The 4th of July is one of my favorite days of the year. For our family, the 4th is all about fireworks, root beer floats, a BBQ, and lots of time spent together. This year, as you wait for the sky to darken, snuggle up with a 4th of July picture book. Make reading as integral to your celebration as sparklers and s'mores!
Here are 10 fantastic 4th of July picture books to get you started. As you prepare to celebrate America's birthday, select a few of these books and add storytime to your holiday plans.
Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong
The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing
Happy Birthday, America by Mary Pope Osborne
Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence by Judith St. George
Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman
Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert
Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts
The Story of America's Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry
The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh
These titles are perfect for kids in preschool through 3rd grade.
Have fun celebrating this year! If you have another great 4th of July read, make sure to join the conversation and leave your suggestion on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page. Have a safe and happy 4th everyone!