Books That Celebrate America
Honor America's birthday with fiction and nonfiction that promotes patriotism, encourages reflection, and enlivens history.
Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags
by James Cross Giblin
Learn the who, what, and why of our most patriotic holiday. Recommended for grades 3–5.
The Fourth of July Story
by Alice Dalgliesh
Travel to colonial times for a look at how America earned her independence. Recommended for grades 1–2.
From Sea to Shining Sea
by Amy L. Cohn
Discover America with an anthology of great stories — fact and fiction. Recommended for grades 1–2.
A Journey to the New World
by Kathryn Lasky
Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on the Mayflower in 1620 and their first year in the New World. Find more Dear America titles here. Recommended for middle school.
by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Stephen Alcorn
Tour our nation's landscape with classic poems, maps, paintings, and more that showcase its majesty from coast to coast. Recommended for middle school.
The Scrambled States of America
by Laurie Keller
Get a new perspective on the 50 states in a wacky picture book that explains the origins and personalities of each. Recommended for grades 1–2.
So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St George
Aim for the Oval Office with this comic, Caldecott Award-winning look at the similarities, differences, and patterns of our presidents. Recommended for grades 3–5.
Delight in the classic song with a charming picture book that includes the complete musical notation. Recommended for grades PreK–K.
We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America
by David Catrow
See what the words really mean in this lively look at kids exercising their inalienable rights. Recommended for grades 1–2.