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The White House and Its Residents

These fiction and nonfiction titles will ignite young people’s interest in the history and function of our presidential mansion, as well as the lives of some of those — first families, dressmakers, speechwriters, even ghosts — who have lived or worked there. See Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out  for additional resources.

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy

Ilene Cooper
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2003
Ghosts of the White House

Ghosts of the White House

Cheryl Harness
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
2002

First Daughter: White House Rules

Mitali Perkins
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2008
Sepia photograph of Theodore Roosevelt in front of his home

Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit

Betsy Harvey Kraft
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Nonfiction
Published:
2003
George Washington, Spymaster

George Washington, Spymaster

Thomas Allen
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography, Historical Fiction
Published:
2007

The President’s House: 1800 to the Present

Margaret Truman
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2005
Our Eleanor

Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life

Candace Fleming
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Biography
Published:
2005
Archival and contemporary images of the White House

The White House: An Illustrated History

Catherine O. Grace
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2003
Theme:
U.S. Presidents and the White House
Genre:
Nonfiction