Today is Veterans Day and I am having a great time going through old photos with my kids. I remembered that I had this blog post about children’s books for the less popular holidays, so I thought I would revisit it and update it.
My kids have a ton of books. I don’t think it’s possible to have too many books, right? I usually support the book fairs and book sales at school plus I love to browse the Avon Grove Lions Book Barn in Avondale, and I always stock up when they have bag sales.
Then comes Christmas and Easter and our relatives, almost ALL of them, usually buy each child a book about either Christmas or Easter. So when it comes to Christmas and Easter books, we’re good. But, when it comes to the other holidays, we don’t have as many.
What we don’t have are books for the lesser-known holidays, like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Mother’s Day, and all the other non-major holidays. I do have quite a few books that I’ve collected at gift shops when I travel to Washington, DC. So they have books about our government and visiting our Capitol. But still, I like to read to them timely things and I don’t always have that on hand.
To remedy that, my friend Lindsay over at The Naughty Mommy helped us by compiling this list. Thanks Lindsay!
Let me know if you add any of them to your collection of books!
Children’s Books for less popular holidays
MLK Day books for kids
- A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography) (Picture Book Biographies)
- My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
- National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)
Kids books about Presidents’ Day
- Presidents’ Day
- Celebrating President’s Day: What Is a President? (Learn to Read Read to Learn Holiday Series)
- Who Was George Washington?
St. Patrick’s Day Kids books
Other less popular holidays-books for kids
- The Night Before Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)
- A Perfect Father’s Day
- The Story of America’s Birthday
- Apple Pie Fourth of July
- Labor Day (Rookie Read-About Holidays)
- Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood