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Patriotism and Citizenship in the United States

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J DAVID Davidson, Sandra Tom Turkey and Erik Eagle
When the deadlocked Founding Fathers turn the selection of the national symbol over to Drew Duck, the wise quacker and his animal friends follow democratic principles in making their decision.
2008
J Gündisch, Karin How I Became an American
The land sounds like paradise, and young Johann Bonfert is excited when his own family plans a life overseas. His father and brother leave early to find jobs in the steel mills of Ohio. The rest of the family follows later in a long, miserable sea journey. Johann soon discovers that it's not easy starting a new life.
2001
J Lee, Milly Nim and the War Effort
During World War II, children everywhere worked hard to help the war effort. When they organize a paper drive at Nim's school, Nim is determined to prove that she, a Chinese American, is a patriot as well.
1997
J PARKH Parkhurst, Liz Smith Under One Flag: A Year at Rohwer
The landscape of the Arkansas Delta changed dramatically early in the course of World War II, when more than 8,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry were forcibly detained in two hastily constructed prison camps.
2005
J305.89 Knight, Margy Burns Who Belongs Here? An American Story
This book helps children understand two of the most challenging issues of our time-immigration quotas and racism-in a sensitive way that encourages dialogue and creative problem-solving.
1993
J305.892 WOLF Wolf, Bernard Coming to America: A Muslim Family's Story
Depicts the joys and hardships experienced by a Muslim family that immigrates to New York City from Alexandria, Egypt, in the hope of making a better life life for themselves.
2003
J320.473 Sobel, Syl How the U.S. Government Works
Sobel explains the three branches of the federal government--legislative, executive, and judicial--and how they work.
1999
J320.54 DeFord, Deborah H. Patriotism
Real-life anecdotes and scenarios, examples from the lives of famous and successful people, and advice and suggestions about ways youngsters can build and demonstrate patriotism.
2004
J320.54 RAATM Raatma, Lucia Patriotism
Explains the virtue of patriotism, or being proud of your country, and describes ways to show patriotism at home, at school, and in the community.
2000
J323.44 RONDE Rondeau, Amanda Freedom
Describes the many kinds of freedom we have in the United States, including the freedom to vote, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.
2003
J323.6 Dell, Pamela The Pledge of Allegiance
Describes the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the changes that have been made to it since it was first written in 1892. Includes bibliographical references and index.
2004
J323.6 KOZLE Kozleski, Lisa The Pledge of Allegiance
Relates the history of how the Pledge of Allegiance came to be written and how it became an important part of American life.
2003
J323.6 Martin, Bill, Jr. I Pledge Allegiance
With simple, straightforward language and quirky illustrations, a team of children's book creators takes a look at each word of the Pledge of Allegiance and explains what it means.
2002
J323.6 Nobleman, Marc Tyler The Pledge of Allegiance
A simple introduction to the Pledge of Allegiance, discussing how it was written, modifications made over the years, and its inclusion in the U.S. Flag Code, and more.
2003
J323.6 PEARL Pearl, Norman The Pledge of Allegiance
2007
J323.6 SCHEU Scheunemann, Pam Patriotism
Defines patriotism as being proud of your country and provides examples and symbols such as the flying of the flag, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and voting.
2003
J323.6 SCHUE Schuette, Sarah L. I Am Patriotic
Simple text and photographs illustrate how children can be patriotic.
2005
J323.6 Sonneborn, Liz The Pledge of Allegiance: The Story Behind Our Patriotic Promise
On Columbus Day 1892, students across the country recited the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time as the American flag was raised above their schools.
2004
J323.65 ROBER Roberts, Cynthia Patriotism
Through various examples, children learn about patriotism and how to apply it to everyday life. Situations involving both children and adults are presented which teach readers about the importance of being patriotic.
2006
J324.973 Christelow, Eileen Vote!
Using a town's mayoral election as a model, this lively introduction to voting covers every step in the process, from the start of the campaign all the way to the voting booth.
