10 Picture Books about Voting & Elections


Students begin learning about ourAmerican democracy in elementary school but what about little kids? To be honest, even as a parent, it’s hard sometimes to explain to our older kids the difference between electoral votes versus popular votes. So here are 10 books on voting we rounded up to help me you out!

  1. Vote for Our Future!

    by Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Micah Playervote

  2. Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote

    by Kirsten Gillibrand, illustrated by Maira Kalmanvote

  3. One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote

    by Bonnie Worth, illustrated by Aristedes Ruiz and Joe Mathieuvote

  4. Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evansvote

  5. What’s the Big Deal About Elections?

    by Ruby Shamirvote

  6. The Night Before Election Day

    by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Amy Wummervote

  7. Courageous First Ladies

    by Heidi Poelman, illustrated by Giovana Medeirosvote

  8. Civics : Democracy Rules!

    created by Basher, written by Shannon Webervote

  9. V is for Voting

    by Kate Farrellvoting

  10. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

    by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Robertsvote

    And even more books:

    If You Go with Your Goat to Vote
    Our Pledge, Our Promise3
    Democracy for Dinosaurs
    Duck for President
    Curious George Votes!
    Grandma’s Big Vote
    I Voted
    Vote for Me!
    Equality Calls
    Lift as You Climb
    President of the Whole Fifth Grade
    The Woman’s Hour : Our Fight for the Right to Vote
    The Next President
    Everyone Gets A Say
    Heidi Heckelbreck for Class President
    Finish the Fight
    Grace For President
    Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote
    Mindy Kim, Class President
    What is an Election?
    What Is A … Presidential Election?
    History Smasher : Women’s Right to Vote
    Bad Kitty for President
    Go Vote, Baby!
    The Constitution Decoded
    Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
    Thank You for Voting
    Lifting as we Climb : Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box
    We are the Change
    What’s the Big Deal about Elections?
    The President of the Jungle
    If I had Your Vote
    Dr. Seuss’s Every Voice Counts!vote