Some things for May, June and July

What is Memorial Day?

  • June 14 is flag Day

    Flag Day

    JUNE 16 IS FATHERS DAY

    Happy Fathers Day

  • Mighty Dads

    by Joan Holub Year Published: 2014

    MIGHTY DADS is a dedication to hardworking fathers and the ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. 

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  • Who Was Betsy Ross?

    by James Buckley Jr Year Published: 2014

    Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.

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  • The Flag We Love

    by Pam Munoz Ryan Year Published: 2000

    The Flag We Love presents a lyrical journey through the history of our nation's flag. 

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  • The Star-Spangled Banner

    by Peter Spier, Francis Scott Key (Joint Author) Year Published: 1992

    Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier's magnificent tribute takes readers from our anthem's turbulent origins at the Battle of Baltimore through the flag's significance in modern-day America.

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  • My Dad

    by Anthony Browne Year Published: 2001

    In this story, a boy describes — and exaggerates — the many accomplishments and feats of his father. 

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  • My Dad Thinks He's Funny

    by Katrina Germein Year Published: 2013

    When nothing’s up but the sky, or when jumping in the shower sounds dangerous, it may be a good time to share this book with someone who doesn’t need sugar because, well, they’re sweet enough already.

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  • F is for Flag

    by Wendy Cheyette Lewison Year Published: 2002

    F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that-in good times and in bad-everyone in our country is part of one great big family.

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  • Here are some Memorial Day books to take a look at in the month of May.  Memorial Day is on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

  • Rolling Thunder

    by Kate Messner and Greg Ruth Year Published: 2017

    Every Memorial Day in Washington, DC, more than a million veterans and their supporters gather for the Rolling Thunder® Ride for Freedom, a demonstration that pays tribute to the men and women of the US armed forces. This lyrical story honors the bravery and sacrifice of those American heroes

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  • The Wall

    by Eve Bunting Year Published: 1992

    A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Soldier (DK Eyewitness Series)

    by Simon Adams Year Published: 2009

    Soldier introduces readers to soldiers throughout the ages, from medieval knights to modern troops.

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  • The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and her Tribute to Veterans

    by Barbara E. Walsh Year Published: 2012

    Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. 

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  • Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front,

    by Suzanne Collins Year Published: 2013

    This is an autobiographical picture book about a father who must go off to the war in Vietnam -- and the daughter who stays behind.

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Fourth of July
  • Check out these cool Fourth of July books below!

  • Hats Off for the Fourth of July

    by Harriet Ziefert Year Published: 2002

    This is one small town parade readers shouldn't miss! It starts with music and drums. What will come next? Cowboys on horseback? The baseball team? The fire engine? Or Miss Eelgrass with the green hair?

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  • Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?

    by Jean Fritz Year Published: 1996

    There are two sides to every story, and this book takes an interesting look at England’s King George III’s side of the story during the American Revolution. It travels across the Atlantic to teach readers about King George’s upbringing and explores how a king became a tyrant.

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  • Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

    by Cokie Roberts, Year Published: 2014

    So often we only hear about the Founding Fathers, but this book takes a look at the women behind the American Revolution. It shines the spotlight on heroines such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Mercy Otis Warren and more as they helped build a new nation.

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  • John, Paul, George and Ben

    by Lane Smith Year Published: 2006

    This is the story of five little lads before they became five really big Founding Fathers.

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