Explore this collection of the best Veterans Day Books for Kids. Learn about ways to honor and thank our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Take time this Veterans Day with your child to learn more about our soldiers as we celebrate them.
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Veterans Day Books for Kids
Veterans Day is observed on November 11 each year. There are some simple ways to teach kids about Veteran’s Day and help them learn about its importance. You can use these Veterans Day books to go along with this collection of Veterans Day Activities for your child or classroom.
Celebrating this holiday with kids can help focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day. “A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” – US Department of Veterans Affairs
This collection of Veterans Day Books for kids shares about the ways we honor our veterans for Veterans Day and in our every day lives. It also shares children’s books about parents serving in the military.
I’ve included books that teach children about the various five branches of the U.S. Military.
In addition, you’ll see a few books about important events in U.S. History where our veterans were called to serve and protect our freedom.
Here are several books suggestions for your child to learn about Veterans Day.
Children’s Books About Veterans
*You can click on the book cover image or Title link to learn more and read the reviews of each book.
Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? (Celebrating U.S. Holidays) by Grace Houser
Veterans Day (Bullfrog Books: Holidays) by Rebecca Pettiford
American Dream Team: A Kid’s Guide to Patriotism by Courtney Petruzzelli
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalván (Listen to Read Aloud)
Books About Veteran Memorials in Honor of Fallen Soldiers
Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown by Jeff Gottesfeld (Listen to Read Aloud)
The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans by Barbara E. Walsh (Listen to Read Aloud)
Arlington: The Story of Our Nation’s Cemetery by Chris Demarest
Books About Deployment for Kids
I’ll Lend You My Daddy: A Deployment Book for Kids by Becky King (Listen to Read Aloud)
Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom by Lisa Tucker McElroy
Daddy’s Boots by Sandra Miller Linhart
my daddy is a sailor by Tahna Desmond Fox
My Mom’s Boots by Elizabeth Gordon
When You Are Away by Dominique James Ed.D.
The Navy’s Night Before Christmas by Christine Ford and Trish Holland
Do you have a favorite book about Veterans Day? SHARE in the comments
Non-Fiction U.S. Military Books for Kids
Lil’ Army Soldier (Mini Military) Board book by RP Kids
Lil’ Marine (Mini Military) Board book by RP Kids
Lil’ Navy Sailor (Mini Military) Board book by RP Kids
Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing by Julia Cook
U.S. ARMY Alphabet Book by Sammie Garnett and Jerry Pallotta
US Marines Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Sammie Garnett
U.S. Navy Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Sammie Garnett
Learn more about our Veterans Memorials and U.S. Military Forces by going on Washington DC Virtual Field Trips.
Books About Wars in U.S. History
What Was the Vietnam War? by Jim O’Connor
What Was D-Day? by Patricia Brennan Demu
What Was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan Demuth
What Was World War I? by Nico Medina
What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? by Jess Brallier
What Was the Holocaust? by Gail Herman
World War I (Eyewitness) by DK
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk
Book List for Veterans Day
We hope this book list about veterans helps you select the best books to read with your child as you celebrate Veterans Day. There are so many ways they impact our lives.
If I’ve missed your favorite title, please let me know in the comments below as I hope this Veterans Day Book List will continue to grow.
Veterans Day Activities for Kids
Use of of the Veterans Day books to make a Veterans day project with your child. These activities share was to honor and show thanks to our veterans.
Videos About Veterans Day
- Veteran’s Day | PBS KIDS
- Veterans Day – How it started and why we honor it | KID HISTORY
- Learn Fun Facts about Veterans Day | Educational Videos for Students
- Veterans Day Facts for Kids | Homeschool POP Video
- Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day | Veterans Day Facts for Kids | Hey! Guess what
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