This summer, teach your kids about patriotic holidays with this collection of picture books about the 4th of July. Perfect for read-alouds and independent reading.
The 4th of July is more than just fireworks and parades. It’s also a great time to teach your readers about the meaning of the holiday.
You can discuss our country’s freedom. You can also read books about national symbols such as the Bald Eagle, American flag, Statue of Liberty, and more.
Picture Books About the 4th of July
Fill your book basket with a great collection of 4th of July picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country – The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.
The Story of America’s Birthday – This little book presents the story of the founding of America in words that are simple enough for a toddler to understand.
Corduroy’s 4th of July – Today is the 4th of July, and Corduroy and his friends are having a fun-filled picnic. They eat tasty treats and play games in the hot summer sun. Then it’s time to cool down with a dip in the pool.
The 4th of July Story – What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades? Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists’ desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
Red, White, and Boom! – It’s the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America’s birthday BOOM!
Apple Pie 4th of July – Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a surprising lesson.
Fourth of July Mice! – Hooray! It’s the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start! The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream. The best part comes at the end of the day when fireworks go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Red, White and Blue – Some people call the American flag Stars and Stripes or Old Glory. But did you know that it hasn’t always looked the same? Read this Level 3 reader, and you will find out all about the history of the American flag.
Independence Day – Colorful photos and very simple nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own as they take an in-depth look at traditions and festivities on the Fourth of July.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Set off your 4th of July fireworks celebration with this Fourth of July Mini Play Dough Kit! These kits make the perfect summer gifts for boys and girls alike!
This patriotic Tic Tac Toe game set is the perfect patriotic gift! Great for a class gift, stocking stuffer, or birthday party favor!