2003
J342.73 Catrow, David We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States
This upbeat and offbeat look at the Preamble to the Constitution explains to kids the Preamble's ideas and ideals, showing the role it plays in modern day lives.
2002
J342.73 MARCO Marcovitz, Hal The Constitution
Discusses the history of the United States Constitution, from events leading up to its creation and ratification more than 200 years ago to some amendments that have been added as recently as 1971.
2003
J342.73 PEARL Pearl, Norman The Bill of Rights
2007
J342.73 PEARL Pearl, Norman The U.S. Constitution
It's 1787, and a handful of men are about to sign the United States Constitution. In a few minutes, a newly free country will have a set of rules made by the people, for the people. Join lawmaker James Madison as he picks up a pen and makes history.
2007
J355.02 MARSH Marsh, Carole 20 Good Things Kids Can Do In Times of War / 20 Good Things Can Do In Times of Peace
The activities in this book connect kids with America's servicemen and women, children, who have parents away serving in the military, our president and other government leaders and decision makers, aid organizations like The Red Cross, needs of families in your own community, and more.
2003
J394 Ickis, Marguerite The Book of Patriotic Holidays
1962
J394.2 Graham-Barber, Lynda Doodle Dandy
Defines or explains various words commonly associated with Independence Day, such as "barbecue," "fireworks," and "liberty," and gives their origin or historical background.
1992
J394.263 Schuh, Mari C. Flag Day
An introduction to the history, purpose, and observance of Flag Day, when we honor our country's flag.
2003
J394.263 COOPE Cooper, Jason Flag Day
An introduction to the history, purpose, and observance of Flag Day, when we honor our country's flag.
2003
J394.268 Anderson, Joan Glorious Fourth at Prairietown
Recreates the Fourth of July in 1836 in the fictional village of Prairietown, Indiana, to show how the holiday was celebrated in a typical frontier community.
1986
J394.269 HENDE Henderson, Helene Patriotic Holidays of the United States
Provides information about the history and celebration of American patriotic holidays and days of observance. Features include narrative overviews, primary source documents, chronology, and print and web sources for further study
2006
J704.0544 We Are All Related
Each two-page spread features a full-color reproduction of a child's photo-collage, as well as the child's statement about their family, a statement from an elder in the child's family, and -- if the child's family's first language is not English -- a translation of their statement in their own language.
1996
J704.949973 RACZK Raczka, Bob The Art of Freedom: How Artists See America
2008
J745.5 ROSS Ross, Kathy Star-Spangled Crafts
Clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions for an array of patriotic projects based not only on our flag but also on other symbols such as the American Eagle, Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell.
2003
J746.46 Storms, Biz All-American Quilts
This book in the Kids Can Do It series features instructions and patterns for a modern look at a traditional American handicraft.
2003
J782.42 Berlin, Irving God Bless America
A family of bears experiences America in an illustrated version of the classic song.
2002
J782.42 Dell, Pamela The National Anthem
What is an anthem? What is the American national anthem? Who wrote The StarSpangled Banner? What is a starspangled banner? Why was The StarSpangled Banner written? Who made the starspangled banner that Francis Scott Key wrote about?
2004
J782.42 Guthrie, Woody This Land is Your Land
Woody Guthrie's powerful lyrics and Kathy Jakobsen's detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country, creating an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.
1998
J782.42 Kellogg, Steven Yankee Doodle
An illustrated version of the well-known song of the American Revolution.
1976
J782.42 LETS Let's Sing About America
A collection of traditional American songs, including "On top of Old Smoky," "Turkey in the Straw," and "Clementine."
2002
J782.42 YANUC Yanuck, Debbie L. The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner became the national anthem of the United States on March 3, 1931. Did you know that the song has four verses and that it was originally written as a poem? Explore this great American symbol of courage and respect, and discover the early history of a young nation.
2004
J784.71 Key, Francis Scott Star-Spangled Banner
Have you ever wondered how the Star-Spangled Banner became our national anthem? Learn the history of the United States' signature song in this visually stunning book.
