Liberty is a nine-year-old girl whose father has just been elected President (is it a coincidence that he bears a strong resemblance to Barack Obama and she looks like one of his cute daughters??). Liberty Porter, First Daughter basically covers Inauguration Day. The day starts in the Limo where her soon-to-be President dad sits on the card she made him, which is an issue because glittery smiley face on it is still a little wet.
See — being First Daughter isn’t so different from being any other nine-year-old girl.
After the ceremony, we follow Liberty as she gets acquainted with the White House, including seeing her cool new room, tasting in the chocolate shop, and meeting some of the White House employees — ones she likes such as her secret agent, and others of whom she is not so fond like the bossy Miss Crum.
Throughout the book she shares fun facts about the White House and other First Kids (which she learned when she wrote her A+ report “What happened in the White House before the Porters took over”).
This book was a lot of fun and the end of each chapter left me wanting to read “just one more.” My 11-year-old daughter Amanda and I both read this book. She read it first and told me that it was “pretty good.” When I read it, I told her that I REALLY liked it, and she agreed, clarifying that she would have really loved it if she was 8. I agree with her on that. I think that this would be a great book for younger tweens, or perhaps older tweens who don’t go for the thick tomes that Amanda likes.
For more books like this, Aladdin M!x is a fun site that Simon and Schuster has put together for kids who “are too old for kids’ books” but whose moms would “freak out if you come home with anything scandalous.”
Even though our big Gift Guide and Giveaway is all wrapped up, we aren’t giving up on giveaways. Leave a comment here to enter one of five copies of Liberty Porter, First Daughter. We won’t be hosting a giveaway on December 23, so we’ll leave this open for two weeks, announcing the winners on December 30.
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Jennifer Donovan enjoys all sorts of books: nonfiction, memoir, literary fiction, kids’ lit and more. She blogs at Snapshot.
Amanda is right on. My eight year old really, really liked Liberty Porter. I would hear her exclaim as she was reading about various aspects of White House life that she was so intrigued by.
Enter me please – I think my niece might like this one. 🙂
Benita G. says
This sounds like a book I would love to read to my students. Thanks for the possibility.
Debbie Lester says
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
My 3rd grade daughter would absolutely love this book!
Melissa Nunley says
I think my niece would really enjoy this 🙂
Count me in. My students would love it!
Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to give this to a former student.
Amber Gibson says
Ann F says
I like to win this book for my daughter.
Michael Capp says
I’d love to win!
Sounds good! Fingers crossed!
Shannon Baas says
I would love this.
Thanks for the giveaway!!
Julia DeVillers says
Yay! for the nice review and comments about LIBERTY PORTER! I’m working on the sequel so they help motivate me. Thanks to you, Amanda and commenters. I hope the winners enjoy the book.
EMMA L HORTON says
MY GRANDDAUGHTER WOULD LOVE THIS TO READ
This looks like a great book.
Debbie Lester says
Please enter me in the giveaway. My daughter would like this one.
Winning Readings says
Would love to read this!
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My niece would enjoy this. Thanks!
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Katy F. says
My SIL might like this for her classroom bookshelf. 🙂 It sounds like fun!
sign me up
Daniel M says
looks like something my niece would like
Kim Holsapple says
What a great gift for my 8 year old’s upcoming birthday!
Vicki Wurgler says
my granddaughter would enjoy this
theodore esteghamat says
I know some people that would love this book.
Beth C says
My granddaughter would love this! Thanks for the chance.
Karen Gonyea says
i think my son would love this book
Erma H says
My kids would like this book.
Thanks for the chance to win it!
I would love a chance to win. Thank you.
Sharon A says
I would like to win this to share with the grandchildren.
My kids would like this
Ed Nemmers says
For my niece Hannah!
Please enter me! This would be a great gift for one of my nieces.
Susan Smith says
Sounds like a neat book.
Tim Hughes says
My kids would love this book.
Renee G says
Sounds like a book I would like to share with my family.
Lily Kwan says
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
dorothy l says
I would love to win this book
Joan Ferris says
The girls will like this.
kathy pease says
Thank you for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY.. Please count me in 🙂
kathy pease says
Please enter me 🙂
Candie L says
The boys went to DC this summer. Would be great for them to read. Thank you
Diane Baum says
This sounds like a great book to share with my students.
Maja Meza says
Veronica Garrett says
I would love to win this book for my granddaughter.