Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence

By Elaine Landau

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Statistics and facts about the Declaration of Independence.
Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative- New center-spread "sidebar" feature presenting material in a fun, creative way- Excellent age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects- "Words to Know" glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary- "Learn More" section encourages independent study- Index makes navigating subject matter easy
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The 4th of July Story

By Alice Dalgliesh

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Two-time Newbery Honor author Alice Dalgliesh makes history come alive in this accessible story of America's birthday.
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Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence

By Russell Freedman

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Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.

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The Hatmaker's Sign

By Benjamin Franklin; retold by Candace Fleming

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To heal the hurt pride of Thomas Jefferson as Congress makes changes to his Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin tells his friend the story of a hatmaker and his sign.
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If You Were There in 1776

By Barbara Brenner

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Demonstrates how the concepts and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence were drawn from the experiences of living in America in the late eighteenth century, with emphasis given to how children lived on a New England farm, a Southern plantation, and the frontier.
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Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

By Jean Fritz; pictures by Trina Schart Hyman

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A biography of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence outlining all that he did for himself as well as what he did for Massachusetts and his new nation.
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The First Independence Day Celebration

By Kathy Allen

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In the United States, the Fourth of July means picnics, parades, and fireworks. But it wasn't always so. The First Independence Day happened during a time of war. Here's the story.
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Independence Day

By Molly Aloian

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What is Independence Day? -- Ruled by Great Britain -- Declaration of Independence -- Early celebrations -- Making speeches -- Decorations -- The American flag -- Picnics -- Parades -- Songs and music -- Baseball -- Fireworks -- Take a trip!
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Fourth of July Mice!

By Bethany Roberts

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It's the most patriotic of all holidays-Independence Day! The Holiday Mice take part in all the activities that make the Fourth of July fun: a parade, a picnic, a baseball game and sack race, and a refreshing dip in the stream. Even Mr. Mouse, the littlest mouse's special toy, joins in the festivities. The best part of all comes at the end of the day: a spectacular fireworks show!

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Looking for Uncle Louis on the Fourth of July

By Kathy Whitehead

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"It's the Fourth of July, and Joe and his mother have come to watch the big parade. They join the crowd that lines the street. People are talking and laughing and joking. But "where is Uncle Louie"? Joe wonders. The high school band marches by, with twirlers out front flinging their batons high in the air. A mariarchi band plays the national anthem. There are clowns, too, and a parade of horses. But there is no sign of Uncle Louie. Now Joe worries that Uncle Louie will miss the big parade. Then Joe sees a flash of chrome. Here come the lowriders! But where in the world is Uncle Louie? Kathy Whitehead's joyous story captures the thrill of watching an Independence Day parade in the American Southwest."
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