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Our White House : looking in, looking out

Author: National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents to a collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry which looks at America's history through the prism of the White House.

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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance.
ISBN: 9780763620677 076362067X
OCLC Number: 233635622
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Description: xiii, 241 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Part I: Introduction / by David McCullough --
Looking in, looking out / by Gregory Maguire. Part I: From the foundation up / illustration by Bagram Ibatoulline --
The White House first residents / by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Petra Mathers --
Testimony of Padraig Tomás Ó 'Deoráin: 1801 / imagined and illustrated by Mary Brigid Barrett --
Slaves helped build the White House! / by Walter Dean Myers --
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826 / by Milton Meltzer --
White House colonial kitchen gardens / by Stephanie Loer ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler --
Jefferson's monstrous bones / by Barbara Kerley --
Bones on the floor / illustrated by Brian Selznick --
An unusual guest / by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel --
The capital city in 1800 / illustrated by Mike Reagan. Part II: Struggling to stand / illustration by Wendell Minor --
The White House prepares for war: 1812 / by Ralph Ketcham --
The burning of the White House / by Susan Cooper --
Dolley Madison rescues George Washington / written and illustrated by Don Brown --
The first White House memoir: 1865 / by Paul Jennings ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie --
Another all-American girl / by Meg Cabot --
From the walls of the White House / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Robert Byrd --
Visiting the Great Father / by Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Max Grafe --
Sneaking into Adams field / by Michael Winerip --
Andy and me / by Marguerite W. Davol ; illustrated by Tom Pohrt --
The White House cow / by Richard Peck ; illustrated by Barry Root. Part III: Annexation and division / illustration by Timothy Basil Ering --
From American notes / by Charles Dickens ; illustrated by Claire Nivola --
On looking into dresses worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (paper doll cut-outs), 1938 / by Nancy Willard ; illustrated with original book cover and paper dolls by Maybelle Mercer --
Elizabeth Keckly: seamstress to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, 1861-1865 / by Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon --
High spirits in the Lincoln White House / by Russell Freedman --
Mary Todd Lincoln speaks of her son's death, 1862 / by Paul B. Janeczko --
Memoir by Mary Henry: eyewitness to the Civil War in the city of Washington --
In early April / by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris Sheban. Part IV: One lamp lights another / illustration by Nancy Carpenter --
Mrs. Cleveland, White House bride / by Jennifer Armstrong --
Seven from Ohio (for some reason) / written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt --
The eyes and ears of the public / by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Andréa Wesson --
Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children / by Leonard S. Marcus --
TR's family & friends / illustration by Chris Van Dusen --
Storming down the stairs / by Albert Marrin --
Executive order for nature / by Jean Craighead George --
America's wilderness / illustration by David Slonim --
William Howard Taft: president, 1909-1913 / by Virginia Euwer Wolff ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Part V: With courage and determination / illustration by Emily Arnold McCully --
Eyewitness to history / by Stephanie S. Tolan --
Woodrow Wilson's work without end / by Jeannine Atkins ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney --
Hoover's one term / written and illustrated by Matt Phelan --
A rainmaker in the White House / by Michael Cooper --
Portrait of FDR / illustration by Barry Moser --
The four freedoms: from Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress, January 6, 1941 --
Freedom of speech / illustration by Calef Brown --
Freedom to worship / illustration by Peter Sís --
Freedom from want / illustration by Ed Young --
Freedom from fear / illustration by Stephen Alcorn --
Hands / by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch --
A perfect image / by Linda Sue Park ; illustrated by Stéphane Jorisch --
A note for the president / by Jerry Spinelli ; illustrated by Terry Widener --
The house haunts / by M.T. Anderson ; illustrated by Mark Teague --
A prayer for peace: from Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation --
Good nights / by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by William Low. Part VI: The people's house / illustration by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher --
The Kennedy White House / by Barbara Harrison --
The White House, the moon, and a coal miner's son / by Homer Hickam ; illustrated by Joe Cepeda --
A White House physician / by James Young, M.D. --
A white mouse in the White House / by Anita Silvey --
Escape map / by Mark London Williams --
The presidential pet / written and illustrated by Stephen Kellogg --
My room / by Lynda Johnson Robb ; illustrated by Jane Dyer --
White House souvenir / by Polly Horvath ; illustrated by Sophie Blackall --
Robert F. Kennedy's remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Black White House/white black house / illustration by Chris Raschka --
Watergate White House / illustration by Tony Auth --
President Richard M. Nixon's final remarks to the White House staff --
President Nixon's letter of resignation. Part VII: The great house endures / illustration by Roxie Munro --
From Christmas in Plains: memories / by Jimmie Carter ; illustrated by Don Powers --
The White House / by Jon Sciesczka ; illustrated by Tony Fucile --
Ronald Reagan / photograph by Diana Walker --
From Ronald Reagan's farewell address to the nation --
Letter to George, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Doro Bush from George H.W. Bush --
George H.W. Bush / photograph by Diane Walker --
The Secret Service / by Jess M. Brallier ; illustrated by David Small --
I live in the White House / by Jack Prelutsky ; illustrated by Jim LaMarche --
From Meet the press with Tim Russert: Interview with Vice President Dick Cheney, September 16, 2001 --
From the 9/11 Commission report --
Visiting the White House / by Sarah Stewart --
Backstairs at the White House / illustrations by David Small --
The green house / by Megan McDonald --
The first pitch / by Stephanie True Peters ; illustrated by Matt Tavares --
Wanted: magnanimous, exquisite woman! / by Gigi Amateau --
Mrs. Bush inspires a National Book Festival / by John Y. Cole ; poster by Carol Dyer --
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.: who's in the White House? / created by Bob Kolar --
The White House by moonlight / by Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Ransome --
The White House Easter Egg Roll, 2003 / painting by Eric Carle --
A big chair to fill / illustration by Leonid Gore.
Responsibility: created by 108 renowned authors and illustrators and The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance ; with an introduction by David McCullough.


More than one hundred leading authors and illustrators donate their talents to a collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, and poetry which looks at America's history through the prism of the White House.


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Good history of the White House

by smitty61 (WorldCat user published 2010-05-28) Very Good Permalink

Very educational work about the White House.  Loved that it educates through stories and vignettes.  It kept your attention.

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