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Fourth Of July: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Fourth of July?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to Fourth of July. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about Fourth of July.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about Fourth of July, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo! to popular sellers like Talking T. Rex to some of our favorite hidden gems like And Then Comes Summer.

We hope this list of kids books about Fourth of July can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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And Then Comes Summer
Written by Tom Brenner & illustrated by Jaime Kim
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season. Tom Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.

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Astrid and Apollo and the Soccer Celebration
Written by V. T. Bidania & illustrated by Dara Lashia Lee
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

At the Hmong July Fourth Soccer Festival, Astrid and Apollo are excited to join their dad as he watches his favorite soccer team compete. But when they have to babysit their little sister, Eliana, too, they don’t know what snack she keeps asking for. To keep her from crying, they buy almost everything they see at the festival. Will they end up with a whole stroller full of yummy food?

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July Jitters
Written by Ron Roy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

It’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! <BR>July is for Jitters… <BR>In the seventh book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - the mayor is having a special Fourth of July contest; the person whose pet has the best Independence Day costume gets to be mayor for a day! Bradly, Brian, Nate, and Lucy transform Polly the pony into Thomas Jefferson and Pal the dog into the Declaration of Independence. But when the pet parade rolls around, the animals are nowhere to be found! Maybe they have stage fright. Can the kids find their dressed-up pets and calm them down betfore the Fourth of July fun begins? <BR>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are pefect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

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Pie Is for Sharing
Written by Stephanie Ledyard & illustrated by Jason Chin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends. Pie is for sharing. It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course. A tree? What about time? Through the course of one memorable Fourth of July picnic, Stephanie Ledyard and Jason Chin take young readers through the ups and downs of sharing in this lovely picture book.

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Talking T. Rex
Written by Ron Roy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!

Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries(R) have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

T is for T. Rex . . . It's the biggest mystery yet! The kids' friend Jud brings a surprise to Green Lawn--a giant talking, moving T. rex statue! This touring T. rex will help raise funds for a dinosaur museum. But after the show, Jud's money disappears. Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose track down the cash and solve this prehistoric pickle?

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  • The Night Before the Fourth of July - The twentieth title in the bestselling Night Before series is the perfect summer treat!

  • Red, White, and Blue and Katie Woo! - As Katie, her parents, and friends celebrate Independence Day with a parade, games, a picnic, and fireworks, the few things that go wrong do not interfere with their fun.

  • Hoorade Day! - It is the Fourth of July, and a young girl and her parents are off to see the town’s big parade–Hoorade Day! Boosted up on daddy s shoulders, the girl excitedly waves to her family members in the parade and joyfully describes each section. From the bleats and bangs of the marching band to the graceful twirls of the ribbon dancers, the little girl spots it all, reciting simple, rhyming cheers that complement the bright illustrations of the diverse community on each page. Narrated in jolly, lively verse, Hoorade Day! celebrates the birthday of a nation founded on principles of unity and hope. It will delight children and adults alike, keeping them smiling to the very last page.

  • My Fourth of July - A young boy and his family celebrate his favorite day, Independence Day, by seeing a parade, having a picnic, watching a talent show, and enjoying fireworks.

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Curious George: Parade Day
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

There’s nothing like waiting for something special and magical to happen. Today George is waiting for a parade to start! But before it does, this little monkey manages to find–and make–plenty of mischief. When the fun gets a little out of control, George must save the parade . . . but will it mean he misses a spectacular end to the day? Each spread features a short poem and the fun tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers!</p>

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