70967: George Washington George Washington
By Cheryl Harness / Random House, Inc

It has been 200 years since George Washington died, but his story is more important than ever. His sacrifices for his country made him a legend, but who was this complex and valiant man? Cheryl Harness uses her lively writing style and richly detailed watercolors to bring the man behind the monument to life.

You'll smell the "hot blood and smoke" as George dodges bullets in the French and Indian War, sense his "purple fury" at soldiers who ran from battle early in the Revolution, shiver as he leads his army across the icy Delaware, and shout "Long live George Washington" as he is sworn in as President of the United States. But you'll see another George, too: A man who loved to dance, listen to his granddaughter play music, and entertain friends at his beloved Mount Vernon.

Love of liberty compelled George Washington to serve his country. Was he always sure he could do the job? Not at all! But he had to try.

03971: Meet George Washington Meet George Washington
By Joan Heilbroner / Random House, Inc

George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong, fair in judgment, and respected by his friends as a good leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies--and he didn't like it. George was chosen to lead their army as its general. And when the colonies won their freedom, George was elected to lead the new nation as its first president.

38031: George Washington (Beautiful Feet Books) George Washington (Beautiful Feet Books)
By Ingri D'Aulaire / Beautiful Feet Books

In "George Washington," the d'Aulaires form a glowing pageant of colonial life in their depiction of our first president. From the little boy George, growing up on a Virginia plantation, through his schooling and his life on the Mount Vernon estate, this book details the experiences which brought Washington to lead the struggling colonies through a revolutionary war to freedom. Young readers will be inspired as they learn how little George Washington grew up to become the "Father of His Country." This oversized book is beautifully illustrated. Recommended for ages 4 to 11.

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George Washington, Leading a New Nation
by Matt Doeden, Cynthia Martin (selected pages)

George Washington,An American Life
by Laurie Calkhoven (selected pages)

Childhood of Famous Americans - George Washington
by Augusta Stevenson (selected pages)

George Washington, First Biographies
by Barbara Knox (selected pages)

George Washington, Farmer, Soldier, President
by Pamela Hill Nettleton (selected pages)

George Washington,Photo Illustrated Biographies
by T. M. Usel (selected pages)

A Picture Book of George Washington
by Alexandra Wallner, John C. Wallner (selected pages)

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George Washington headquarters, Valley Forge
George Washington Bridge
Statue of Washington in New York City
Statue of Washington in Boston
A closer view of the statue in Boston
Heald Square monument in Chicago
Washington Square in Philadelphia