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Hi I'm Kristen!

I’m Kristen, a Content Creator and Photographer, and a mom of a 9 year old & 6 year old.  I live in Houston, TX  with my husband who is my college sweetheart. I have a knack for product styling, crafting & DIYing, in addition to brand content creation and photography.  You can find me on Instagram @kristensellentin I have over 300k followers.   I am also on Pinterest, Facebook & TikTok, & LTK.  Come say hi!

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4th of July Books for Young Readers

July is when I reflect on our freedom and the blessings it brings. I am eager for my children to understand the significance of the 4th of July. To appreciate our flag and learn about the various monuments in the United States. That’s the reason I began gathering books about the 4th of July. I truly appreciate the stories and knowledge that each book offers.

4th of July Bookshelves with 4th of July books.

This sweet space provides the perfect setting to relax and savor these patriotic books. Red, White & Blue everything went into this setup! All the @pearlandjane garlands, disco balls & patriotic touches I have gathered from @target over the years. Combined with the adorable @chalkfullofdesign chalkboard map, @zozu_co flag bow & @againstthegrainhc apple plaque made it pop! ❤️🤍💙

Shop the Shelves

Who would have thought there were so many 4th of July books? That’s what my husband mentioned when he noticed the shelves. He jokingly added that only I would have a collection dedicated to the 4th of July. Whether you purchase them or borrow from the library, these books are favorites for me and the kids!

60+ 4th of July Books for the Young Reader

Great 4th of July Board Books for Toddlers:

“Lil’ Army Soldier (Mini Military)” by RP Kids– The Mini Military series aims to introduce young readers to the different branches of the US military. In Lil’ Army Soldier, children learn about the experiences in the US Army, exploring uniforms, helmets, vests, and getting acquainted with military vehicles.

“Good Night America” by Adam Gamble Young children will discover the magic of America’s most famous landmarks and attractions through this beautifully illustrated board book, perfect for bedtime exploration.

“A Is for America” by Greg Paprocki– Help your young child explore America with an engaging alphabet book that highlights themes from American history.

“What Does It Mean to Be American?” by Rana DiOrio– A captivating children’s picture book that celebrates the essence of being American!

Fun Reads for Elementary School Children

The Night Before the Fourth of July” by Natasha Wing – This delightful rhyming book captures the excitement and traditions of the holiday, from fireworks to parades, making it a perfect read for young children.

“Wonders of the USA (Shine-A-Light)” by Carron Brown– This engaging book enables your child to illuminate the pages and discover hidden sights across our country.

“America: A Patriotic Primer” by Lynne V. CheneyAmerica: A Patriotic Primer serves as a brief history of the United States, an ABC guide on the founding principles of the nation.

“My America, The Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates“My Beautiful America” combines Katharine Lee Bates’s “America the Beautiful” lyrics with lively, contemporary illustrations, creating an essential book for young patriots!

“Her Right Foot” by Dave Eggers In this engaging and entertaining approach to nonfiction aimed at children, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris delve into a seemingly minor aspect of America’s most iconic statue.

Exciting Reads to Discover the 50 States of America

“50 Adventures in the 50 States” by Katie Siber– Take a bold step and unleash your adventurous spirit on an exhilarating journey across the United States of America, experiencing 50 incredible adventures along the way!

“The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!” by Gabrielle Balkan Explore the USA through 51 illustrated infographic maps showcasing over 2,000 facts about each state, including people, cities, nature, and historic events.

So many different books for different ages to be engaged in reading and learning about the country they live in. Whether it’s colorful picture books for toddlers, engaging stories for young readers, or in-depth historical accounts for older students, there is something for everyone.

Comfy pillows and rug in the 4th of July Book Nook.

The complete selection of 4th of July books is available in my Amazon Storefront. I’m sure you will discover some fantastic books to enhance your collection or kickstart a new one. Additionally, you can explore book reviews for many of these titles on my Instagram Stories. Happy 4th of July!


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