever on players, coaches, and modern offensive football. At a time when football has become big business, Tigers philosophy will remind us all why we love the game, what we can learn from it, and who we can become by it. Earle Bruce, Former Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University A real masterpiece! Every teacher, coach and mothers son should have and use this material. Rocko Joslin, Retired Director of Operations, Armco Inc., Ashland, Kentucky; Former Captain, Ohio State Buckeyes, 1953 Visit www.tigerellison.com

The Winners Handbook

You ' d think they ' d cut him a little slack , but kids almost never give Pigeon the
go - ahead . GERM : Tell children that there is a new ... E ( Gr . PreK - 3 ) What if a
kid ran for president . . . and won ? You might recall 12 - year - old Judson Moon
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Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015080901765

Category: Education

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Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2008's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Grades K-6. The WINNERS! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2008, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new The WINNERS! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Grades K-6.

Babe Ruth and the Ice Cream Mess

Seven-year-old George "Babe" Ruth (who would grow up to become a baseball legend) steals a dollar from his father's saloon to treat his friends to ice cream. Includes timeline.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689855290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Seven-year-old George "Babe" Ruth (who would grow up to become a baseball legend) steals a dollar from his father's saloon to treat his friends to ice cream. Includes timeline.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

many times . for most of the kids in New Orleans — is a And that's how good they
are and how certain personal touch ... The President . I just admire Father Ritter
Not one kid ran to this life ; they are runand what he's doing , and you guys for ...

Author: United States. President

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002203744

Category: Presidents

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"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

Jackie Robinson and the Big Game

Constantly losing every game he plays with his older brother, Mack, a young Jackie Robinson is ready to give up on sports altogether, but when he is invited by Mack to play a game of baseball, young Jackie finds his calling in life and ...

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689862397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Constantly losing every game he plays with his older brother, Mack, a young Jackie Robinson is ready to give up on sports altogether, but when he is invited by Mack to play a game of baseball, young Jackie finds his calling in life and grows to become a world famous and celebrated baseball legend. Simultaneous.

The Tragic Days of Billy the Kid

President Rutherford B. Hayes was now to be further informed by a long personal
letter from the rather important ... By some twist of fortune he apparently ran into
the Kid in one of the tiny native plazas on the Ruidoso, probably at San 54 ...

Author: Frazier Hunt

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9780865347175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Since a July night in 1881 when he was shot down at the age of 21, Billy the Kid has been a victim of the myths that surrounded and captured him. This vivid interpretation of the Kid's life and character will come as an exciting revelation to readers who may have been familiar only with the earlier fictionalized versions. For here is real, moving tragedy painted in broad brush strokes with the vivid hues of the stark American Southwestern landscape. Never before has there been brought into true focus the Lincoln County War, which broke out in 1878 in the then Territory of New Mexico, and which furnished the background and the period for the adventures of this extraordinary boy. The literature concerning both the desperate cattle war and the singular young outlaw have necessarily been constructed around a thin framework of fact with its papier mache facade of myth and legend. So persistent have been these legends that the true character of the Kid seemed almost beyond reach. Indeed, the Western poet, Arthur Chapman, once wrote that "Billy the Kid must remain wholly the most unaccountable figure in frontier history." Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1968) had the good fortune to have access to a great mass of fresh and unpublished source material which fully documents this thrilling history of the Kid and his times. It is a new and rather appealing boy who now comes to light-an alert, likeable yet tough youngster, adored by the native Mexicans no less for his fluency in Spanish than for his kindness and consideration, but no wanton killer. In place of the former distorted figure of legend, a young man of flesh and blood and heart emerges into clear perspective. So at last we have the real Billy the Kid-authentic, true-and completely accountable."

The Edison Mystery

Qwerty Stevens's time-traveling adventures take him back to 1879 where he meets the great inventor Thomas Edison as he struggles to perfect his latest creation, the light bulb.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689841248

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

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Qwerty Stevens's time-traveling adventures take him back to 1879 where he meets the great inventor Thomas Edison as he struggles to perfect his latest creation, the light bulb.

