Best Children’s Law & Crime Books

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1. My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Author: by Shana Corey
24 pages

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Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers! This Little Golden Book is a compelling introduction to an inspiring woman, written for the youngest readers.

From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman-and the first Jewish woman-to be a United States Supreme Court Justice.

This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents! Look for these other Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed.

2. What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?)

Author: by Michael C. Harris
Penguin Workshop
112 pages

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Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning.

He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country’s ties with Britain and announce a new nationThe United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official.

Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.

3. Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Author: by Patricia Brennan Brennan Demuth
112 pages

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You’ve probably seen her on T-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos. Now that famous face graces the cover of this Who Was?Book. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker always spoke her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women’s rights when few others did.

She gained attention for the cases she won when arguing in front of the Supreme Court, before taking her place on the bench in 1993. Author Patricia Brennan Demuth answers all the questions about what made RBG so irreplaceable and how the late Supreme Court justice left a legacy that will last forever.

4. What Is the Constitution? (What Was?)

Author: by Patricia Brennan Demuth
Penguin Workshop

‎ 112 pages

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We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story-arguments and all-of how the United States Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787-four years after the American War for Independence-the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America.

Today it’s easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers-fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states-argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues-those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones-and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen.

5. Chasing King's Killer

Author: by James L. Swanson
Scholastic Press
384 pages

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An astonishing account of the assassination of America’s most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L.Swanson. NAACP Image Award NomineeChicago Public Library Best Book of the YearKirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year* “[James L.

Swanson’s] masterful work… Reveals, in gripping style, how one individual can impact history.” -Booklist, starred reviewIn his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights – with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches.

But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King’s life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King’s life. As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books Chasing LIncoln’s Killer and “THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!”, Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.

6. A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution

Author: by Betsy Maestro
48 pages

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When America declared its independence in 1776, the new republic’s journey to become one unified nation had just begun. Here is the unforgettable story of fifty-five Americans and the Constitution they created in 1787 to give the struggling new government a foundation that has held ever since.

With accurate historical information, this 48-page nonfiction picture book tells why and how the Constitution of the United States was created. A More Perfect Union includes a map and back matter with a table of dates and a summary of the Articles of the Constitution.”A simple, attractive, informative book about a milestone in American history.

The simplest and most accessible history of the Constitution to date.”School Library Journal

7. We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

Author: by David Catrow
Puffin Books
32 pages

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Brush up on the Preamble to the Constitution with this patriotic picture bookand have a couple of good laughs while you’re at it! A long time ago some smart guys wrote the Preamble to the Constitution. You have probably read it before, but do you know what it means?

And did it ever make you laugh?Now it will! Perfect for inspiring discussion in classrooms and around kitchen tables, this fun-filled and cheerfully illustrated look at the Preamble provides an accessible introduction to America’s founding ideals for citizens of all ages.

Includes a glossary of terms and a foreword by the artist.”This zany, patriotic paean offers kids lighthearted but meaningful incentive to reflect further on the relevance of those ‘big words’ and ‘big ideas.'”Publishers Weekly

8. Lincoln's Grave Robbers (Scholastic Focus)

Author: by Steve Sheinkin
Scholastic Inc.
224 pages

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A true-crime thriller – the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body. Reissued in Scholastic Focus, with an exciting new cover. The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd.

Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln’s body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd – and $200,000 in cash.

From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between them. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service.

9. I Want to Be a Police Officer (I Can Read Level 1)

Author: by Laura Driscoll

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For the child who says, “I want to be a police officer when I grow up!” And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being a police officer. Police officers help to keep people safe. Did you know that there are many different ways to be a police officer?

Join Eva as she meets Officer Green and the other officers at Town Safety Day. With this story blending narrative with nonfiction elements, readers meet police officers who protect people, investigate crimes, and even work with trained dogs. I Want to Be a Police Officer is part of a new I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers.

This Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

For anyone looking for books about community helpers for kids, the I Can Read My Community books are a great choice. The books are bright and upbeat and feature characters who are diverse in terms of gender, race, age, and body type.

10. The Little Book of Government: (Children’s Book about Government, Introduction to Government and How It Works, Children, Kids Ages 3 10, Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade)

Author: by Zack Bush
39 pages

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The Little Book of Government (Children's Book About Government, Democracy, Laws, The Constitution, How Our Government Works, and The Three Branches of Government for Kids Ages 3 10, Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade)There are so many things to know about GOVERNMENTnot only what it is, but why it is so important.

