See How They Run                            

See How They Run:
Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes,
and the Race to the White House
Illustrated by Elwood H. Smith
Bloomsbury Children's Books

Ages 8 and up
Available in hardcover, 96 pages
ISBN-13 978-1599902852
Available in paperback, 96 pages
ISBN-13 978-1599901718

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Ready, Set…ELECT!

Everyone is discussing the presidential election—on TV, in class, over the dinner table.  Lots of talk, but what does it mean?  See How They Run explains our country’s most important decision-making process—VOTING.  And how and why kids might want to get involved.  Democracy is serious business, but you can laugh and learn at the same time.

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Featured in Scholastic Book Fairs

“I vote for this book for every classroom.”  Joanna H. Kraus, Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, The Oakland Tribune

“I myself happily disappeared behind the book’s covers for a good hour, discovering what I never knew about presidential history and the Electoral College.”  Peter Neumeyer, The Boston Globe

“This witty ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ style book uses easy-to-understand examples to explain nearly every aspect of the voting process.”  The New York Post

"Informative, entertaining, and timely, this is a fine example of how well-conceived humor can make a potentially complicated topic not only more appealing, but also more comprehensible and even inspiring." --School Library Journal 

“It’s election time again; and, just in time to explain it all…comes a wonderful new work of nonfiction from the unstoppable team that brought us The Truth About Poop and Gee Whiz. After much ado about body functions, it’s only fitting that these two geniuses would try their hand at politics, right?”  Michelle Charles, Kid’s Book Corner, WHDD AM radio 1020


"Many primary and intermediary teachers often ask...for suggestions regarding civics materials…See How They Run is the perfect supplement." -- University of Virginia, Center for Politics