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 Available in some locations

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

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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