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10 Patriotic Books for Kids and a Free Printable Patriotic Scavenger Hunt!

Celebrate America with these ten patriotic books that kids are sure to enjoy and a free printable patriotic-themed scavenger hunt!!

Free Printable Stars and STripes Patriotic Scavenger Hunt

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Books are a fabulous and fun way to learn about patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, Presidents' Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July! We always seek out high-interest titles that boys and girls will want to read again and again!

For the icing on the cake, we've included our latest patriot themed Scavenger Hunt Printable - and it's free!

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Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get moving, stay entertained, and play a little patriotic I-Spy!

10 Patriotic Books for Kids + Free Patriotic Scavenger Hunt!

America the Beautiful picture book for boys and girls

This is a gorgeous book that 100% celebrates America! Fabulous illustrations and great content make this the perfect book to start our list with!

Kids and adults alike will love America the Beautiful - Celebrating America's History... and is an absolute must-have for the bookshelf!

America the Beautiful book celebrating United States for boys and girls

If you or your young reader is into trivia, then that's an added bonus because this is a fun-filled way book to read.

For kids who'd rather read trivia or hop around as opposed to settling in with a story, America the Beautiful - Celebrating America's History... is a good choice!

by Marjorie Priceman

how to make a cherry pie and see the U.S.A. patriotic picture book for boys and girls

From a riverboat, to train, to taxi and plane, the reader gets to see where our natural resources come from and enjoy the various modes of transportation to get there!

In How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A., a young baker and her dog travel around America to gather materials in order to make her baking tools!

A fabulous book from a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A is guaranteed to be a holiday hit!

F is for Flag

by Wendy Cheyenne Lewison Illustrated by Barbara Duke

F is for Flag patriotic picture books for boys and girls

by Sheri Wall Illustrated by Gary Manly

Our Pledge Our Promise patriotic picture book for boys and girls

The American Girl Felicity books

American girl books Felicity Beforever Love and Loyalty

The American Girl books are fabulous choices for learning about American history. The Felicity stories make a perfect addition to your reader's July 4th bookshelf! Here's the full series!

Between helping a horse in need of rescue from it's owner, hearing whispers of a revolution, and having friends on both sides of the cause, Felicity's adventures will send readers back in time and racing through her story!

by Barbara Walsh

The Poppy Lady Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

The Poppy Lady is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches about the poppy and its significance and truly deserves to read by all.

Moina Belle Michael was a remarkable woman who participated in many ways to help the 'lads' during World War I.

In a time when women's roles were limited, she launched a campaign to honor fallen soldiers by encouraging wearing the poppy to remember those who served.

With hundreds of 5-star reviews, readers agree The Poppy Lady memorializes an important piece of history!

National Parks of the U.S.A.

National Parks of the U.S.A patriotic book for boys and girls

National Parks of the U.S.A. is a great book for any reader who wants to learn a little bit more about the natural wonders around our country!

From east coast to west coast, explore the many national parks and their individual attractions through the colorful illustrations and maps!

by Gabriel Balkan

The 50 States patriotic picture books for boys and girls

More than 2,000 facts including all kinds of fun info about the 50 states are in this super fun and colorful book that's great for kids who love learning about new places!

The 50 States is perfect whether you're using it in a classroom or to learn a little bit about your next road trip destination!!

by Barbara McClintock

Adele and Simon in America picture book for boys and girls by Barbara McClintock

This brother and sister duo are visiting their Aunt Cecile in America and she takes them on a summer-long excursion to see the sights of America!

Perfect for any patriotic holiday and great for any young reader's bookshelf, Adéle & Simon in America by Barbara McClintock is another great picture book that is perfect to read and one of our very favorites!

Gorgeous illustrations, additional fun facts at the end of the book along with an I-Spy incorporated make Adéle & Simon in America a book that your young reader will love reading again and again!!

by Janet S. Wong Pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong picture book for boys and girls

When her parents insist on selling their regular Chinese fare on July 4th, their daughter tries to convince them to go along with the holiday like everybody else!

We found this gem many years ago in the library! Apple Pie 4th of July is a fabulously illustrated picture book filled with food, fireworks and family!

By the end of the night, however, she realizes that there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in this festive and sweet holiday tale!

P.S. We guarantee you'll want some Chinese food and apple pie by the end of this book!

little girl in swingy dress holding the American flag while running in her back yard

Whether you make it a competition with prizes and rules, or spread out your Scavenger Hunt over the weekend, this festive, free and patriotic Printable is so much fun!

Free Stars and Striped Patriotic Scavenger Hunt for boys and girls

Picnics, drive-in movies, backyard grilling, and hanging by the pool are other perfect places to fit in a scavenger hunt!

fireworks in a night sky

Ready for a Patriotic Scavenger Hunt? This printable is the perfect choice for some holiday fun!

For additional memories, and to round out your Scavenger Hunt, try taking some pics of some of the things you find on your list!

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updated 5/19/2023 originally published 5/25/2022


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