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"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read."

— Abraham Lincoln

An 1864 Mathew Brady photo depicts President Lincoln reading a book with his youngest son, Tad, which may be the first photo of a President reading with a child.

Dondino, Read To Me Foundation President at the Lincoln memorial in Des Moines, Iowa

President Bill Clinton

Clinton reading with a child in Chicago, September, 1998

Romanian children greet President and Mrs. Bush upon their landing in ... trips abroad where she witnessed how literacy benefited children in poorer nations

Laura Bush has had a love for books and reading since childhood, and her life and education have reflected that interest. First Lady Laura Bush shares her love of education and books with 5th graders in Des Moines

President George Bush visiting a wounded US soldier and reading with the soldiers wife and child

Dondino (Read To Me Foundation President) and Shawn Johnson(2008 Olympic gymnastics Team Member and winner of the 2009 season 8 Dancing with the Stars,dancing partner Mark Ballas)

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