As general of the Continental Army and the first president of the United States, the life of George Washington has been documented, analyzed, venerated, and criticized throughout literature. Fortunately, there are some great children's books for teaching and sharing about the life of George Washington with kids. Here, we've compiled a list of the best kids books about George Washington. Are you looking for a story to read aloud with your child to answer the question, "Who was George Washington?" We've included some fun picture books about George Washington that might be the perfect option, like "A Picture Book of George Washington" and "George Did It." Do you have a reader starting into chapter books who wants to learn more about the first president? Short summary biographies like "I am George Washington" by Brad Meltzer and "Who was George Washington" by Roberta Edwards could be good options. Our list covers three book types: board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for young readers from babies to toddlers. Picture books are great to read aloud with children from toddler to early elementary age. Chapter books are great for elementary through early middle school tween readers. Enjoy your reading about Washington, and let us know what you would add to the list.