Get Ready to Celebrate with Fourth of July Books


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.


Paper Crafts for the 4th of July

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.


Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo!

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!


Happy Fourth of July!

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.


Fourth of July Fireworks

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.


Fourth of July Mice!

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.


The Great Cake Bake

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…


Crankee Doodle

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!


The Night before the Fourth of July

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!


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