June 25, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day with these Fun Patriotic Books for Kids!

Barbecues, apple pie, watermelon, and fireworks–these are just a few of the things that many folks enjoy on the Fourth of July. All of these are fun ways to celebrate, but there's nothing like reflecting on the true meaning of the holiday by honoring the Independence of our nation. 

There are plenty of ways for children to learn about the United States. Reading age-appropriate books that focus on American history is a wonderful way to go! Here are some recommended reads just in time for Independence Day!

A classic book that tells of the history and heritage of our country, and what Independence Day is all about.


A Fun hardcover picture book that offers the ABCs of the United States.


A collection of historical information to teach children why the U.S. Constitution was created.

You just got to love the Little Golden Book collection! Little ones will receive a lesson on the history of the American flag and it's significance.

An adorable little board book created to teach even the youngest of children all about Independence Day.

Another nice option for younger child. Follow Henry the bear around as he visits some of the most notable landmarks in the United States.

This is a simple and straight forward book that teaches children the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a nice little learning tool for kids.

A fantastic children's book that covers our National Anthem and includes descriptive illustrations to highlight the song, as well as other neat features such as a Francis Scott Key's original manuscript and even sheet music.

Follow around adorable woodland creatures as they thank God for all of the blessings and wonders of our country.

Part of the Night Before series this book almost resembles the traditional Night Before Christmas story–Twas' the night before, only this one is about prepping for all of the Independence Day festivities the next day.

I couldn't miss adding one from our favorite bear family. Join them as the cubs learn all about what Independence Day really means. 

A fantastic resource that covers tons of fun facts about each of the fifty states. This is perfect for extracurricular reading or as a lesson supplement for U.S. geography. There are even a few hands-on activities included. 

Includes plenty of fun, hands-on activities such as crosswords and decoder puzzles.

Join Corduroy the bear and the rest of the toy gang as they celebrate Independence Day.

I had to throw in one of our U.S. History favorites.This is actually an entire series of books (five total), but I am counting it as one selection here. I definitely recommend reading them all! These are chapter books that combine fictional characters with true events that had occurred. From the first settlers to the Revolution, these books will offer children a fun way to learn about American history

A great early reader book for younger children that explains the symbolism of the American flag.

Children can learn all about the history of the American Flag.

From sea to shining sea! We love the illustrations in this book. The story takes readers on a journey to share what America really is.

We love the What Is/Who Is series. This one looks back on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the turn of events surrounding it.

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Susan Evans said...

Patriotic books are so fun to read this time of year. We did the Constitution activity book from Dover last year, and it was really good.

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

Those are all great books. The animal ones look cute! I've read several of these in the classrooms I've subbed in.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

So glad to hear that, Brenda! :-) I hope you have a Happy 4th of July!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I totally agree, Susan! So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the Constitution activity book. It's a really good one! :-)

kewkew said...

What a great selection of patriotic books. I wish I had thought ahead and put some on hold for this week. Though we do have Red, White and Blue, plus The 4th of July Story as they came with our My Father's World Adventures in US History curriculum. Of course, we also have the Rush Revere books, but we have two other chapter books we are reading through right now.
Anyhow, thanks for sharing this great collection. Your post is one of the featured posts on this week's Littles Learning Link Up. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting, Karen! It's always fun to link up and see what everyone else is up to. It's nice to have a good stash of books at home that's readily available for certain occasions. The Rush Revere series is fabulous! I have perused the My Father's World U.S. History package, and they do have a great selection of books for the occasion. You can never have too many books! :-) Thank you, again, for the feature! I hope you and your family have a happy Fourth of July!