Get Ready to Celebrate with These
Fourth of July Books
The 4th of July is in 3 weeks. Do you have plans for celebrating? Picnics and parades? Family and fireworks? Whatever you plan, these books will give you information on what it’s all about and ideas for how to make it a great day.
by Randel McGee
Make an American Flag Pennant, a Liberty Crown, A Stars and Stripes Paper Chain, and 5 more crafts. The directions are clear and patterns are provided in the back pages.
by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Katie invites her friends Pedro and JoJo for a 4th of July party at her house. Their games and food are all red, white, and blue. As so are they, by the end of the party!
by Alex Appleby
Each double-page spread in this early reader has a simple sentence (The Fourth of July is a great holiday!) and a photo of kids celebrating.
by Patrick Merrick
This book tells all about the history of the holiday and how it is celebrated. It gives lots of information about fireworks—why we have them, what they are, and how they are made. Similar books:
Red, White, and Boom!
by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Huy Voun Lee (sorry, no link)
Lively rhymes and pictures show a range of fun Fourth of July activities—parades, picnics, the beach, and fireworks.
by Bethany Roberts, illustrated by Doug Cushman
In simple rhyme and lively pictures, a mouse family celebrates the Fourth of July. They parade, eat, play games, have an all-round great holiday.
by Helen Ketteman, illustrated by Matt Collins
Donna Rae loves contests—really loves them. When she hears about the Fourth of July cake contest she gets all fired up. Cakes 1 and 2 are spectacular but have big problems. Will cake number 3 win the prize? These cakes are pretty amazing…
by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Cece Bell
What if a Patriot and his pony were hanging out on a summer afternoon? What if the horse wants to go to town? What if the Patriot gets cranky about going to town? Well, you’d get a funny story about the Yankee Doodle song! Written by the author of the Origami Yoda books (I love them!), this is a perfect book to read aloud in a cranky voice!
by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Amy Wummer
Dressed in red, white, and blue, a family goes to the Fourth of July parade, throws a backyard party with neighbors, gets rained out for a while, and watches fireworks. This book series, based on The Night Before Christmas is always fun.
Have a great Fourth of July!