Honoring those who serve(d)

Veterans Day: Remembering Our War Heroes, by Elaine Landau


H Is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

The Wall, by Eve Bunting


For more information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, visit the History Channel’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic.


And to learn more about the history of Veterans Day, read my post here.


Thank you to those who have served our country!

What a Capital Idea!

For a realistic (virtual) tour of something closer to home, use these books and links to visit our nation’s capital:

We’re There! Washington, DC, by Elizabeth Skinner Grumbach

Capital!: Washington D.C. from A to Z, by Laura Krauss Melmed

Journey Around Washington D.C. from A to Z, by Martha Day Zschock

TheCapitol.net – pictures, maps, sites to see, and more

The Wall, by Eve Bunting

Underground Train, by Mary Quattlebaum

And if you have a chance to visit Washington, D.C. in person, check out the free walking tours to learn more about the background, layout, and historical importance of this place. This was one of the highlights of my trip a few years ago.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Birthday, America, by Mary Pope Osborne

Ready for some time travel? Explore the following books and resources to visit our nation over 200 years ago:

Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman


The Declaration of Independence (True Books: American History), by Elaine Landau


The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, by Catherine Osornio


The Declaration Of Independence, by Sam Fink


Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War, by Benson Bobrick


George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen by Both Sides, by Rosalyn Schanzer


Revolutionary War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes (American Kids in History Series), by David C. King

One of my own travels took me to Washington, D.C. a couple of years ago. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History contains some interesting objects from this time period. Among them are Jefferson’s portable desk he used when writing the Declaration of Independence and George Washington’s uniform and camp chest.

Seeing the Declaration of Independence in person was also an amazing experience. Visit the National Archives website for more pictures and information about this and other important documents from our nation’s history.