This weekend, across the United States, well be stepping out to parades, making our first beach trips of the season and barbecuing with family, friends and neighbors. I will be out at our local parade on Monday with my kids watching the local marching band, fire trucks and of course, our Veterans cavalcade through town. While my kids are too young to understand the full meaning of Memorial Day, the patriotism that goes hand in hand with it, allows me to break out some great Red, White and Blue books! Heres a few titles well be reading this weekend: Clifford Sees America O, Say Can You See? LaRue across America Go, Go America And of course, the beautifully illustrated picture book, America the Beautiful: Together We Stand. (Pictured Above) There is also a fantastic list of books about our soldiers for older kids over at our Common Core site that my colleague Suzanne put together, including both non-fiction and historical fiction like the I Survived series. (For parents that dont know I Survived, it is a wonderful way to sneak a little history into your kids reading repertoire.) However you are celebrating, have a sensational weekend!