1973
J784.71 Miller, Natalie Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
1965
J808.81 FREE The Free and the Brave: A Collection of Poems About the United States
An anthology of poems about the United States, plus Toolbox tips that help the reader understand poetry and how poems are written
2004
J810.8 WARGI Wargin, Kathy-Jo The American Reader
Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of Clara Barton, and the official nicknames for each of our states.
2006
J811 Bates, Katharine Lee America the Beautiful
A direct descendant of the composer of "America the Beautiful" honors his ancestry and national pride with historical and contemporary imagery. Musical notation and an Author's Note, as well as the song's lyrics in Bates's handwriting, are included.
2002
J811 Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art
More than fifty works by America's finest poets are offered with a framework of paintings, sculpture, and photographs from the collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
1994
J811 Celebrating America: A Collection of Poems and Images of the American Spirit
1994
J811 Hopkins, Lee Bennett Hand In Hand: An American History in Poetry
Presenting American history through poetry, Lee Bennett Hopkins offers a unique perspective on different parts of the American experience.
1994
J811 HOPKI Hopkins, Lee Bennett Home -- to Me: Poems Across America
A collection of fifteen poems by various authors about home, whether it is on a boat, in a trailer park, on a reservation, or in a small town.
2002
J811 Sonneborn, Liz America the Beautiful: The Story Behind Our National Hymn
The story of "America the Beautiful began more than 100 years ago. Discover how a poet named Katharine Lee Bates and a composer named Samuel Ward created one of America's best-loved patriotic tunes.
2004
J811.08 The Blackbirch Treasury of American Poetry
Introductory essays on each poet- More difficult vocabulary is defined on the page- Each poet illustrated by an artist that uniquely suits the style
2001
J811.54 Borden, Louise America Is
This tribute to the wonderful people and places that make up America includes salutes to farmers, teachers, miners, factory workers, bakers, and bankers.
2002
J811.54 Katz, Susan A Revolutionary Field Trip: Poems of Colonial America
Katz offer an introduction to history through 14 rich poems about what it waslike to live in colonial America.
2004
J811.54 SIEBE Siebert, Diane Tour America: A Journey Through Poems and Art
2006
J917.3 Little Big Book of America
Includes 18 short stories and literary excerpts from the fictional works of Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison and others.
2002
J917.3 MCHUG McHugh, Erin 50 States: A State by State Tour of the USA
Based on Black Dog's successful State Shapes series, this great big guide to the country is a unique, fun-filled way for kids to learn everything there is to know about all 50 states.
2010
J917.3 NEUBE Neubecker, Robert Wow! America!
With breathtaking paintings and lots of fun facts, this book introduces young readers to such awesome wonders of America as the Mississippi River and Niagara Falls.
2006
J917.3 Scillian, Devin A Is for America
The author of the charming fable "Fibblestax" includes a rhyming poem for each letter of the alphabet and informational text about the United States. Full-color illustrations.
2001
J917.3 Yaccarino, Dan Go, Go America
From the always original Dan Yaccarino, this is no ordinary book of state facts--it's wacky, it's bizarre, it's a rip-roaring family road trip!
2008
J917.53 Melmed, Laura Krauss Capital!: Washington D.C. from A to Z
This picture book takes young readers on a tour of Washington, D.C., with lively verse complemented by interesting facts about the people and places in the nation's capital.
2003
J917.53 SMITH Smith, Marie N is for Our Nation's Capitl: A Washington, D.C. Alphabet
2005
J929.29 LEWIS Lewison, Wendy Cheyette F Is for Flag
Perfect for reading aloud and together, this book shows in simple terms how one flag can mean so many things to so many different people.
2002
J929.9 Bateman, Teresa Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who?: The Stories Behind Some of America's Patriotic Symbols
A musical family with talents for playing a variety of instruments enjoys getting together to celebrate.
2001
J929.9 DeGezelle, Terri The Great Seal of the United States
Describes the Great Seal, designed by members of the First Continental Congress as a symbol of the new nation.
