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Liberty Porter, First Daughter (Liberty Porter, First Daughter #1)

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Meet Liberty Porter.

She's a regular nine-year-old girl with a lot going on. First of all, her dad has just started a new job. And she has to move to a house in a new city. Oh, and the really big thing? Her dad? His new job is president of the United States. That's right. So the house is the White House, and the city is Washington, D.C. That means Liberty Porter is going
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kyla Forte
This book is about when liberty porter was the first daughter to go to the white house. She was mad cause she had to leave her school to go t the white house. Liberty took her school to see the white house and they were asking a lot of question and then they started to hate that Liberty was going to live in the white house and have all this fun. Liberty told her mom the things she wanted in the white house house so she basically used everyone and she has this plan to acted like an adjent
Olivia Amann
Oct 23, 2012 Olivia Amann rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very good!!! The theme was also very intersting. I thought it was very easy putting myself in the character and it was also a lot of fun. I would like to be the presidents daughter like she was! In the book the White House had all sort of cool rooms like, a huge movie theatre,a choclate factory, and many more!!! Read it,it is very good!!!!!!!
Cassie
Jun 14, 2011 Cassie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
his book was just as good as the first. I advise you to read the first one before you reaad this one.
Savindi
Nov 15, 2011 Savindi rated it it was amazing
good book its about a girls life it is much different than ours read it
Sydney
Jul 13, 2006 Sydney rated it it was amazing
i like this book because its full of adventure in the white house.
Erika
Mar 28, 2012 Erika rated it it was amazing
is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristi Bell
Dec 07, 2016 Kristi Bell rated it really liked it
This book should be for elementary aged kids. Cute book about Liberty Porter, a girl whose father has become the President of the United States. Littered through this book are little known facts about previous presidents.

Sex: none
Violence: none
Language: none
Lisa W.
Dec 14, 2009 Lisa W. rated it liked it
Shelves: tween
Liberty Porter, 9-year-old Af-Amer daughter of the newly sworn in President, explores the White House with a friend and and Secret Service agent on Inuguration Day. Good for likes of Junie B, Amber Brown, Judy Moody.

School Library Journal™ - 10-01-2009
Gr 2-4-It's nine-year-old Liberty Porter's first official day at the White House. Her dad is being inaugurated as President of the United States and she is beyond excited. She wants to be the best First Daughter ever. It doesn't take long, howe
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Awesomegirl12(ara1)
Oct 17, 2012 Awesomegirl12(ara1) rated it it was amazing
The book that I read was liberty Porter First Daughter. It was a good book because the author was trying to tell you what it felt like to be new at something, that was a really good thing to do.The genre of this book is fiction because alot of it could really happen in real life. One of my weakness is that I should have went back in the book and reread if I did not understand it and that was not smart of me. This book takes place In Washington D.C and in the White House those are the two places ...more
Renee
Apr 09, 2011 Renee rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 3rd-5th
3.5 "If your father is about to become president of the United States, there are a few things you might want to know. 1. Inauguration Day is the day a new president starts the job. 2. Riding in the backward seat of the limo to Inauguration Day seems really cool. But it actually can make you kind of sick to your stomach. 3. And then if you ask your dad to switch seats because you are feeling sick, don't forget that you put something on the seat next to you: a congratulations card that you decorat ...more
KayLee J.
I recently finished Liberty Porter by Julia DeVillers. This book starts with Liberty Porter moving into the Whitehouse. Her dad was just elected president and now she wants to make her move in the White House. The tone of this book was upbeat and happy, making me feel that way too. But of course every story has a problem and in this case it was Liberty's problem, was a problem named Miss Crum. Miss Crum, the President's chief of staff seemed to always make sure Liberty never did anything awesome ...more
Katie
Jul 30, 2016 Katie rated it it was ok
I hated this book, but it gets a second star because I can see the appeal for some kids. There's no plot, no substance, no anything, but there are lots of factoids about presidents and the White House, and they are presented in a way that would be accessible to kids. Otherwise, the writing is terrible. I've never seen so many exclamation points. Also, Liberty and her parents are black, but we only know that because of the illustrations. It never comes up in text. It'd be nice if I didn't get the ...more
Ryan Sias
Dec 06, 2011 Ryan Sias rated it it was amazing

Last week I was at a get-together and met Julia DeVillers. She was super nice and had the best stories, but I had never read any of her books! So I got "Liberty Porter, First Daughter" and I’m happy to say it was as awesome to read as Julia was to meet.

It stars a girl whose father has just been elected President. The story is about the day they move into the White House. Liberty is a great character, full of quirkiness and fun. She knows a lot of strange facts about the White House, which I gr
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Bobby Simic
Dec 09, 2009 Bobby Simic rated it it was ok
Liberty Porter's father has been inaugurated as President of the United States, and her family has just moved into the White House. On her first day there, Liberty explores her new home with her dog Franklin and her new friend James while her very own Secret Service Agent, SAM, follows in tow.

Reality and the actual logistics of Liberty's unique situation barely make an appearance in this novel. In their place are plenty of exclamation points and "Awesomes" as the precocious protagonist learns of
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Abby Johnson
Nov 21, 2009 Abby Johnson rated it liked it
Why is third-grader Liberty Porter so excited? Well, because her dad was just elected President of the United States, making her First Daughter! You'd be excited, too. Liberty can't wait to see her new room in the White House, learn what her secret service code name will be, and get started on the most important project of her life - being a great First Daughter!

