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Check out this collection of children’s books about Veterans Day! They are perfect for reading aloud (or independently) in preschool through middle school.
Children’s Books About Veterans Day
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of Veteran’s Day picture books that will help your preschool and elementary aged readers celebrate our heroes.
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Poppy Lady – When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever.
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet – Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere.
What is Veterans Day? – Ben and Amy learn why we honor veterans with a special holiday.
Veterans Day – n Veterans Day, we fly flags and hold parades to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. In this beautifully illustrated song about one of our national holidays, we remember those who have died and thank those who are still living for their service to our country.
Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? – For almost 100 years, the United States has set aside a special day to honor its veterans. This holiday is a chance for the rest of the country to appreciate and remember all the military personnel, both alive and dead, that have fought to protect the United States from domestic and foreign threats. Readers will learn that it’s important to recognize and be thankful for our nation’s veterans.
Veterans Day – Young readers will gather basic information about Veterans Day through easy-to-read text alongside compelling and historical photographs.
Veterans Day – Colorful photos and very simple nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own as they take an in-depth look at the history of Veterans Day and why it is observed.
Granddad Bud: A Veterans Day Story – When a young boy’s great-grandfather comes to his school to talk about Veterans Day, the boy is unsure what to expect. Why exactly do we celebrate Veterans Day – and will his classmates be interested in what Granddad Bud has to say?
The Wall – A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood – Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood is an engaging rhyming picture book for readers of all ages that fosters mindfulness of and appreciation for the brave service men and women who are also our family, friends, and neighbors.
Veterans Day – In Veterans Day, early readers will learn about the American holiday of Veterans Day and the ways people celebrate it.
What Is Veterans Day? – This easy-to-read book is perfect for nonfiction reading or read-aloud. Enjoy a hands-on activity and make a thank-you poster for the veterans in your community!
Round out your Veterans Day unit with these activities.
This simple Veterans Day preschool unit study is a great resource for teaching your little ones about the holiday, the history behind it, and how we can honor our veterans.
This Veterans Day, decorate your dinner table with some DIY poppies made from cupcake liners.
Or, let your kids work on their fine motor skills when they make a Veterans Day bracelet to honor our vets.