2004
J929.9 FIRES Firestone, Mary Our American Flag
Its stars and stripes ripple and wave. It's the United States flag, and Americans have flown it for more than 200 years. Join seamstress Mary Pickersgill for a trip through time to see how this symbol of freedom came to be.
2007
J929.9 Johnson, Linda Carlson Our National Symbols
Tells the stories behind such well-known national symbols as the Liberty Bell, bald eagle, and Uncle Sam.
1992
J929.9 Jones, Rebecca C. Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew
Young Caroline Pickersgill lived with her mother and grandmother in Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs. Pickersgill, a widow, supported herself and her daughter by making flags for the ships that sailed into the city. Some soldiers from Fort McHenry came to her to order the biggest and best flag in the world, and Caroline helped to make it.
1988
J929.9 PEARL Pearl, Norman The Bald Eagle
2007
J929.9 PEARL Pearl, Norman The Great Seal of the United States
How do Americans know that government papers are real? If you see an eagle holding a shield, and a pyramid with an eye above it, the papers are no fakes. Listen to Benjamin Franklin as he talks about the birth of the Great Seal in 1782 and why it's still so important to our country today.
2007
J929.9 WEST West, Delno Uncle Sam and Old Glory: Symbols of America
Presents the backgrounds of such American symbols as Uncle Sam and the Liberty Bell.
2000
J929.9 YANUC Yanuck, Debbie L. The Bald Eagle
Information on bald eagles accompanies an introduction to how this bird became a symbol of the United States.
2003
J929.92 FERRY Ferry, Joseph The American Flag
Traces the history of the United States' symbol of freedom and democracy, the flag, from its conception and design to the modern-day conflict over flag burning.
2003
J929.92 HESS Hess, Debra The American Flag
2004
J929.92 HESS Hess, Debra The Star Spangled Banner
2004
J929.92 Prince, April Jones Meet Our Flag, Old Glory
Lively verse in large, easy-to-read type is paired with bold illustrations to create a stunning introduction to the American flag for even the youngest reader.
2004
J929.92 Quasha, Jennifer The Birth and Growth of a Nation: Hands-On Projects About Symbols of American Liberty
Kids can make a model of the Statue of Liberty, American flag place-mats, and a quill pen with this wonderful book that is packed with facts and easy directions for recreating these and other symbols of our young country.
2001
J929.92 Ryan, Pam Muñoz Flag We Love
Both famous and commonplace moments are depicted in oil paintings.
1996
J929.92 Sonneborn, Liz The Star-Spangled Banner: The Story Behind Our National Anthem
In 1814, a young American lawyer named Francis Scott Key watched as British troops attacked Fort McHenry in Baltimore. In the end, the American flag still waved above the fort. Filled with emotion, Key wrote the first lines of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
2004
J929.92 Thomson, Sarah L. Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag
An introduction to the history of the American flag, from colonial times to the present.
2003
J929.92 YANUC Yanuck, Debbie L. The American Flag
A simple introduction to the American flag, including its design, modifications through the years, uses on holidays, and importance as a symbol of the United States.
2003
J973 BURLE Burleigh, Robert American Moments: Scenes from American History
In this refreshingly inventive picture book, readers are placed directly into the action of 18 monumental events in American history. Each moment captures the heart and soul of the nation--the triumphs as well as the trials it has endured.
2004
J973 Davis, Todd The New Big Book of America
Each state is represented by a colorful topographical map accompanied by illustrations and text of the famous people, places, and events that have shaped its history.
2002
J973 KEENA Keenan, Sheila O, Say Can You See?: American Symbols and Landmarks
This celebration of twenty of America's important places, interesting objects, and inspiring words is for the youngest Americans.
2004
J973 MARCO Marcovitz, Hal Uncle Sam
Describes "Uncle Sam" Wilson, the New York meat-packer who supplied the troops with meat during the War of 1812, and how he gave rise to the national symbol popular with illustrators.
