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Nonfiction Monday: Abe Lincoln

Learn about Lincoln as we celebrate his 200th birthday with this fiction/nonfiction book pair for grades 3-5.

Facts First

9780312370138 Lincoln Shot: A President's Life Remembered
by Barry Denenberg (Author)
and Christopher Bing (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 4 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

This biography, told as a one year anniversary edition of an April 14, 1866 newspaper, begins the moment Lincoln is shot.

Pair With

0763637238.med Lincoln and His Boys
by Rosemary Wells (Author)
and P.J. Lynch (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 3-7
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press

See Abe Lincoln through the eyes of his boys, Tad and Willie, in this historial novel with an upbeat ending.


Prepare your students for President's Day with slideshows, lesson plans and reader's theater scripts at Scholastic's The Presidency of the United States pages.

Find lesson plans, podcasts and more at the Lincoln Bicentennial website.

Find the answers to the Top 10 Questions about Abraham Lincoln.

Sign up for the National Teach-In on Lincoln (and see it live February 12, 2009 at 1:30pm EST.)

Read an excerpt of Lincoln and His Boys.

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