Fourth of July Reads for Children

Red White and Boom by Lee Wardlaw. It’s the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America’s birthday BOOM!

No Time for Flashcards
Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong is an awesome book. I am always awed by authors who can tackle complicated “adult” issues in the pages of a children’s book successfully. In this case the issue is first generation identity and immigration, at least that’s my take. The little girl in this book is sulking around her parent’s store on the 4th of July. They are busy making Chinese food for customers she is sure won’t come, she wonders who would want Chinese food on such an American holiday?

Fourth of July, Sparkly Sky (Sparkle ‘n’ Twinkle Books) 

Fourth of July Sparkly Sky by Amanda Haley. Fireworks burst and flags fly. It's our country's birthday -- the fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July Jenny Sweeney by Leslie Kimmelman.
It's the 4th of July and all over town, people are getting ready. Jenny Sweeney gives her dog, Rags, a bath, Mike the fireman polishes the firetruck, and Mayor Swanson works on her speech. All the preparations lead up to the big parade and a night of bright fireworks. It's a great day. "Happy Birthday, USA!"

Celebration by Jan Reish Thomas The members of Maggie's African-American family--aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmother, and all--get together in the backyard to celebrate the Fourth of July with a picnic, jump rope, sparklers, noisy games, and a host of fun-filled activities."

I Pledge Allegiance by June Swanson
The book begins with the 1880s as Henry Ford is building a buggy that runs on gasoline and electric lights coming into homes. Most of the pages contain a paragraph with a matching image, such as the skyscraper that stood eleven stories high being built in Chicago. Next the frontiers were becoming States. In 1888 there was a children's magazine called, the Youth's Companion that was delivered weekly through out the United States. " It was filled with adventure stories"

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Anonymous said...

Well this comes a bit late, donchya think? Would have been good information like on Wednesday to be able to get the books for today. :/