2003
J973 ROBB Robb, Don This is America: The American Spirit in Places and People
Features a diverse collection of historical figures from science, entertainment, politics, and education- Ties into social studies, history, geography, and language arts curriculum
2005
J973 Scillian, Devin One Nation: America by the Numbers
The follow-up to A is for America: An American Alphabet.
2002
J973 SMITH Smith, Charles R. I Am America
Images and poetry work together to tell the story of America.
2003
J973 YANUC Yanuck, Debbie L. Uncle Sam
In the early 1800s, people began to call the U.S. government "Uncle Sam." Did you know that the nickname came from a real person? Explore this great American symbol of government, and discover the early history of a young nation.
2004
J973.099 PIVEN Piven, Hanoch What Presidents Are Made Of
See the presidents as never before -- made out of objects! Using everything from blue jeans to boxing gloves, Hanoch Piven "builds" the characters of our leaders.
2004
J973.099 SAINT St. George, Judith So You Want to Be President?
2000
J973.3 Dahl, Michael Bring Us Water, Molly Pitcher!: A Fun Song About the Battle of Monmouth
You know the song, "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain." Here are new words that tell the story of a brave woman named Molly Pitcher. She helped win a big battle in the American Revolution. Sing the new words to the music you'll find inside.
2004
J973.3 Dahl, Michael Keep on Sewing, Betsy Ross!: A Fun Song About the First American Flag
You know the tune of, "Yankee Doodle." Sing along with new words about how our country's flag was made by Betsy Ross. Inside, you'll find music and words to the song - and more fun facts about history.
2004
J973.3 MINOR Minor, Wendell Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1776 from A to Z
Journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of colonial signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to the nation.
2006
J973.313 Graves, Kerry A. The Declaration of Independence: The Story Behind America's Founding Document
Learn how the Declaration of Independence formed a new country and why it started a new way of thinking about freedom.
2004
J973.313 SAINT St. George, Judith The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
Gives readers a witty and wonderfully illustrated true story of the invincible Declaration of Independence.
2005
J973.332 Dahl, Michael Row, Row, Row the Boats: A Fun Song About George Washington Crossing the Delaware
You know the song, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Sing along with new words that tell the story of George Washington and his brave soldiers fighting the Revolutionary War. Sing the story of the Battle of Trenton in 1776.
2004
J973.5 FERRY Ferry, Joseph The National Anthem
Traces the history of the Star Spangled Banner, from a lawyer's poem written during the War of 1812, through its official recognition as the national anthem in 1931, to its ongoing inspiration today.
2003
J973.931 A Tribute to Military Families: Letters of Thanks from Our Nation's Children
2004
J974.71 Ashley, Susan The Statue of Liberty
Helps readers learn about Liberty Island, the structure of the statue, and how its color has changed over time.
2004
J974.71 CURLE Curlee, Lynn Liberty
One of the nation's symbols of freedom and liberty--the Statue of Liberty--is celebrated in this "biography" that looks at the statue's creation by two Frenchmen in the 19th century.
2000
J974.71 FIRES Firestone, Mary The Statue of Liberty
Her foot is as long as four men lying head to toe. Her hand is as long as a canoe. The Statue of Liberty is the tallest woman in the United States and one of the country's most beloved symbols of freedom. Listen as park ranger Jeanetta tells the amazing story of Lady Liberty's journey in 1885 from France to New York Harbor.
2007
J974.71 HESS Hess, Debra The Statue of Liberty
2004
J974.71 Hochain, Serge Building Liberty: A Statue Is Born
Through the eyes of four fictional young boys, readers are transported back to the 19th century to witness the evolution of the Statue of Liberty, from the time the monument was built in Paris up through her highly anticipated arrival in New York City.
2004
J974.71 Marcovitz, Hal The Statue of Liberty
Traces the history of the United States' symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, from its conception and design, through the fund-raising and construction, to its dedication in 1886.
2002
J974.71 Nobleman, Marc Tyler The Statue of Liberty
Discusses the history of the Statue of Liberty, its designer, construction, location, and its importance as a symbol of the United States.
