6 Patriotic Books to Read with Your Child this Independence Day

Finding the right books for your preschooler can ensure the right start in the world of reading. Colorful characters and easy-to-read text can inspire your child to explore historical events and patriotic themes on Independence Day and throughout the year. The experts at Discovery Point have compiled a list of six of the best books with a patriotic theme to share with your child this Fourth of July.

George Washington and the General’s Dog
(Step-into-Reading, Step 3)
by Frank Murphy; illustrated by Richard Walz

One of the most charming stories of the American Revolution is brought to life in an easy-to-read format your preschooler will enjoy. George Washington finds a lost dog on the battlefield. When he discovers the identity of the owner, his next action will surprise and delight animal lovers of all ages.

The Fourth of July Story
by Alice Dalgliesh; illustrated by Marie Nonnast

From the ringing of the Liberty Bell to the end of the Revolutionary War, this book covers all the basics of the founding of the United States. Some elements are fictionalized to provide added interest for younger children. Overall, however, the text and pictures offer a clear picture of the circumstances and challenges faced by colonists in America and the triumphs that led to the birth of a new nation.

Independence Day
(Rookie Read-About Holidays)
by Trudi Strain Trueit

The colorful photographs and easy-to-read text make this a perfect choice for children who still enjoy hearing stories read aloud. Your preschooler will learn the history of the holiday as well as the traditional methods for celebration. The convenient pronunciation guide can provide added help for beginning readers and can allow this book to grow with your child well into his or her elementary school years.

Judy Moody Declares Independence
by Megan McDonald; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

When her family takes a trip to Boston, Judy Moody learns all about the issues that sparked the Revolutionary War and begins a quest of her own to gain more independence from her parents. This fun-to-read book can provide hours of entertainment for your preschool child and can provide real insights into the concepts and principles behind the war for independence. For younger children, this book may be an ideal selection for story time with a parent or older sibling.

Who Was Betsy Ross?
by James Buckley; illustrated by John O’Brien and Nancy Harrison

An in-depth look at the life and times of the woman who is credited with sewing our nation’s first flag, this book provides context for her actions and offers a look at the role of women during the Revolutionary War. From early childhood to her work on behalf of the colonial army, Betsy Ross is brought to life in the pages of this intriguing and easy-to-read book.

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides
by Rosalyn Schanzer

A refreshing new perspective on the Revolutionary War, this book compares the views of the British government with those of the colonists to provide a balanced look at the circumstances leading up to the Declaration of Independence. Appropriate for reading aloud to preschoolers, the format may also provide a first introduction to analytical thought and discussion for younger readers.

At Discovery Point, we deliver the most appropriate educational materials for every child in our care. Our personalized approach to learning allows your child to shine in the academic environment and ensures that he or she achieves the highest degree of success during every day at a Discovery Point facility.

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