The Best Patriotic Picture Books for the 4th of July!

Patriotic picture books

Regardless of your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that what makes America such a special country is freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to live our lives the way we wish. We wanted to make a list of our favorite patriotic picture books to remind us why we celebrate the 4th of July.

In honor of the birth of the nation, we present you with a list of our favorite patriotic picture books. Enjoy your holiday and Happy 4th of July.

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Patriotic Picture Books

An adorable history lesson, wrapped in funny teeth-popping packaging! Plus 9 other patriotic picture books!
George Washington teeth

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra

I picked this up a few months ago and immediately fell in love with this pick from patriotic kids’ books.

The book tells the story of George Washington’s life from the time he lost his teeth. My kids thought it was funny and didn’t realize I was sneaking in a history lesson!

president taft is stuck in the bath by mac barnett

President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett and Chris Van Dusen

This is the true story of President Taft getting stuck in the bath and Mac Barnett’s storytelling adds a hilarious twist.

Chris Van Dusen’s illustrations enhance the story and take the book to the next level. If you are looking for a pick from 4th of July books you will want to read over and over, this is the perfect choice.

She Persisted

She Persisted: 13 American Woman Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

If you follow us on Instagram, you know how excited I was when my mom picked this up for my kids. I love that a former First Daughter wrote this inspiring book about American women who shaped this great nation.

Nothing says Patriotic kids’ books quite like the books that acknowledge women’s contribution to history.

A Patriotic Picture Book Perfect for July 4th weekend!

America the Beautiful by Katharine Bates and Wendell Minor

Katharine Bates’s famous tune, American the Beautiful,  is set against gorgeous illustrations of our country. There is a guide at the end of the book that explains each illustrated area of the country as well as a map.

If you are looking for the best patriotic kids’ books, you cannot get much better than this book.

i am abraham lincoln

I Am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer 

Arguably one of the most beloved presidents in US history, we couldn’t leave Abraham Lincoln off this list of patriotic picture books!

You cannot get more patriotic than Abraham Lincoln and this is a perfect pick if you are looking for 4th of July books. This story is actually part of Brad Meltzer’s “I Am” series.

Locomotive - The perfect book for your train lover!

Locomotive by Brian Floca

Heavier on text but with richly detailed illustrations, this tale of the early American railroad is a Caldecott Winner. If you are looking for Patriotic picture books, nothing says Fourth of July books like a trip across the country from the mountains to the oceans. I love the retro feel and my train lovers ask me to read this on repeat!

of thee i sing

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama

President Obama’s moving tribute to his daughters covers famous Americans who made an impact on our culture. From Georgia O’Keefe to Jackie Robinson to Helen Keller, this book celebrates American achievement and should absolutely be on your bookshelves!

If you are looking for patriotic kids’ books, this beautifully illustrated book will be loved for years to come.

larry gets lost in philadelphia by michael mullin

Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia by John Skewes

We couldn’t write this list and leave out a book about our own wonderful city. Philadelphia is the birthplace of freedom.  

You can see hundreds of historic sites around town. This adorable tale features the most famous sites as a dog roams the streets in search of his owner. This is an adorable pick from our list of patriotic picture books.

Star spangled banner

The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spier

A beautifully illustrated version of the famous song. Warning, it does show battle scenes from the American Revolution, but they are tasteful, not gruesome.

we the people

We the People: The Constitution of the United States by Peter Spier

This is the second appearance of Peter Spier on our list. This illustrated version of The Constitution of the United States shows Americans from all walks of life and various times throughout our history.

The beautiful illustrations in the pick from 4th of July books is a must-read for every house.

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