Monday, July 2, 2012

Independence Day Books for Kids

When you think about the Fourth of July, chances are you probably think about barbecues, family reunions, ceremonies, parades, concerts, and, of course, fireworks. However, there's another way to celebrate Independence Day. Whether you will be spending the holiday at the beach, the campgrounds, or grilling in your own backyard, now is the perfect time to learn more about America's favorite summertime event...the 4th of July!

If you have ever wondered about the signing of the Declaration of Independence or who sewed the first American flag, then a visit to your local library is in order. Your library is filled with books about Independence Day trivia, facts, and stories. Check out a selection of both fiction and nonfiction books for kids today.  

My top picks for nonfiction books for kids include:
  1. The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh
  2. The Making of America by Robert D. Johnston
  3. Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags by James Cross Giblin
  4. The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
  5. Independence Day Crafts by Mary Berendes

My top picks for picture books for kids include:
  1. Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts
  2. Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong
  3. Corduroy's Fourth of July by Don Freeman
  4. A Fourth of July on the Plains by Jean Van Leeuwen
  5. Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July by Kathy Whitehead
Happy 4th of July everyone!

Note: The free clip art used on this post was found at Graphics Hunt.

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