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Memorial Day Picture Books

Memorial Day Picture Books

Memorial Day is coming up. While we’re preparing for barbecues and family time, we take a moment to think of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Any subject involving death is a tough one to broach with young children. For most families, the idea of memorializing our soldiers is very abstract. For others, though, it is all too real as thousands of soldiers have died in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

This is a difficult post for me to write.  In addition to having been sick the last week, I always have a little trouble putting into words my thoughts about Veteran’s Day.  I think others do as well, since most of the books for children either go for a purely patriotic angle or veer towards the meaning of Memorial Day. Just between us adults, I suspect sometimes it is easier to honor dead soldiers than to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture