Friday, May 30, 2014

Memorial Day Children's Children's Books

Memorial Day  What are we Reading?

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day. 

I am the children's librarian at the East Liberty Carnegie Library today and found several books for Memorial Day that you might want to read for next year.

Here are some books to keep in mind:

Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops by Dr. Jill Biden and Illustrated by Raul Colon
Proud. Brave. Waiting.
FOR FIVE-YEAR OLD NATALIE, the year hear father has been at war feels like forever. Natalie misses her dad in her heart, and that feeling isn't going away. It helps to pray for him, and Natalie loves to send him her artwork and packages of treats that she makes with Mom and Nana. Natalie knows she must try to be strong for her little brother, Hunter. But more than anything, Natalie wishes and waits and prays for Daddy to come home... You will have to read this delightful story to learn more...


Holidays, Festivals, & Celebrations: Memorial Day by Trudi Strain Trueit and Illustrated by Ronnie Ronney

Row after row of small U.S. flags stretch across a cemetary. Each one stands next to the grave of an American soldier. People walk quietly among the flags. Some stop to lay flowers on the gravestones. 
Today is the last Monday in May. It is Memorial Day in the United States.

Memorial Day was created to honor the brave people who were killed fighting in U.S. wars. it is the nation's promise that those who died in the line of duty will never be forgotten.


Star Spangled Crafts by Kathy Ross and Illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm


 A Wall of Names: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Judy Donnelly and Illustrated with Photographs

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian and Illlustrated by Victor Juhasz


Soldier Mom by Alice Mead

There Came a Soldier by Peggy Mercer and Illustrated by Ron Mazellan

During the last years of World War II a young paratrooper—lost and scared in the Belgian forest—has little to rely on but his memories . . . memories of his boyhood growing up poor in the cotton fields of Georgia, surrounded by the warmth and love of family and friends. Working hard, playing hard, watching out for five brothers and sisters and a girl named Ruthie, it is clear that the boy who becomes a soldier has learned to listen to his heart.

What a wonderful story! A must read!


Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 A Children's Book a Day, Keeps the Scary Monster Away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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