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.

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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?

 

our favorite library books of the week

APRIL 30, 2010

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This week’s Feed Me Books Friday theme is songbooks–which you know are one of my favorite kinds of books. However, I don’t think I can say any more than I already have in my post about 100 songs to sing with your child!

There are seriously a ton of songbooks listed in that post and they are divided into various categories such as nursery rhymes, folk songs, religious songs, etc.

So, instead of repeating what I’ve already suggested, I thought I would share a few books that we’ve enjoyed this week.

Doctor Meow's Big Emergency (Whoops-a-Daisy World)
Dr. Meow’s Big Emergency

This book was the most requested read this week. Dr. Cat is busy tending her patients at the hospital when she gets a call that Tomcat has broken his arm. She rushes to help him. The story tells of Tomcat’s recovery and his decision to “never do anything silly again.” (Which is what got him into the broken arm situation in the first place!) If your child likes stories about doctors, then I think he or she will love this one.


Mrs. Goose's Baby
Mrs. Goose’s Baby
This is the funny story of a goose who raises a baby chicken. Only she doesn’t know he’s a chicken. But EVERYONE else does. Ben read this with Juliet first, so by the time I got around to reading it, I was startled at the end when Juliet yelled out the words on the last page, “MRS. GOOSE’S BABY WAS A CHICKEN!!”  and then laughed delightedly. This is a fun one. Great for younger children, too.

Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books)
Millions of Cats
Okay, so this one is a little weird, but we like it. An old man goes to a hill of millions of cats to pick one out to be his pet. He can’t decide because they are all so beautiful, so he brings them all home. His wife doesn’t know what they will do with millions of cats and eventually, the little furballs get hungry. So then they EAT each other up! (Yes, you read that right. Remember I told you this one was a little weird?) But one little cat doesn’t get eaten and he becomes the old couple’s pet. Like I said, sounds weird, but try it. You might like it. We did.



So what are you reading?