Whether you're looking for books for Fourth of July or just want to celebrate America and promote the American spirit, these patriotic books for kids will help learn about American history and give them a dose of American pride.
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Red, White and Blue: The Story of the American Flag by John Herman - A great picture book to read to your students to educate them about the history of the American flag.
Hooray for the 4th of July by Rick Brown - Kids will enjoy this book as they read about a fun 4th of July parade.
The Story of America’s Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry - A simpler book about America’s history, but it will be more focused on the Declaration of Independence rather than the flag.
America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney - A very unique and educational ABC book where each letter represents a word that describes America.
What Does It Mean to Be American by Rana DiOrio - A book that tells about the traits every American has (and to be proud of).
God Bless America: The Story of an Immigrant Named Irving Berlin by Adah Nuchi - This is a wonderful book about the person who wrote the song “God Bless America”. His family moved to America, the land of opportunity and hope. From these gifts, he gave back to America through a song.
Davy Crockett: A Life on the Frontier by Stephen Krensky - This is the life story of Davy Crockett. Although it may have some tall tales mixed in, it still pretty much focuses on the true-to-life parts.
America is… by Louise Borden - This book best portrays the different sights you’ll see, different places to be, different values you’ll learn, and different people to meet when you are in America.
Red, White, and Boom! By Lee Wardlaw - This is similar to “Hooray for the 4th of July”, but rather than focusing on the parade, this shows the full 4th of July celebration.
If I Were President by Catherine Stier - A fun book that shows what a president can do in the White House and what kind of duties they have.