20 Must-Read 4th of July Books for Kids


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-4th-of-july-story The Fourth of July Story  (Author) Alice Dalgliesh (Illustrator) Marie Nonnast

4thJuly1God Bless America (Author) Irving Berlin (Illustrator) Lynn Musinger

4thJuly3  F Is for Flag (Author) Wendy Cheyette Lewison (Illustrator) Barbara Duke

4thJuly2 4th of July Mice (Author) Bethany Roberts (Illustrator) Doug Cushman

ab_cover American the Beautiful (Author) Katharine Lee Bates (Illustrator) Chris Gall

looking for uncle louie Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July (Author) Kathy Whitehead (Illustrator) Pablo Torrecilla

Hats Off 4th of JulyHats off for the Fourth of July (Author) Harriett Ziefert (Illustrator) Gus Miller

Let Freedom Ring3Let Freedom Ring! (Publisher) Parragon Inc.

The_Journey_of_the_one_and_onlyThe Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence (Author) Judith St. George (Illustrator) Will Hillenbrand

Story of Americas BDayThe Story of America’s Birthday (Author) Patricia A. Pingry (Illustrator) Stacy Venturi-Pickett

star spangledThe Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Author) Patricia A. Pingry (Illustrator) Nancy Munger

America Patriotic PrimerAmerica : A Patriotic Primer (Author) Lynne Cheney (Illustrator) Robin Preiss Glasser

We the KidsWe the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the united States (Author) David Catrow

I Too Am AmericaI, Too, Am America (Author) Langston Hughes (Illustrator) Bryan Collier

4th of July BearFourth of July Bear (Author) Kathryn Lasky (Illustrator) Helen Cogancherry

grandma_truckGrandma Drove the Garbage Truck (Author) Katie Clark (Illustrator) Amy Huntington

A For AmericaA is for America (Author) Tanya Lee Stone (Illustrator) Gerald Kelley

ApplePie4thJulyApple Pie Fourth of July (Author) Janet S. Wong (Illustrator) Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Betsy Ross Betsy Ross and the American Flag (Author) Kay Melchisedech Olson (Illustrator) Anna Maria Cool

milojinx350 The Milo & Jazz Mysteries: The Case of the July 4th Jinx (Author) Lewis B. Montgomery (Illustrator) Amy Wummer


By: Dawn Hoff, Book Kids