Race for the Sky

Ordered to practice his writing skills in the blank book his mother gave him, fourteen-year-old Johnny would rather go fishing near his home on North Carolina's Outer Banks and cannot think of anything important to write until two ...

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689845543

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 178

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Ordered to practice his writing skills in the blank book his mother gave him, fourteen-year-old Johnny would rather go fishing near his home on North Carolina's Outer Banks and cannot think of anything important to write until two "dingbatters" from Ohio arrive in 1900 and try to build a flying machine.

George Bush

for most of the kids in New Orleans - is a And that's how good they are and how
certain personal touch that most kids ... The President . I just admire Father Ritter
Not one kid ran to this life ; they are runand what he's doing , and you guys for ...

Author: United States. President (1989-1993 : Bush)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000023137394

Category: Presidents

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Double Down

He was grateful to have had the national platform that his father dreamed of but
never achieved. Who would have ever guessed that a kid with skinny legs from
Cranbrook School would get to run for president and speak to the entire country?

Author: Mark Halperin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101638705

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times: "Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book testifies to its authors’ energetic legwork and insider access... creating a novelistic narrative that provides a you-are-there immediacy... They succeed in taking readers interested in the backstabbing and backstage maneuvering of the 2012 campaign behind the curtains, providing a tactile... sense of what it looked like from the inside." In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama’s improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation’s powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see a chance to wrest back control of the White House—and the country. So how did the Republicans screw it up? How did Obama survive the onslaught of super PACs and defy the predictions of a one-term presidency? Double Down follows the gaudy carnival of GOP contenders—ambitious and flawed, famous and infamous, charismatic and cartoonish—as Mitt Romney, the straitlaced, can-do, gaffe-prone multimillionaire from Massachusetts, scraped and scratched his way to the nomination. Double Down exposes blunders, scuffles, and machinations far beyond the klieg lights of the campaign trail: Obama storming out of a White House meeting with his high command after accusing them of betrayal. Romney’s mind-set as he made his controversial “47 percent” comments. The real reasons New Jersey governor Chris Christie was never going to be Mitt’s running mate. The intervention held by the president’s staff to rescue their boss from political self-destruction. The way the tense détente between Obama and Bill Clinton morphed into political gold. And the answer to one of the campaign’s great mysteries—how did Clint Eastwood end up performing Dada dinner theater at the Republican convention? In Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann take the reader into back rooms and closed-door meetings, laying bare the secret history of the 2012 campaign for a panoramic account of an election that was as hard fought as it was lastingly consequential.

Recycle this Book

Helpful tips and facts are interspersed throughout. This book will be a great classroom tool to teach young readers how they can help to make the Earth a greener place.

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780375891762

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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With essays from renowned children’s book authors such as Ann Brashares, Jeanne DuPrau, Caroline B. Cooney, Laurie Halse Anderson, Bruce Coville, Gennifer Choldenko, and over 100 others, each piece is an informative and inspiring call to kids of all ages to understand what’s happening to the environment, and to take action in saving our world. Helpful tips and facts are interspersed throughout. This book will be a great classroom tool to teach young readers how they can help to make the Earth a greener place.

The Baby Sitters Club Mystery 8 Jessi and the Jewel Thieves

So Kristy's pretty busy, with that big family and being president of the BSC. Plus,
she coaches a softball team called the Krushers. But Kristy's not Supergirl. She
has her limits. Not long ago, she ran for president of the eighth grade, but she ...

Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545768870

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Jessi cannot wait to get to New York City to see her friend Quint dance his first ballet, but when she overhears two men planning a jewel heist, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery.

Walking on the Bones

“Makes me feel like a president that hotel,” he'd explained to Laura, when she
made a face: “The Waldorf! ... The 3 shorts and two longs meant a message:
when he picked up, it was the goddamned kid who “ran” the pubicity department
at his ...

