John, Paul, George, and Ben

Author and Illustrator: Lane Smith

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Publication Date: 2006

Genre: Historical fiction, picture book

Audience: Gr. 2-4

Overview: This is a historical fiction picture book about 5 of our founding fathers and what they were like as children.  The book is concluded by adding true historical facts about each one and gives a little insight into American History.  It has great illustrations and the different size fonts will keep the reader interested the entire time.

Activity: Have each child draw a picture of themselves and write about the things that they are good at that might help them later on in life.

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Garretson