Flag Day and July 4th
June 14 is Flag Day in the USA and July 4th marks the anniversary of our nations independence. If your family is like ours, books will play a big part in the patriotic festivities as we remember our history, celebrate our freedom, and honor our flag, our veterans and our country!
I want to share with you a list of our favorite patriotic books and hope that you will add yours in the comments. (For more information, please click on the book covers.)
Flag Day (Robert Nelson) – I love the timeline and flag facts given in this little book! Great for those who are wondering what Flag Day is all about anyway.
F is for Flag (Wendy Chayette Lewison, Barbara Duke) – Simple illustrations and wording explain what the flag means and how it brings us together.
America, A Patriotic Primer (Lynne Cheney, Robin Preiss Glasser) We love to go through the alphabet and discuss these 26 principles on which our country was founded plus lots of fun facts and interesting pictures.
Sweet Land of Liberty (Callista Gingrich, Susan Arciero) – We love Ellis! He is an adorable elephant guide to several of the most important events in America's history.
Land of the Pilgrim's Pride (Callista Gingrich, Susan Arciero) – We rejoin Ellis the elephant as he investigates the founding of our nation beginning with the 13 colonies.
America the Beautiful (Katharine Bates, Wendell Minor) – gorgeous paintings of America coupled with the famous poetry of Katherine Bates.
The Statue of Liberty (Lucille Recht Penner, Jada Rowland) – This story of how the Statue of Liberty was built, gifted and delivered to the USA is interesting and is on a first/second grade reading level, so your child can read to you!
The Great American Time Machine (Majesty Music) – This is not a book (though you can download companion coloring pages) This is a dramatized story adventure (CD or download) with patriotic and character building songs for children. Your children will learn the secret of America's greatness through several short visits back in time with key characters in America's history. My kids know the songs by heart and still beg to hear it again and again!
The Children's Book of America (William J. Bennett, Michael Hague) – This should be on every family's bookshelf! It's full of patriotic readings, poetry, anecdotes, and beautiful illustrations!
For You They Signed (Marilyn Boyer) – More appropriate for upper elementary through high school, but enjoyable for the whole family. This book has enough information for a year long patriotic study, character sketches, family devotions, and more!
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