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Celebrate the 4th of July with a basket full of patriotic picture books! Each of the picture books in this collection will help you and your little ones celebrate our great nation!
Young readers can read about about the flag, the birth of our nation, our founding fathers and more. They’ll also celebrate with a few of their favorite storybook characters.
Each one of these patriotic books is the perfect addition to your homeschool preschool bookshelf.
Patriotic Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with a great collection of patriotic children’s books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
Red, White, and Blue | Some people call the American flag Stars and Stripes or Old Glory. But did you know that it hasn’t always looked the same
Hooray for the 4th of July | Whoopee—it’s a 4th of July parade! Kids will happily join the celebration as marching feet keep the beat, big brass bands pass the stands, and decorated floats roll along.
The Story of America’s Birthday | Vibrant illustrations paired with the text help to create the connection between the story of the Declaration of Independence and American Revolution and today’s Fourth of July festivities.
America: A Patriotic Primer | This A to Z of America frames the story — and the miracle — of our country.
The 4th of July Story | Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America’s birthday.
Eloise and the Big Parade | Eloise and Nanny are going to a big parade! Come along with them in this fun early reader.
Fourth of July Mice | Hooray! It’s the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start! The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream. The best part comes at the end of the day when fireworks go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM
The Night Before the Fourth of July | It’s the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show.
God Bless Our Country | The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.
F is for Flag | Perfect for reading together with a young child, F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that-in good times and in bad-everyone in our country is part of one great big family.
A is for America | Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!
L is for Liberty | Perfect for reading together with a young child, L Is for Liberty uses simple language and bold illustrations to celebrate the statue, her history, and the freedom she stands for.
Parade Colors | This upbeat and cheerful celebration for baby’s ﬁrst patriotic holidays introduces a variety of colors as readers encounter Uncle Sam, parade ﬂoats, and the American ﬂag.
Curious George Parade Day | There’s nothing like waiting for something special and magical to happen. Today George is waiting for a parade to start! But before it does, this little monkey manages to find—and make—plenty of mischief.
Corduroy’s Fourth of July | Today is the Fourth of July, and Corduroy and his friends are having a fun-filled picnic. Once it’s dark outside, the friends gather to watch an amazing fireworks display.
Which one of these patriotic books for kids will you read first?
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