Kids Fourth of July Books that Excite

kids Fourth of July books

Growing up, the Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday of the year. My birthday is that same week and I was sure that the fireworks and parties were just for me.

But being that it was my birthday, I’m certain I missed the sentiment of the holiday being the birthday of the United States.

Now, as a mom, I embrace the opportunity to teach my kids about the history of the country and to get them as excited about the holiday as I am.

At MarbleSpark, we think these five kids Fourth of July books are just the right mix of history and fun.

kids Fourth of July books

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Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus

Author Sarvinder Naberhaus, an Indian-American immigrant, and illustrator Kadir Nelson, a New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott-winning artist, collaborate on this simple, but powerful patriotic tribute to America’s history and people. It has a message of freedom, unity and strength and celebrates the hope and diversity of the United States.

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Americana Adventure by Michael Garland

Search-and-find books are some of my kids’ favorites. In Americana Adventure, Tommy, star of the bestselling Look Again series, awakes on July Fourth to find a note from his eccentric Aunt Jeanne, promising a spectacular surprise if he unravels clues she has hidden for him.

Search for hidden coins, spell out hidden words and look for the presidents in this cross-country trip that celebrates the history, culture, sports, food and sites of the USA.

kids Fourth of July books

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Fourth of July by Emma Carlson Berne

Explore the Fourth of July in rhythm and rhyme with this lively book from author Emma Carlson Berne, who has written a number of historical and biographical books for children. As a bonus, the book comes with a CD and online music access that will get your kids in the spirit of the holiday.

kids Fourth of July books

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Red, White and Boom by Lee Wardlaw

Get ready for the Fourth with catchy rhymes and bold, patriotic illustrations. This book revels in all of the different ways to celebrate the holiday, as well as the many cultures and traditions that make up the United States. Perfect for the youngest readers.

kids Fourth of July books

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The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing

This book is the 20thtitle in the best-selling The Night Before series and is the ideal holiday read for preschool-age kids. Parades, barbecues, and fireworks—this book captures all of the fun.

Celebrate History

Friends, family, fireworks, parades, popsicles and staying up late–the kids always look forward to the Fourth of July.

We think these kids Fourth of July books celebrate that excitement and are also the perfect way to prepare them ahead of time for some of the traditions (i.e. loud fireworks that can sometimes scare little ones).

We hope these books will ignite a spark for reading and for learning about history for years to come.

For other summer reading ideas, check out some of our other recent posts including “Tips to Make Summer Reading Fun”and “5 Inspiring Travel Books for Kids.”

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