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Holidays Around The World: Celebrate Independence Day: With Parades, Picnics, And Fireworks

Strike up the band, pack a picnic, and enjoy the fireworks. Celebrate Independence Day takes a nationwide perspective on the joy of America's biggest party. All the history and culture of Independence Day is here, along with fun facts, an all-American recipe, a locator map for every photo and a complete resource guide. Deborah Heiligman's rich narrative evokes the patriotic flavor of the Fourth—and explains its associations with liberty and democracy. The text also looks at how people from other nations celebrate their independence days, and includes an expert consultant's note.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.

Lexile Measure: 0810 (What's this?)

Series: Holidays Around the World

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 8, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1426300743

ISBN-13: 978-1426300745

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #821,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Independence Day #374 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Cultural Studies > Customs, Traditions, Anthropology #496 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > History > United States > Colonial & Revolutionary

Age Range: 7 - 10 years

Grade Level: 2 - 5

A good book that is close to a great book for children regarding Independence Day in the United States. Wonderful pictures and includes history as well as popular ways to celebrate our country. Includes the Declaration of Independence as part of the story rather than just talking about fireworks as so many children's books do.My only disappointment in this book is in the back, under the heading of "Just the Facts". For "What:" Independence day is defined as "a cheerful holiday that emphasizes freedom, equality, patriotism, and togetherness", all true and good descriptives of the day and what it feels like and looks like. However, not a great definition of what it actually is: a day to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, what that meant, who were the heros who signed, why they signed and why Independence was declared. Must teach our children the full meaning. Since Constitution Day is not usually observed by many Independence Day is also becoming a day to review that foundational document as well.Would still recommend the book as mostly good, just somewhat incomplete in glossary definitions.

Great book, good read and my special needs daughter really understands now what the 4th of July is all about!

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