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Kids Book Review – Celebrate July with these top children’s picks

In celebration of Independence Day, Youth Services Manager, Krista King-Oaks, shares some of her favorite children’s books that highlight the beauty of our unique United States.

Blue Sky White Star

by Sarvinder Naberhaus
illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Her Right Foot

by Dave Eggers
illustrated by Shawn Harris

Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgille and Her Star-spangled Creation

by Kristen Fulton
illustrated by Holly Berry

For Spacious Skies: Katharine Lee Bates and The Inspiration for the “America the Beautiful”

by Nancy Churnin
illustrated by Olga Baumert

One Today

by Richard Blanco
illustrated by Dav Pilkey

National Parks of the U.S.A.

by Kate Siber
illustrated by Chris Turnham

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land

by John Coy
photographs by Wing Young Huie

We the People

by Aura Lewis and Evan Sargent

We are a Garden: A Story of How Diversity Took Root in America

by Lisa Westberg Peters
illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Krista King-Oaks is the Youth Services Manager at the Main Library in Burlington. She is mom to an exuberant and adventurous three year old whose favorite hobbies include the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and exploring parks in the region.

Photo credit DB Photography Cincinnati.

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