Memorial Day Reading List From Holidays Central

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Memorial Day 2013

We love to wear our RED, WHITE, AND BLUE and say a huge THANK YOU to all the families that have had a loved one give his or her life for the freedom we and our future generations appreciate. Reading books that teach our kids what our freedom cost is crucial for them to gain understanding of America’s history and develop an attitude of gratitude instead entitlement or complacency. Here are some great children’s book suggestions taken from Holidays Central.

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Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in the month of May, is an American federal holiday that commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Teach young children about Memorial Day through military themed books that are developmentally appropriate.


Here is our Memorial Day reading list:

Ages 3-5

Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding and Alexandra Artigas (Apr 1, 2004)

Memorial Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays) by Jacqueline S. Cotton (Mar 2002)

The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) by Eve Bunting and Ronald Himler (Aug 24, 1992)

Let’s Get Ready for Memorial Day (Welcome Books: Celebrations) by Lloyd G. Douglas (Mar 2003)

Memorial Day (Holidays and Festivals (Heinemann Paperback)) by Rebecca Rissman (Sep 1, 2010)

Memorial Day (First Step Nonfiction) by Robin Nelson (Jan 1, 2003)

Ages 6-8

Memorial Day (Our Nation’s Pride Set 2) by Karen Latchana Kenney and Judith A. Hunt (Jan 1, 2011)

Memorial Day (Holidays, Festivals, & Celebrations) by Trudi Strain Trueit and Ronnie Rooney (Aug 1, 2007)

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven and Mike Benny (Oct 31, 2011)

Memorial Day (Holiday Histories (2nd Edition)) by Mir Tamim Ansary (Jan 15, 2007)

Memorial Day (True Books: Holidays) by Christin Ditchfield (Sep 2003)

Ages 9-12

Memorial Day (Pebble Plus: Let’s Celebrate) by Clara Cella (Jul 1, 2012)

The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire (Trixie Belden Series) by Kathryn Kenny and Jim Spence (Sep 1984)

Memorial Day (American Celebrations) by Lynn Hamilton (Jul 15, 2010)

Memorial Day (Let’s See Library – Holidays series) by Nobleman and Marc Tyler (Jan 1, 2005)

Memorial Day (Holidays) by Lynda Sorensen (Jan 1994)

Who Stole Uncle Sam? (Chickadee Court Mysteries) by Martha Freeman (Aug 1, 2008)


What are you favorite patriotic books for children? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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