So today at 4 pm for K-5 and families, we are having a four days early 4th of July celebration ( because like most public places, we will be closed on the 4th since is a federal holiday).
Here are some books for celebrating our Nation's birthday ( 235 this year, standing strong):
- Journey of One and Only Declaration of Independence- Judith St. George: In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. But would you believe this important piece of parchment had more homes than a traveling circus? Find out in this incredible story.
- On the Day the Tall Ships Sailed-Betty Paraskevas: Follow a bald eagle as he flies in the sky as ships of all shapes and sizes sail into New York Harbor on Independence Day.
- Happy Birthday, America- Mary Pope Osborne: Join a young boy and his family at a small town American celebration with a pet parade, fireworks, and more.
- Revolutionary War on Wednesday- Mary Pope Osborne: Using the Magic Tree House, Jack and Annie travel back in time the American Revolution and help General George Washington cross the Delaware River.
- Judy Moody Declares Independence-Megan McDonald: After befriending an British girl and learning about the American Revolution during a trip to Boston, Judy Moody decides to write her own Declaration of Independence in hopes of getting more freedoms, like her own bathroom and a higher allowance.
- Meet Felicity-Valerie Tripp: Nine-year-old Felicity rescues a horse from a cruel owner in Williamsburg in 1774.
- Yankee Doodle America- Wendell Minor: Learn about the American Revolution through the alphabet.
- Jake Johnson: Story of a Mule- Tres Seymour: Poor Farmer Puckett! His new mule refuses to move an inch and the fireworks need to be delivered to the town. Is the 4th of July celebration doomed?