The writing was okay and there's not much of a story, but this will please young girls (and boys) who are fascinated with Sasha and Mal
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Ellie
Eh. I did this book for Mother-Daughter based on a girl in the club's recommendation. There wasn't much plot, and the author used way too many exclamation points, but there were fun factoids for kids about other presidential kids. While the pictures of Liberty in the book's art may lead you to believe this book is about Barack Obama's daughters, it's not. The president has no political affiliations at all and there is literally no political discussion. I'm hoping that our book club can see that ...more
Alyssa Calhoun
Liberty Porter's dad just took a new job: President of the United States. This whole book describes the family's first day of living in the White House. Liberty goes on all sorts of adventures through the White House and meets a lot of people. She also causes some trouble, though she has good intentions. The next book in the series picks up after this first day.

Third and fourth grade girls would like this book, especially if they have an interest in the White House or past presidents. The book i
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Sandra Stiles
Nov 11, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grades
First, I have to say that this is the first book I have read by this author. For the age I teach I believe they will find most of it immature. However, I can think of one or two students who are still immature enough to like it. Libby’s father has just become President and she sees this as an adventure that she must live up to. She is definitely not dull. At times I felt she was too over the top. Once you accept the fact that this was written more for the fourth grader than the sixth through eig ...more
Kayla Grant
Jun 05, 2014 Kayla Grant rated it it was amazing
This book was a great book because it was entertaining and a really funny book.
This nine year old has seen a lot of things but she has now witnessed something new which is her father being the president of the United States. She is known as the first daughter which makes her feel special. Her father even gets the secret service men to follow her everywhere but she doesn't feel welcomed on her first days of school. Liberty understands her importance but at school, she wants to be a normal perso
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Sarah
Oct 24, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 5th and 6th girls
I loved this book so much you have to read it. It is a great story about a girl who became the first daughter and is trying to get the hang of thing. she is loving the white house and trying to represent the children and future of the country, she is also trying to be the secret assistant of the president. through out the book a bunch of action happens and she does a lot of crazy things, that might get her into a little trouble. Its a realistic fiction. Mrs.Bailey has a copy in her class room bo ...more
Salsabrarian
It's inauguration day for the new President Porter. Newly minted First Daughter Liberty is enthusiastically exploring the White House, her new home, and giving all visitors a warm welcome. But can her secret agent man SAM and chief of staff Miss Crumm keep up with her antics? Liberty is wildly exuberant, reflecting the excitement of living in such a famous place. Kids will pick up on this exciting fantasy and learn a few fun facts about real First Children that Liberty shares with her new friend ...more
Alex
Nov 08, 2013 Alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidsbooks, strips
Cute and fun this is one of those books that makes you smile. Following the life of Liberty whose father is now the President and what being the first daughter means. She is starting a new school and life is already different for her and she is trying to be nice and accommodating to everyone in her class. She is extraordinarily diplomatic and tries her hardest to be a friend to all.

This is a great story for girls second grade to fourth, it really wouldn't appeal to boys or anyone fifth grade on
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Laura
Jan 09, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
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Paige
Jan 06, 2011 Paige rated it it was amazing
Aside from this being a truly enjoyable and fun read... I'm a bit partial to this book since I illustrated it. ;)

Still, take it from me...it's fun, funny, and sweet too. Julia DeVillers creates a fun-loving character in Liberty Porter...and through her, your child can imagine how life might be like for a kid in the White House. As a bonus, some interesting, real-life Presidential and White House factual tidbits are shared as well!
Hannah
Oct 19, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it
The book Liberty Porter First Daughter by Julia Devillers tells the story about Liberty Porter whos dad just became president and is experiencing a new life in the White House. I thought the character in the novel had a great personality.The best part of the book is when she went in desized as a boy to see the White House as a real person.Overall, I thought the book was amazing but would recommend for people who like books that are not real. ...more
Beatrice Lin
Jan 09, 2012 Beatrice Lin rated it really liked it
It was a pretty good book. She's a girl who is very smart and is now the president's daughter.
My favorite part in the book was when everyone at her school went to her house (the White House) to play. They all played in one of the fancy rooms and slipped and slid on the floors since it was so slippery.

It seems like a lot of fun things happen in the life of the president's daughter that you wish could happen in your life.
Amanda
Oct 26, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
This is cute and harmless. The narrator uses a lot of slang and exclamation points, which feels a little forced - I wish DeVillers had just written the whole thing in first person. This book capitalizes on the popularity of Sasha and Malia and offers a trite but entertaining story of grade-school hijinks. The kids approve, so I do too.
Britney Orozco
Nov 18, 2016 Britney Orozco rated it really liked it
The book Liberty Porter First Daughter by Julia DeVillers tells the story about Liberty and her parents moving into the White House. She gets new pets and figures out her way in her new house. Overall, I thought the book was quite interesting. I couldn't stop reading the book it was so good. (that's weird for me because I really don't like reading.)


Shawna
This is a cute book for younger students (I'm thinking 3rd-4th grade). It was a quick read, and included plenty of interesting facts about the White House and the 1st families that have lived there. I am more into young adult fiction, so I did not love it, but I think elementary students would enjoy Liberty Porter.
adrienne member
Jan 14, 2012 adrienne member rated it liked it
i can believe i ever read this book. first of all it was a child's book basically and it was super boring. did not satisfy my needs but i had to finish it because i always have to finish the books i get even if they are suckish because you never know if they will turn out good. but this book did not turn out good but i was went though with it.
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