Fourth of July

For people living outside the United States the Fourth of July does not really mean much. In the United States this day is very special indeed ,and it is celebrated with parades, parties, readings from the Declaration of Indepence, firework shows, and more. Join in the pagentry of this day by reading one or more of these books. You might want to also take a look at the American Revolutionary War feature and the America's Famous Documents feature.
America: The Making of a Nation

America: The Making of a Nation

Charlie Samuels
Illustrator:  Sally Launder , Michael Woods , Tom Connell 
Nonfiction pop-up book
For ages 9 to 12
Little Brown, 2008   ISBN: 978-0316031707
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Judy Moody Declares Independence

Judy Moody Declares Independence

Megan McDonald
Illustrator:   Peter H. Reynolds 
Fiction  Series
For ages 6 to 9
Candlewick Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-0439860741
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The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America

The Declaration of Independence: The Words that Made America

Illustrator:  Sam Fink 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 and up
Scholastic, 2002   ISBN: 978-0439703154
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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Independence Day with Parades, Picnics and

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Independence Day with Parades, Picnics and

Deborah Heiligman
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426300745
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D is for Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet

D is for Democracy: A Citizen’s Alphabet

Elissa Grodin
Illustrator:  Victor Juhasz 
Nonfiction and Poetry Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1585362349
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The 4th of July Story

The 4th of July Story

Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator:  Marie Nonnast 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 1995   ISBN: 978-0689718762
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The Journey of the one and only Declaration of Independence

The Journey of the one and only Declaration of Independence

Judith St. George
Illustrator:  Will Hillenbrand 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0399237386
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ABC of America

ABC of America

Kim Bellefontaine
Illustrator:  Per-Henrik Gurth 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 4
Kids Can Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1553376453
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America The Beautiful

America The Beautiful

Robert Sabuda
Novelty Book
For ages 4 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689847448
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Fourth of July Mice

Fourth of July Mice

Bethany Roberts
Illustrator:  Doug Cushman 
Picture Book
For ages 2 to 4
Clarion Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0618313662
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One Nation: America by Numbers

One Nation: America by Numbers

Devin Scillian
Illustrator:  Pam Carroll 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2002   ISBN: 978-1585360635
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McDuff Saves the Day

McDuff Saves the Day

Rosemary Wells
Illustrator:   Susan Jeffers 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 5
Hyperion Book CH, 2005   ISBN: 0786856750
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Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic

Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic

Teresa Bateman
Illustrator:  John O'Brien 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Holiday House, 2001   ISBN: 978-0823417841
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Eloise and the Big Parade

Eloise and the Big Parade

Lisa McClatchy
Illustrator:  Tammie Lyon 
Fiction  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-1416935230
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A is for America

A is for America

Devin Scillian
Illustrator:  Pam Carroll 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2001   ISBN: 1585360155
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