Fourth of July will be here soon and this is a great time of year to share books about the holiday, patriotism, and America’s history with children. There are so many wonderful patriotic books for kids to choose from! I found several beautiful picture books and even a few chapter books to share with you. I hope you find something your child will enjoy.
Patriotic Books for Kids of All Ages
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Patriotic Picture Books
Young readers will enjoy working their way through the alphabet with F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison.
In Red, White, and Boom, author Lee Wardlaw uses simple rhyming language to describe how children all of America celebrate Fourth of July.
Illustrator Chris Gall pairs the original words of Katharine Lee Bates with gorgeous images to bring life to the classic America the Beautiful.
A family prepares for a fun day, full of Fourth of July traditions in The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing.
Children can learn all about our country’s history and government in the beautifully illustrated ABC book, America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney.
Younger children can celebrate our nation’s birthday with an old friend in Corduroy’s Fourth of July by Don Freeman.
In It’s Not About You, Mrs. Firecracker, author Soraya Diase Coffelt shares the history of the Fourth of July in way young children will understand.
In The Flag We Love , author Pam Munoz Ryan uses patriotic verse to share the history and traditions of our nation’s flag.
Beginning readers will enjoy celebrating the holiday with the Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts.
Eloise and the Big Parade by Kay Thompson would be a perfect Fourth of July story for beginning readers.
The history of Lady Liberty comes to life for early readers in The Statue of Liberty by Lucille Recht Penner.
Patriotic Chapter books
Fans of the Calendar Mysteries can help solve the group’s latest mystery when the animals disappear right before the Fourth of July pet parade in July Jitters by Ron Roy.
Author Ron Roy is back with another mystery series, this time highlighting famous Washington, D.C. locations. Will the president be found in time in Kidnapped at the Capital?
Katie and her friends celebrate a red, white, and blue day in the early chapter book, Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo! by Fran Manushkin.
Do you have a favorite children’s book about patriotic holidays? Let us know in the comments below!