2003
J974.71 STEVE Stevenson, Harvey Looking at Liberty
A moving account of the building of the Statue of Liberty, from its conception in France in the 1760s to its dedication in the New York harbor in 1886.
2003
J974.81 FIRES Firestone, Mary The Liberty Bell
2007
J974.81 HESS Hess, Debra The Liberty Bell
2004
J974.81 MARCO Marcovitz, Hal The Liberty Bell
Traces the history of the Liberty Bell, including information about the use of bells in colonial America, statistics about this particular bell, legends surrounding it, and its importance as an American symbol.
2003
J974.84 MAGAZ Magaziner, Henry Jonas Our Liberty Bell
2007
J975.2 Bartoletti, Susan Campbell The Flag Maker
The flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write his classic poem--which became the national anthem--also inspired the author, who upon seeing the flag at the Smithsonian Institution became curious about the hands that had sewn it.
2004
J975.3 Ashley, Susan The Washington Monument
Helps readers learn about the reasons for building the monument, its ancient design, and its location on the National Mall.
2004
J975.3 Ashley, Susan The White House
Helps readers learn about the rooms where the president lives and works, famous guests who have visited, and historic events that have taken place there.
2004
J975.3 CURLE Curlee, Lynn Capital
Provides a history of Washington, D.C., focusing on the National Mall, its monuments and surrounding buildings.
2003
J975.3 YANUC Yanuck, Debbie L. The White House
A simple introduction to the White House, including its history, designer, construction, location, and importance as a symbol of the United States.
2003
J978.3 Ashley, Susan Mount Rushmore
Helps readers learn about the presidents represented there, the process of blasting and carving the rock, and how large the faces are.
2004
JB B31y Younger, Barbara Purple Mountain Majesties: The Story of Katharine Lee Bates and America the Beautiful
Carefully researched, this picture book details the trip West that Katharine Lee Bates took in 1893, during which she was so moved that she composed the verse that eventually became "America the Beautiful."
1998
JB H3277N Nelson, S. D. Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story
A biography of Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian who was one of the six soldiers to raise the United States flag on Iwo Jima during World War II, an event immortalized by Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph.
2006
JE ALEXA Alexander, Keely Davy Brown Discovers His Roots
Join Davy and his friends Carlos, Erika, and Amit on their quest as they discover that even the most seemingly typical people have exciting immigration histories.
2009
JE BART Bart, Kathleen Town Teddy and Country Bear Tour the USA
2008
JE Bartone, Elisa American Too
Because Rosie, who lives in Little Italy, wants to be a modern American girl, she finds a way to make her dream come true while celebrating the feast of St. Gennaro.
1996
JE Borden, Louise Sleds on Boston Common
Henry complains to the royal governor, General Gage, after his plan to sled down the steep hill at Boston Common is thwarted by the masses of British troops camped there.
2000
JE Brown, Marc Arthur Meets the President
Arthur's essay wins a contest and he has to read it to the President in a special ceremony at the White House.
1991
JE BUNTI Bunting, Eve Picnic In October
A powerful tribute to the true meaning of liberty
1999
JE Bunting, Eve The Wall
A boy and his father visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington to find thename of the boy's grandfather. Full-color illustrations.
1990
JE CRONI Cronin, Doreen Duck for President
2004
JE CZECH Czech, Jan M. An American Face
Jessie, adopted from Korea, eagerly waits for the day he will get his American citizenship and, he thinks, an American face. The big day brings more surprises than Jessie expects.
2000
JE FONTE Fontes, Justine Here's to You, America!
Just in time for summer comes this joyful celebration of America with the Peanuts gang and their patriotic tribute to this great nation. Adapted from the eight-part primetime miniseries "This Is America, Charlie Brown."
2002
JE Hearne, Betsy Seven Brave Women
Take a journey through time with seven women who left their indelible imprints on the past.
1997
JE HENRY Henry, Heather French What Freedom Means to Me: A Flag Day Story
General Jones teaches Claire and Robbie that with freedom comes responsibility.
