Family Book Festival: Duck for President {Guest Post from Cool Mom & Neighbor Girl}

Family Book Festival Time!

Family Book Festival

With the winter doldrums kicking in and families getting restless from being trapped indoors, we thought this would be a perfect time to create a Family Book Festival. And what better way to create a list of books to include in our  Family Book Festival is to ask fellow writers, authors, and bloggers for their favorite childhood book favorites along with some matching activities.

So throughout the month of February, we will be enlisting the help, thoughts, and opinions from our participants on what books they remember the most from childhood, and what books are family favorites now.  My thought is that this compilation of books, favorite reads, and activities will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but a sweet walk down memory lane for parents that will last the whole month of February.

This week we have the “dynamic duo” joining us! Christine {Cool Mom} and Felicia {Neighbor Girl} from Stanley & Katrina: Pet Authors are joining in on the Family Book Festival with their book pick Duck for President. Read more about Cool Mom, Neighbor Girl and even Stanley and Katrina HERE.


Family Book Festival



Title: Duck for President

Author: Doreen Cronin

Illustrator: Betsy Lewin

Year Published: 2004

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages: 32

Age Level: 4-8 years+

Summary: Join Duck as he exchanges the rigorous chores of the farm for the duties of farmer, Governor, President and author. A fun way to introduce the election process to young children.

Scholastic Page:

FAVORITE BOOK GROWING UP/Favorite book to read together:

Neighbor Girl enjoys reading so very many books, as you can see in this video. How was she able to narrow it down to just one?


We had fun creating a Printable Activity Book for Duck for President. Neighbor Girl highly recommends the website

We also created a fun {and free!} Duck for President activity book for everyone to enjoy here:




 Stanley (author) is a three-year-old black Labrador/Rottweiler mix who does his best to ignore Katrina. He enjoys snow, attention and turkey.

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (author) is an eight-year-old grey tabby cat who loves her toy mouse. She enjoys treats, naps and bossing the dog around. Katrina also enjoys using big words and shares her Words of the Week with free printables and a video.

  Neighbor Girl is the ten-year-old human who knows Stanley & Katrina the best. She assists them with everything. Neighbor Girl loves writing, reading, acting, singing, reading, gymnastics, doodling, reading, ice skating, painting, reading, doing computer stuff, oh… did we mention reading? Her first book is The Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. You may visit her characters online at The pets get excited when humans follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Google+.  Neighbor Girl’s latest creative project is organizing the D.I.R.T. Kids.

  Cool Mom is Neighbor Girl’s mother and personal assistant when she needs  help. She is also the  web administrator and social media manager for Stanley & Katrina. Visit her hobby project


Be sure and stop by the Stanley & Katrina: Pet Authors blog and see what other fun they are cooking up.

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  1. Thank you so much for inviting us to the Family Book Festival. We enjoyed getting this post together. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. OK, this was GREAT! First of all, I LOVE Cool Mom, Neighbor Girl AND Stanley & Katrina 🙂 Getting to see photos of you, plus the video—big bonus 😀 Felicia, you had some great picks for favorite books there. I’m totally with you on a lot of them (very big fan of Sandra Boynton), and I’ve always loved Betsy Lewin’s artwork. Great blog post, gang!

    P.S. I finally got a copy of THE PERPETUAL PAPERS OF THE PACK OF PETS 😉

  3. thanks for sharing, this is a great book to keep on our “to read list”

  4. Hi! I’m joining you from the Kid Lit Blog Hop today. What fun! We just checked out “Duck for President” this week from the library! Thanks for these great ideas to make reading it together even more enjoyable.
    Happy Reading! Hilary at Wholesome Reads

  5. WHO wouldn’t vote for Duck? He’s AWESOME!!

  6. Thanks so much for joining us for the Kid Lit Blog Hop! Tweeting and Pinning!!

  7. Who wouldn’t want a duck for president?

  8. Family Book Festival is such an awesome idea!
    Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    • JumpIntoABook says:

      Thanks for stopping by katie 🙂 The Family Book Festival is so fun for us to offer. Such great books ideas!

  9. So, so glad this post got shared at Booknificent Thursday! I love the layout of your site, especially your banner! I hope to see you often at Booknificent Thursday!!


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