There are many great aspects to holidays, from spending quality time with families and friends, to enjoying great food, fun, and fellowship. Meanwhile, somewhere in the midst of all the amazing festivities lies an opportunity to entice and expose kids to great holiday books. We use holidays as magnets to attract kids to books and reading. Kids love holidays and more often than not will welcome the idea of reading and learning about them. In light of that, here is a list of 20 highly recommended 4th of July titles to read with your kids over the 4th of July holiday week.
We’ve included a wide range of titles and reading levels to appeal to a variety of age groups. Some will educate. Others will entertain. Many will inspire. All will get the kids reading. As always, we love to hear your thoughts on books. What are some of your favorite July 4th reads for kids. You may leave a comment or two.
The Fourth of July Story (Author) Alice Dalgliesh (Illustrator) Marie Nonnast
God Bless America (Author) Irving Berlin (Illustrator) Lynn Musinger
F Is for Flag (Author) Wendy Cheyette Lewison (Illustrator) Barbara Duke
4th of July Mice (Author) Bethany Roberts (Illustrator) Doug Cushman
American the Beautiful (Author) Katharine Lee Bates (Illustrator) Chris Gall
Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July (Author) Kathy Whitehead (Illustrator) Pablo Torrecilla
Hats off for the Fourth of July (Author) Harriett Ziefert (Illustrator) Gus Miller
Let Freedom Ring! (Publisher) Parragon Inc.
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence (Author) Judith St. George (Illustrator) Will Hillenbrand
The Story of America’s Birthday (Author) Patricia A. Pingry (Illustrator) Stacy Venturi-Pickett
The Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Author) Patricia A. Pingry (Illustrator) Nancy Munger
America : A Patriotic Primer (Author) Lynne Cheney (Illustrator) Robin Preiss Glasser
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the united States (Author) David Catrow
I, Too, Am America (Author) Langston Hughes (Illustrator) Bryan Collier
Fourth of July Bear (Author) Kathryn Lasky (Illustrator) Helen Cogancherry
Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck (Author) Katie Clark (Illustrator) Amy Huntington
A is for America (Author) Tanya Lee Stone (Illustrator) Gerald Kelley
Apple Pie Fourth of July (Author) Janet S. Wong (Illustrator) Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Betsy Ross and the American Flag (Author) Kay Melchisedech Olson (Illustrator) Anna Maria Cool
The Milo & Jazz Mysteries: The Case of the July 4th Jinx (Author) Lewis B. Montgomery (Illustrator) Amy Wummer
By: Dawn Hoff, Book Kids