2004
JE Herold, Maggie Rudd Very Important Day
Captures the excitement of immigrants who are becoming U.S. citizens.
1995
JE Keller, Holly Henry's Fourth of July
Henry has a fun-filled day celebrating the Fourth of July with his family and friends.
1985
JE Keller, Laurie Scrambled States of America
Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story--starring all 50 states-- is chock full of introductory facts and silly antics that make learning geography as fun as taking a vacation.
1998
JE Loomis, Christine Across America, I Love You
Describes the various landscapes of America, from the Rocky Mountains and Alaska's wildlands to the giant sequoias of California, relating the parent-child relationship to these natural settings.
2000
JE MCDON McDonald, Megan Saving the Liberty Bell
2005
JE McKinley, Robin My Father is in the Navy
A young girl doesn't remember her father, a ship's captain who has been at sea.
1992
JE OSBOR Osborne, Mary Pope Happy Birthday, America
Takes young readers through a lively celebration of the Fourth of July in small-town America.
2003
JE Pomeranc, Marion American Wei
On a naturalization day that no one--not even the Tooth Fairy--will ever forget, a young Chinese immigrant boy and his parents are joined in their search for the boy's lost tooth by other citizens-to-be. Can they find the tooth in time for the ceremony?
1998
JE Powell, Alma America's Promise
When Rosa and her little brother Benji move to a new neighborhood, they meet Mrs. Mayberry, who has created a clubhouse in her basement so the neighborhood children have a safe place to play.
2003
JE PUSHK Pushker, Gloria Teles Toby Belfer Visits Ellis Island
Excited about visiting Ellis Island on her family vacation, Toby's grandmother describes the procedures she and other immigrants went through when her family immigrated from Poland.
2003
JE RAVEN Raven, Margot Theis America's White Table
2005
JE SABUD Sabuda, Robert America the Beautiful
From the highly acclaimed paper engineer comes a new pop-up to celebrate America.
2004
JE SIMAC Simac, Kimberly American Soldier Proud and Free
A young boy expresses his appreciation for America and its soldiers.
2007
JE SKEER Skeers, Linda The Impossible Patriotism Project
Caleb’s class is making projects that represent patriotism to display at Parents’ Night. Molly dresses up like the Statue of Liberty and Kareem draws a map of the United States. But Caleb can’t think of a single way to show what patriotism means to him. B
2007
JE SPINE Spinelli, Eileen Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class
For "Peace Week", the animals in Miss Fox's class find ways to be peaceful instead of squabbling with each other.
2009
JE Stevenson, James Don't You Know There's a War On?
1992
JE SUEN Suen, Anastasia Vote for Isaiah! A Citizenship Story
Isaiah learns a valuable lesson about citizenship when he runs for student council.
2009
JE WELLS Wells, Rosemary McDuff Saves the Day
When Fred and Lucy's Fourth of July picnic is devoured by an army of ants, the determined little Westie sets out to find some lunch for his family. McDuff soon comes across another picnicker who's looking for someone with whom to share his food.
2002
JE WILSON Wilson, Karma How to Bake an American Pie
How do you bake an American pie?Preheat the world until fiery hot with a hunger and thirst to be free. Now find a giant melting pot on the shores of a great shining sea.From the bestselling author ofBear Snores Oncomes a remarkable recipe for America.Incl
2007
JE Zimelman, Nathan How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
1992
JER BRIMN Brimner, Larry Dane A Flag for All
The series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Social Studies: Civic Ideals Practices, Individual Development Identity
2002
JER MARSH Marshall, Shelley Molly the Great Respects the Flag
Superheroes are always good citizens . . . or are they? When Molly dons her clever crown and Ben ties on his courageous cape, this duo can accomplish anything. However, even superheroes must sometimes be reminded to show good citizenship. Follow Molly through a daring adventure in becoming a better citizen.
2010
J BOARDBK Random, Lilly Celebrate America
Prismatic colored foil has been worked appropriately into the art on the cover and every page of this sturdy board book that celebrates America. Young readers can enjoy the brilliant patriotic symbols while learning about those symbols.
2003
J BOARDBK GAMBL Gamble, Adam Good Night America
Simple, rhythmic language lulls little ones to sleep as they watch a diverse group of people engage in community-oriented activities and journey to some of the nation's majestic natural treasures-- including the Everglades, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and redwood forests.
2006
J BOARDBK KEY Key, Francis Scott O Say Can You See...
2002
J BOARDBK PINGR Pingry, Patricia A. The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
Here is the story, in only 200 words, of the night of the attack upon Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814. As the British attacked throughout a long night, Frances Scott Key watched from a boat. Overcome with emotion, Key hastily scribbled down the words that filled his heart that morning.
2004
S J323.6 The Pledge of Allegiance=Promesa de lealtad
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a man named Francis Bellamy for a children's magazine called The Youth's Companion.
2000
S J929.92 RYAN Ryan, Pam Muñoz La bandera que amamos
An introduction to the history, meaning, and care of the American flag.
2002

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
PTC J155.2 LEWIS Lewis, Barbara Being Your Best: Character Building for Kids 7 - 10
From the best-selling author of WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR? (see page 27), this book helps elementary school children build positive character traits including caring, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
2000
PTC J268 Hand, Phyllis Celebrate God and Country
1987
PTC J370.114 GLASS Glassman, Bruce The Six Pillars of Character Series Annotated Teacher's Edition
Supports National and State learning standards for Social Studies and life skills. Supports state mandates for character education. A resource for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.-Cover back.
2008
PTC J370.114 WALNE Walne, Marina Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen
2003
PTC J372.89 RIFE Rife, Douglas Pledge of Allegiance
Activities help students to discuss what it means to be a good citizen, what it means to be an American and how the flag stands as our national symbol.
1998
PTC J372.89 RIFE Rife, Douglas Preamble to the US Constitution
Activities help students learn about the reasons the framers wrote the Constitution.
1998
PTC J372.89 RIFE Rife, Douglas The Star Spangled Banner
Activities help students learn about the history of flags in America, the history of the flag, "The Star-Spangle Banner, the battle for Fort McHenry, and the history of the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry".
1998
PTC J973 FINDL Findlay, Diane Pages of the Past: Exploring U.S. History Through Children's Literature
Pages of the Past is a tool to help educators find and use quality literature to engage students and enrich the study of U.S. history.
2002

NON-PRINT MATERIALS: CDs, DVDs, and Kits

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
CD JZM COLL CA M 21 Celebration of America
2002
CD JZM TEAC AME P 75 Teacher and the Rockbots America
Teacher and the Rockbots take elementary school subjects and turn them into really cool rock songs that work like a game. They give you clues and you try to guess the answer. It's great for kids of all ages or anyone that likes American history
2005
DVD J323.6 AMERI Stone House Productions American Citizenship
Explores the in and outs of what it means to be an American citizen. Discover what it is to be a good citizen and discover the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Learn how to become involved as citizens especially through the right to vote. The history of suffrage is explored.
2005
DVD J323.6 WE New Dimension Media We Pledge Allegiance
2005
DVD J323.6 WE We Pledge Allegiance
2007
DVD J3320.973 SCHOO School House Rock! Election Collection
A whole new generation of patriots can be inspired by the memorable songs that explain how our government is set up and how the electoral process works.
2008
DVD J394.264 TRUE True Story of Veteran's Day
2002
DVD J920.073 REVOL Schlessinger Revolutionary War Heroes
… Kids will see how…ordinary citizens accomplished extraordinary things, rising to the challenge when they were needed to ensure independence for the fledgling nation…
2005
DVD J973.099 SO Channing, Stockard So You Want to Be President?
2010

WEB SITES

The American Flag - Classroom Resources
http://www.pbs.org/americaresponds/theamericanflag.html

Patriotism, from 42Explore
http://www.42explore2.com/patriot.htm

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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