It’s time to celebrate the Fourth of July, that most American of holidays! Hot off the presses and just in at Oakland’s Museum Shop, these new titles for young ones bring the holiday alive with colorful illustrations and fun prose. Bonus: Pick up a free cherry pie recipe card in the Museum Shop while supplies last!
My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli and Larry Day
Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and award-winning illustrator Larry Day join forces to celebrate America’s birthday, the Fourth of July. A responsible little boy who’s eager to do his part wakes up joyful and ready to celebrate his favorite day of all. But there’s a lot of work to do—pies to be baked, deviled eggs to be filled—and the boy has lots of jobs to complete before he can enjoy the fun . . . the world’s best picnic! Face painting! A band concert! And then, after what seems like the longest wait ever . . . he can kick back and enjoy the fireworks with the rest of the country. This delicious and spirited book celebrates small-town America and is full of nostalgia for times gone by, yet absolutely of the moment. $18.99
A is for America by Greg Paprocki
Help your toddler learn all about America with this fun alphabet primer featuring themes from American history. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring more than just fireworks, parades, and the American flag. Also includes iconic moments from American history. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that’s proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Have fun discovering new details in each illustration with every successive reading. $9.99