Independence Day books (and songs) for kids!

June 23, 2010

The 4th of July has always involved fireworks, watermelon, American flags, and patriotic songs for me. My dad used to always blast a collection of patriotic tunes through the house on July 4th, so I grew up loving these songs.

I've shared these patriotic songbooks before, but I thought I would mention them again because we love them so much. They are all illustrated by Todd Ouren. We were able to find all of them at our library.

I like these books because they are beautifully illustrated and are familiar songs to me. We like to sit together and just sing them as we turn the pages. I find that the illustrations engage Juliet in a way that me singing the song on my own just can't.

America: My Country 'Tis of Thee (Patriotic Songs)

America: My Country 'Tis of Thee

When Johnny Comes Marching Home: A Song About a Soldier's Return (Patriotic Songs)

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

America the Beautiful: A Song to Celebrate the Wonders of America (Patriotic Songs)

America the Beautiful

Yankee Doodle (Patriotic Songs)

Yankee Doodle

You're a Grand Old Flag: A Jubilant Song About Old Glory (Patriotic Songs)

You're a Grand Old Flag

The Star Spangled Banner (Patriotic Songs)

The Star Spangled Banner

Juliet and I are going to try our hand at some Independence Day crafts over the next few days, so hopefully, we'll have something fun to share with you next week. At the very least, we will have a craft fail to share, but I'm hoping for some good results!

Do you have any favorite Independence Day books to share?


Ana Degenaar said...

I love 4th of July!

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Katie Bug said...

I just came across your blog from We Are That Family's WFMW, and I love it!
I taught kindergarten for 6 years, and it was always so much fun to read patriotic songbooks to my students. I also like reading The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan.

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