There are the best books about the 4th of July. Some are educational ones and others full of great crafty ideas.
Kids Activities Blog loves to see kids learning about America’s Independence Day so we hope your child will enjoy this special collection of books.
Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols by James Cross Giblin. Read about the symbols that we associate with the Fourth of July and how they came to be.
The Story of the Star Spangled Banner by Patricia Pingry. Great book for ages 4-8. Your child will read about the how Frances Scott Key was so moved by the sight of the American flag flying in the morning after the Battle of Baltimore that he wrote a poem that is now our national anthem.
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Independence Day: With Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks by Deborah Heiligman. Learn about the nation’s Independence Day with narratives, recipes, and fun for all.
The Declaration of Independence (True Books) by Elaine Landau. An entertaining and educational book for elementary children. Lots of great info with colorful pages and sidebars. Includes information to find out more including great websites for kids.
BEST BOOKS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY
The Fourth of July Story by two time Newberry Award winner Alice Dalgliesh. A full color story that brings America’s birthday alive for children.
Paper Crafts for the 4th of July (Paper Craft Fun for Holidays) by Randel McGee. 48 pages of fun craft ideas for kids.
Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts. A cute story about the Holiday Mice taking part in all of the Fourth of July holiday fun.
The Case of the July 4th Jinx (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) by Lewis B. Montgomery. Part of the fun Milo and Jazz Mystery series, this book investigates why weird and crazy things are happening at the local July 4th fair.
BEST BOOKS FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Independence Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) by Trudi Strain Trueit. A simple Scholastic book that includes 4th of July traditions, games, meals, and more.
Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz. A great insight to King George of England and his role leading up to and including the American Revolution.
The Declaration of Independence from A to Z by Catherine Osornio. A great alphabet book that highlights events of America’s Independence through each letter of the alphabet.
The Declaration Of Independence: The Words that Made America by Sam Fink. This is a wonderful little book that includes the actual words of the Declaration of Independence along with illustrations to help explain the meaning behind the words.
MORE KIDS ACTIVITIES
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