Looking for a few good 4th of July books to read with your kids? Here are some of our favorites that celebrate patriotism and honor America’s independence.
Whether you’re looking for a history lesson or just a fun read, be sure to check out one of these 4th of July books with your kids!
From board books for toddlers to tales for older readers, there’s something here for everyone!
4th of July Books
Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids on the 4th of July? Why not check out some great 4th of July books!
There are tons of great titles available! These books can teach your kids about the history of the holiday, while also providing some fun and entertaining stories.
Plus, reading together is a great way to bond as a family. So make sure to add some 4th of July books to your holiday plans this year!
Best friends Duck and Frog can’t wait to celebrate the Fourth of July! But they soon realize that Mr. Turtellini, their neighbor, will be spending the holiday alone. Duck and Frog want to help.
They decide to invite Mr. Turtellini and their other neighborhood friends to their holiday picnic. Will Duck and Frog’s kindness make this the best Fourth of July yet?
It's the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks.
Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show.
Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land.
On the Fourth of July, Americans remember the founding of the United States.
On this day, people gather for picnics and watch parades and fireworks.
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Featuring everything from adorable firecrackers to sweet apple pies, You’re My Little Firecracker is a festive story that celebrates the love between a parent and child.
With chunky pages for little hands and endearing text, this board book is the perfect read for the Fourth of July or any time of the year!
It’s happening again! It’s Fourth of July and Bubba and Hannah are decorating for the holiday; except the flags they have been putting out keep disappearing!
Yellow Boy tells Bubba and Hannah about the legend of the Ghost of 1776. This ghost doesn’t want the Fourth of July celebration to happen and will do anything to stop it.
Are they really dealing with a ghost, or is it something else?
Today is the 4th of July, and Corduroy and his friends are having a fun-filled picnic. They eat tasty treats and play games in the hot summer sun. Then it’s time to cool down with a dip in the pool.
Next they take part in an Independence Day parade! Scruffy Pup bangs the drum, Checkerboard Bunny plays the flute, and Corduroy carries the American flag.
Once it’s dark outside, the friends gather to watch an amazing fireworks display.
Hooray! It's the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start!
The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream.
The best part comes at the end of the day when fireworks go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
A responsible little boy who's eager to do his part wakes up joyful and ready to celebrate his favorite day of all.
But there's a lot of work to do--pies to be baked, deviled eggs to be filled--and the boy has lots of jobs to complete before he can enjoy the fun . . . the world's best picnic!
Face painting! A band concert! And then, after what seems like the longest wait ever . . . he can kick back and enjoy the fireworks with the rest of the country.
The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade.
But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.
It's the Fourth of July! Parent and child eagles celebrate America's birthday.
Join the pair as they spend the day surrounded by the red, white and blue.
Along the way, take in a parade, view historical paintings and statues, hit the beach, and enjoy great food at a picnic and barbecue, topping off the day with a colorful fireworks display!
This little book presents the story of the founding of America in words that are simple enough for a toddler to understand.
Vibrant illustrations paired with the text help to create the connection between the story of the Declaration of Independence and American Revolution and today's Fourth of July festivities.
The evening of the Fourth of July was one TIMOTHY the FIREFLY will remember always.
Fireworks were the first surprise of the evening. The way home took on even more excitement and danger again and again.
Oh, for the safety of home!
Heartfelt and humorous questions ponder all of the things that America might be about-the flag, the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty.
Readers quickly learn that America is about more than symbols and monuments. It's a land of freedom and democracy where dreams come true.
Whimsical artwork and rhyming verse will capture children's imaginations as they explore what America means to them.
• Download this free cut and paste Pledge of Allegiance words printable for your kids. They’ll work on fine motor skills while memorizing the Pledge.
• Entertain your kiddos with these fun printable patriotic games for kids! These are great for road trips and hot summer afternoons!
• Sensory play is a crucial part of child development. This patriotic playdough sensory kit encourages imaginative play and language development, while developing fine motor skills and building nerve connections in the brain. But most importantly, it’s fun!
• Kids will love these handmade, 4th of July themed play dough party favors. Kick off Fourth of July with this cute, lightly scented set! Sensory play doh is the perfect gift for boys and girls alike!
PATRIOTIC MOVIES FOR KIDS
I love incorporating videos into our lessons and activities whenever possible. They’re a great way to break from the books and worksheets that typically fill our lessons.
I also save them for rainy days or sick days that may crop up during the unit. Here are a few fun ideas for kids:
• This is America, Charlie Brown – From the voyage of the Mayflower to the bold exploration of outer space, join the Peanuts gang as they take you on a timeless journey through American history!
• Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero – A stray dog joins his master on the battlefields of World War I in this fact-based animated story.
• We Sign Patriotic Songs – Features American Patriotic songs that are not only sung, but are also performed with American Sign Language, ASL.
We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day, surrounded by family and friends, enjoying all the festivities and traditions that make this holiday so special.
And most importantly, we hope you take some time to read some of these great patriotic books with your kids!
What are your favorite 4th of July books? Let us know in the comments below.