From the Set Holidays and Celebrations
Fireworks, parades, and picnics are just a few of the ways Americans commemorate their freedom every July. Colorful photos and engaging text tell the story of our struggle for independence from Great Britain. Young readers are sure to love the kid-friendly activities and recipes that offer new ways to bring the Fourth of July to life!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Holidays and Celebrations from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2013
Independence Day begins with an introductory chapter on celebrating America’s birthday. It continues with background history of the Declaration of Independence, favored celebration activities including parades, songs, marches, flags and fireworks. Lyrics of favorite patriotic songs are included, along with a recipe for healthy Patriotic Fruit Salad and directions for making a flag fan for a Fourth craft activity. Final pages include a listing of web sites and bibliography, a handy glossary of terms, and an index. All pages are tastefully illustrated with water color, ink and pencil art works of favored Independence Day activities and events. Independence Day is an appropriate educational resource for students age 7-11, along with other titles from the same Holidays and Celebrations series.
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.
Illustrator: Robert Squier
Robert Squier has illustrated dozens of books for children. He enjoys drawing almost anything, but he really loves drawing dinosaurs and mythological beasts. Robert Squier lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and a puggle named Q.