Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Book Tuesday: Patriotic Reading for kids

Well, in honor of our patriotism week, I thought for book Tuesday, we'd look at some books and websites that teach kids about American patriotism, and in particular about the 4th.

Here are a few books:

The Story of the Fourth of July. By Alice Dalgliesh.   The publisher says of the book: "Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday."
















Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags by James Cross Giblin. The publisher describes the book: "This spirited look at our national birthday explores the stories behind the familiar symbols of the Fourth of July and tells how they have come to be associated with the holiday. It will make the Fourth of July more meaningful for readers young and old."














Independence Day: Birthday of the United States by Elaine Landau.


















Each of the above titles is available at the public library. The PG county system also has a special section on holiday books, including the 4th of July, here: http://catalog.pgcmls.info/polaris/Children/default.aspx?catid=5.


If you're looking for good websites, check out these two:


http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/


http://holidays.kaboose.com/july4-why.html


That's it for today.


-Hyattsville Mom

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