Author: Joyce Engelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477117828

Category: Fiction

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Joyce Engelson surely knows what shes writing about in Walking on the Bones as she spent 30 years as editor-in-chiefat top traditional publishers, editing and acquiring in all the genres. Shes worked with Richard Condon (who called her the smartest girl in town!), Norman Cousins, Heywood Hale Broun, Irving Howe, Samuel Shem (House of God), Gael Green, Ishmael Reed, Baxter Black (renowned cowboy poet and novelist,) Max Frisch, Myron Sharaf, Hettie Jones, Chandler Brossard and thatswell only the tip of the iceberg in a working career filled with many highlights. She acquired and edited: first contemporary comic captions book (Captions Courageous); the now famous Prizzi series by Richard Condon; one of the best selling sex therapy volumes of the 70s, Making Love, How To Be Your Own Sex Therapist; first successful Assertive Training volume: the multi-million-copy When I Say No, I Feel Guilty (still in print); and the wildly successful medical novel The House of God (four million copies, 28th anniversary). She is herself the author of two novels -- The Silent Slain (mystery) and Mountain of Villainy and many short stories published in Playboy (First woman published!) ,Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quixote

A Complicated Man

As 1992 approached, Bill had no doubt: It was time to run for president. First,
though, during the summer of 1991, he had some business to attend to. Gene
Lyons: He went through this absurd charade of asking people's permission to run
for ...

Author: Michael Takiff

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300168884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 493

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“An astonishing collection of 171 interviews with Clinton’s friends, foes, admirers, and detractors as well as reporters and political analysts.”—Booklist (starred review). Though Bill Clinton has been out of office since 2001, public fascination with him continues unabated. Many books about Clinton have been published in recent years, but shockingly, no single-volume biography covers the full scope of Clinton’s life from the cradle to the present day, not even Clinton’s own account, My Life. More troubling still, books on Clinton have tended to be highly polarized, casting the former president in an overly positive or negative light. In this, the first complete oral history of Clinton’s life, historian Michael Takiff presents the first truly balanced book on one of our nation’s most controversial and fascinating presidents. Through more than 150 chronologically arranged interviews with key figures—including Bob Dole, James Carville, and Tom Brokaw, among many others—A Complicated Man goes far beyond the well-worn party-line territory to capture the larger-than-life essence of Clinton the man. With the tremendous attention given to the Lewinsky scandal, it is easy to overlook the president’s humble upbringing, as well as his many achievements at home and abroad: the longest economic boom in American history, a balanced budget, successful intervention in the Balkans, and a series of landmark, if controversial, free-trade agreements. Through the candid recollections of Takiff’s many subjects, A Complicated Man leaves no area unexplored, revealing the most complete and unexpected portrait of our forty-second president published to date. “Packed with fascinating personal perspective and testimony.”—Nigel Hamilton, bestselling and award-winning author of American Caesars

A Grand Night For Murder

When I turned around, the kid was gone. ... own private railway carriage—one of
those romantic cars with the open observation platform at the end that men who
ran for President used to make speeches from on whistle stopping campaigns.

Author: H. Paul Jeffers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466882515

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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When best-selling author Jonathon Dodge was found dead in an abandoned boat-house in update New York, there was no lack of suspects for his murder. A prominent author of espionage and true crime books, dodge was roundly disliked by nearly everyone with whom he came in contact. On the night of his murder, however, Dodge had attended the Mystery Writers of America's annual Edgar Allan Poe Award banquet--at which he was honored with their Grandmaster Award--and spent the evening surrounded by the luminaries of the mystery-writing field. Harvey Goldstein, the mystery-loving New York city Chief of Detectives, and his aide-de-camp Sergeant John Bogdanovic must sort through a slew of suspects, who are all well practiced in the art of murder, to find out who finally killed the unlikable writer. A Grand Night for Murder, set in the real-life world of mystery writing and publishing, is sure to delight and amuse all fans of the genre.