10 Fourth of July Picture Books

These festive children's books will help your kids celebrate Independence Day.
By Bekki Lindner
Jun 28, 2015



10 Fourth of July Picture Books

Jun 28, 2015

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!

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