Children's reading lists

Children’s books loved by the Obamas

It’s well known that former President Barack Obama and his family are big readers. Whilst in office, both Barack and Michelle would often read picture books out loud to children at events. We’ve rounded up a selection of stories that have received a big thumbs up from the Obamas.

Picture of books liked by the Obama family on a yellow background
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