Saturday, June 11, 2011

Children's Books for Flag Day

Weekly Trip to the Library

This week (June 14) Americans will celebrate Flag Day. Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for the flag, its designers, and makers. Here are some children's books we recommend reading to your charges this week.

Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner

This story will teach kids all about Betsy Ross and the legend behind her creation of the American flag. An author's note provides some background about conflicting stories in history regarding her life. The book concludes with directions for making a five-pointed star.



F Is For Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

June 14 is Flag Day, but with so many American flags proudly displayed, every day seems like Flag Day. Perfect for reading together with a young child, 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.



Red, White, and Blue by John Herman

This book introduces the history of the American flag in a way which is fun, informative, and supportive to commonly held attitudes regarding the American flag. Kids will learn the long history of our flag, its evolution over time, and an acknowledgment that it has served as a rallying point for the American spirit. This text should be used to introduce a young child to the flag's history.



Stop by again next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing- great book suggestions. Interesting topic too! and great way to introduce other cultures, as well as a fun way to learn about where the family came from.

Reutterttdu said...

Thanks for sharing- great book suggestions. Interesting topic too! and great way to introduce other cultures, as well as a fun way to learn about where the family came from.

Jordyn Thomas said...

I'm 9 years old and I'm going to be a nanny