'Tis the season again! The air is chilly, Christmas lights are going up, Christmas music is everywhere, and stores are becoming crowded with shoppers. It's hard to find gifts for young kids that both educate and entertain while affirming traditional American values.Listed below are five wonderful books written by conservative Americans designed to inspire and inform your children!
Charlotte Pence---Author, Karen Pence---Illustrator (Regnery 2018)
Who knew the Vice President of the United States had a pet bunny? Well, he does - and the bunny’s name is Marlon Bundo who is named after the actor, Marlon Brando. This fun little book was written by VP Mike Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, and the delightful illustrations were drawn by his wife, Karen Pence!
Marlon Bundo goes about his day as “Bunny of the United States” (aka BOTUS), following his “Grampa” (Mike Pence) to allow readers to get a glimpse into life in the White House! This charming book has captured the hearts of young conservatives across the country – and even riled up comedian John Oliver enough to make a parody book.
Callista Gingrich (2015)
Christmas has shaped American culture in a truly unique way – inspiring traditions carried on from generation to generation and core values giving Americans hope and faith for their nation.
In this cheerful children’s book, Callista Gingrich allows Ellis the Elephant to take a journey through time, exploring the many ways Christmas has been celebrated throughout our nation’s history. Callista Gingrich is the wife of former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and she is currently serving as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See.
Michael Keane---Author, Michael Garland---Illustrator (Regnery 2015)
Christmas time is also a time to remember the sacrifices that our Veterans make so that we can enjoy the holidays with our families at home. Michael Keane writes about Santa Claus’ journey to deliver toys to the children of the world after getting lost in a big snowstorm. Along the way, he receives help from various branches of the military and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Not only does this book describe a beautiful Christmas story, it also teaches the importance of teamwork, kindness, and an appreciation for our military.
Author Michael Keane is a Fellow of National Security at the Pacific Council of International Policy and was formerly a fellow of the U.S Department of Defense’s National Security Education Project. He has authored many books but his book, The Night Santa Got Lost, has brought joy to many homes as it ties in the Christmas spirit with gratitude for our military!
Freddy the Frogcaster Series
Janice Dean (Regnery 2016)
Janice Dean, a broadcast meteorologist at Fox News, writes an endearing tale of a town picnic that might be ruined by an unpredictable storm. Freddy the frog is an aspiring meteorologist who takes the reins to help save the picnic.
Freddy the Frogcasteruses humor along with Dean’s experience with meteorology to allow children to learn about the weather in an engaging way. This book will inspire your children to pursue their passions just as Freddy sought to pursue his passion for meteorology.
And if you enjoy this book - there’s more! Janice Dean has written a couple other books in the series to introduce kids to learning about the weather. Her other books are written about specific weather conditions like blizzards, tornadoes and floods! Be sure to look at Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard, Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane, and more!
Eric Metaxas---Author, Tim Raglin---Illustrator (Regnery 2018)
A long time ago in a kingdom far, far away lived a group of very upset cave people and one very capable caveman who saved them all from the toxic swamp and its toxic swamp creatures. Sound a little familiar? In this new book, masterfully illustrated by Tim Raglin, Eric Metaxas takes readers on a hilarious journey of our forty-fifth president’s shake-up of the Washington establishment.
This fun, lighthearted approach on Donald Trump’s presidency is a much needed escape from the craziness and toxic political headlines of today. Donald is just your average caveman and when the people ask for his help he steps up to the plate, realizing the only way he can help save the kingdom is to DRAIN…THE…SWAMP!