CRRL Kids: Independence Day

The 4th of July
The 4th of July By Goeller, Dorothy (Book - 2011 ) 394.263 Go Available in some locations

Annotation:Red, white, and blue are the colors of our flag that waves over the many activities on the Fourth of July . Perfect for guided and independent reading.

Beat the Drum, Independence Day Has Come
Beat the Drum, Independence Day Has Come Poems for the Fourth of July (Book - 1993 ) 811 Be Available in some locations

Annotation:Celebrated author Lee Bennett Hopkins & award-winning illustrator Tomie de Paola have teamed up to celebrate the birth of our country with a bang! Words & pictures invite young readers to join the fun of picnics & fireworks as imagined by poets such as Aileen Fisher, Carl Sandburg, & Lucille Clifton.

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence By Landau, Elaine (Book - 2008 ) 973.313 La Available in some locations

Annotation:"Statistics and facts about the Declaration of Independence. Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative- 'Words to Know' glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary. 'Learn More' section encourages independent study. Index makes navigating subject matter easy."

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence By United States (Book - 2002 ) 973.313 Un Available in some locations

Annotation:The text of the Declaration of Independence is accompanied by illustrations meant to help explain its meaning. Suggested for ages 9 - 13

Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags
Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags By Giblin, James (Book - 1983 )

Annotation:Traces the social history behind America's celebration of Independence Day and explains the background of such national symbols as the flag, the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, and Uncle Sam.

The First Independence Day Celebration
The First Independence Day Celebration By Allen, Kathy (Book - 2010 ) 394.2634 Al All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In the United States, the Fourth of July means picnics, parades, and fireworks. But it wasn't always so. The First Independence Day happened during a time of war. Here's the story.

Fourth of July Mice!
Fourth of July Mice! By Roberts, Bethany (Book - 2004 ) FICTION Rob Available in some locations

Annotation:It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!

The Fourth of July Story
The Fourth of July Story By Dalgliesh, Alice (Book - 1995 ) 973.3 Da Available in some locations

Annotation:Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday.

Give Me Liberty!
Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence By Freedman, Russell (Book - 2000 ) 973.313 Fr Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.

The Hatmaker's Sign
The Hatmaker's Sign A Story By Fleming, Candace (Oversize Book - 1998 ) FICTION Fle Available in some locations

Annotation:To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.

If You Were There in 1776
If You Were There in 1776 By Brenner, Barbara (Book - 1994 ) 973.3 Br Available in some locations

Annotation:Demonstrates how the concepts and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence were drawn from the experiences of living in America in the late eighteenth century, with emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.

Independence Day
Independence Day By Aloian, Molly (Book - 2010 ) 394.2634 Al Available in some locations

Annotation:What is Independence Day? -- Ruled by Great Britain -- Declaration of Independence -- Early celebrations -- Making speeches -- Decorations -- The American flag -- Picnics -- Parades -- Songs and music -- Baseball -- Fireworks -- Take a trip!

Independence Day
Independence Day By Gore, Willma Willis (Book - 1993 ) 394.2 Go All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Describes the origins and past and present celebrations of Independence Day.

Independence Day
Independence Day By Nelson, Robin (Book - 2003 ) 394.263 Ne Available in some locations

Annotation:A brief introduction to the history of Independence Day and how and why it is celebrated. Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson The Story of A Mule By Seymour, Tres (Book - 1999 ) FICTION Sey Available in some locations

Annotation:Kindly Farmer Puckett has always hauled a wagonload of fireworks to the town's Independence Day Social. His no-nonsense wife has always worn her holiday hat. But the year the farmer acquires a humongous new mule to do the hauling, all traditions are out the window. "

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain By Forbes, Esther (eBook - 2011 ) FICTION For Check availability»

Annotation:A young apprentice silversmith growing up in Boston during the Revolutionary War becomes involved with such patriots as Hancock, Otis, and Samuel Adams.

Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July
Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July By Whitehead, Kathy (Book - 2005 ) FICTION Whi Available in some locations

Annotation:"It's the Fourth of July, and Joe and his mother have come to watch the big parade. They join the crowd that lines the street. People are talking and laughing and joking. But 'where is Uncle Louie?' Joe wonders."

Remember Betsy Floss
Remember Betsy Floss And Other Colonial American Riddles By Adler, David A. (Book - 1987 ) 793.7 Ad Available in some locations

Annotation:An illustrated collection of humorous riddles about American colonial life and the Revolution. Suggested for ages 8 - 12

Star-spangled Crafts
Star-spangled Crafts By Ross, Kathy (Book - 2003 ) 745.5 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides instructions for creating a variety of crafts with patriotic themes, including a firecracker lapel pin, flag mosaic, American eagle magnet, fireworks trinket box, Liberty Bell favors, and more.

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? By Fritz, Jean (Book Plus CD - 2005 ) 9.21 Hanco Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.

Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle By Chalk, Gary (Book - 1993 ) 782.42 Ch Available in some locations

Annotation:Original verses to "Yankee Doodle" depict such events from the American Revolution as the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, and the battle of Saratoga. Includes the traditional version of the song. Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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