Picture Books to celebrate memorial day

These books are part of our Memorial Day guide and will truly make Memorial Day come alive for your family!

Hero dad

by Melinda Hardin

These superhero dads may not wear rocket-propelled boots or drive super-powered cars, but they wear army boots, drive tanks, and go away for long trips to make the world a safer place. They are military dads.

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hero mom

by Melinda Hardin

The moms in this book are superheroes. They may not wear capes, but they construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They help create a safer world. They are military moms.

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rolling thunder

by Kate Messner

Every Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., more than a million veterans and their supporters gather for the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, a demonstration that pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

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the poppy lady

by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh

Moina Belle Michael, a Georgia schoolteacher, worked tirelessly to establish the red poppyas the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. This is her fascinating true story.

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Tucky Jo and Little Heart

by Patricia Polacco

Kentucky John was the youngest recruit in the Pacific during World War II. During the war, he meets a little girl in the jungle who helps soothe his bug bites, and despite their language barrier, they become dear friends. Many years later, the two meet again in this heartwarming true story of kindness.

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The Wall

by Eve Bunting

A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the boy's grandfather who died in the Vietnam War.

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Twenty-one steps

by Jeff Gottesfeld

Since July 2, 1937, sentinel guards have kept a 24-hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Told from the perspective of an unknown soldier, this book pays tribute to the sacrifice of countless heroes whose faces are known only to God.

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