Lives of the Early Presidents provides young readers with short stories of the lives of the presidents from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. The main text is laid out in words of one syllable or segmented in multi-syllable words. Readers get extra help with the meaning of more challenging words through the use of page footnotes. Each story provides a brief look into the childhood of each president, as well as a summary of their work as president. Illustrations are included to give the reader a feel for the life and times of each president.