And it is all explained in The Little Book of Government. This book for children provides a basic and easy-to-understand introduction to government and the role in plays in our society. Important concepts like democracy, freedom, and lawmaking are explained, along with an introduction to the role the Constitution plays in our government as well as our nation’s three branches of government.

With fun text, engaging illustrations, and interactive questions that make the reader think about the role government plays in their own lives, The Little Book of Government will become an essential title in every school and home library. The Little Book Of series introduces young kids to a wide range of ideas, activities, values, and emotions.

11. I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World)

Author: by Brad Meltzer
Dial Books
40 pages

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Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great-the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.

Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

This volume features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. From her home in the Bronx to law school, Sonia Sotomayor was always driven by her love of learning and her commitment to justice. With the support of her loving family and supportive mentors, she pursued a career in law and proved there’s no limit to what someone can accomplish.

12. My Dog Mattis

Author: by Mark Tappan
31 pages

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“My Dog Mattis” is Mark Tappan’s first book about his celebrity K9 dog Mattis. Mark and Mattis have been a team for over 5 years. Mark is a 15 year veteran with the police force and Mattis is the most highly decorated dog in the department’s history.

Mark has always seen dogs as a great bridge to connect law enforcement and the people they serve. They have grown their following on social media to millions. They are focused on using their platform to bring people together with fun and creative posts while giving insight into the special bond between a handler and K9.

They appeared on the inaugural season of America’s Top Dog on A&E winning episode four and coming in a narrow second in the Champions Episode. That led to appearances on Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends and in studio hosts on LivePD.

13. Shh! We're Writing the Constitution

Author: by Jean Fritz
Puffin Books

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Go behind the scenes at the Constitutional Convention, thanks to award-winning author Jean Fritz’s words! This factual gem that’s written with Newbery Honor author Jean Fritz’s humorous touch chronicles the hot summer of 1787 where fifty-five delegates from thirteen states huddled together in the strictest secrecy in Philadelphia to draw up the constitution of the United States!

Includes a copy of the Constitution and those who signed it!”An informative, interesting, and immensely readable account of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 … An excellent choice for introducing young readers to the complexities of the constitution.”School Library Journal

14. I Escaped Amazon River Pirates

Author: by Scott Peters
126 pages

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15-year-old Nick battles pirates, gators, and jungle storms when he’s separated from his parents on vacation. The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us. From multi-award winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters comes a wild escape based on true tales of recent Amazon River pirate attacks.

When river pirates attack their ferry in the middle of the night, Nick escapes on a surfboard, along with his family. But the Amazon’s wild currents separate Nick from his parents. One minute they’re together, the next, he’s lost in a deadly rainforest filled with piranha, jaguars, alligators, and giant anaconda.

Worse, he’s got angry pirates on his tail and a box of stolen gold. Talk about a family trip gone wrong! He wishes they’d never left California. A massive jungle storm hits and he’s forced to build a makeshift cover of leaves and branches.

As the days pass and he delves deeper into the jungle, Nick must use all of his smarts to survive. Can he find his parents before the pirates find him first? Can he ever hope to escape the Amazon rainforest?

15. The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

Author: by Sarah Miller
336 pages

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With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.

In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden.The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby.

Most of what is known about Lizzie’s arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets underway, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges.

With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippingsand, yes, images from the murder scenereaders will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. A School Library Journal Best Best Book of the YearSure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere.


Top Secret: Spies, Codes, Capers, Gadgets, and Classified Cases Revealed

Author: by Crispin Boyer
192 pages

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Oh, didn’t realize you were leaving behind a trail of evidence? You will after you read this book! In fact, you’ll know all the tricks of the spy trade, get the scoop behind sleuthing, and discover all kinds of skills, like how ninjas walked on water.

You’ll read about cold cases and hidden places, cool disguises and wicked surprises, menacing mysteries, undiscovered histories, and so much more! From the world’s most elite spy agencies to the coolest spy gadgets of today and the most spine-tingling conspiracies and covert cover-ups ever, this book is jam-packed with everything that’s allowed to be revealed.

You’ll get to take a crack at codes that leave even the world’s most elite code breakers totally stumped, get behind-the-scenes access to how movie magic really happens, take a sneak peek at the world’s most covert recipes, unravel the tricks magicians use to astonish their audiences, and get up close with the world’s most mysterious places.

With tongue-in-cheek “How to Be a Spy” activities, you and your friends will get to put your budding spy skills to the test. And when you’re all done … Don’t forget to wipe this book for prints and store it safely with your secret stash.