Take Pride In The U.S.A.

Parents and teachers, can help children develop a sense of pride and patriotism for America by sharing books.

The Pledge of Allegiance. Francis Bellamy

Children in the United States have been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance since 1892,  and for about that long, they've found its big words confusing. Beloved children's book author Bill Martin Jr, fellow literacy expert Michael Sampson, and Caldecott Honor-winning artist Chris Raschka give America's children a hand, and explain this patriotic poem once and for all.

Meet Our flag, Old Glory April Jones Prince 

This is the perfect pick for the budding patriot! Lively verse in large, easy-to-read type is paired with bold illustrations to create a stunning book about the American flag for even the youngest reader. A comprehensive history of the flag is included at the end, making this book especially useful for both classroom and home all year round.

You're a Grand Old Flag George M. Cohan

It's the emblem of the land that we love! Get ready to salute the flag as Warren Kimble pays tribute to one of his favorite subjects, America! George M. Cohan's classic patriotic anthem, beloved by young and old alike, provides the perfect backdrop for Kimble's playful portraits and stunning panoramas. This American standard provides a rousing soundtrack for sporting events, picnics, and in classrooms around the country. Sing along with the sheet music in the back of the book as you learn important facts about our flag.

Betsy Ross Becky White 

Betsy ripped. Rip, rip. Seven rich, crimson strips. Inch by inch, bit by bit, Betsy Ross clips, dips, and stitches the first American flag. Based on a sketch Betsy's friend George Washington gave her in 1776, the flag had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, which Betsy showed George how to make with a single clip of her scissors. Included activity shows children how to make their own Betsy Ross star. This book has large illustrations and simple text making it a great choice for younger children.

The Pledge of Allegiance: The Story Behind our Patriotic Promise  Liz Sonneborn.

This patriotic series focuses on the songs, documents, speeches, and poems that have become part of American history and American life today. Through easy-to-read text and historical photographs, students will gain insight into how America's democratic values were formed.

Crafts

Star-Spangled Crafts Kathy Ross

Provides instructions for creating a variety of crafts with patriotic themes, including a firecracker lapel pin, flag mosaic, American eagle magnet, fireworks trinket box, Liberty Bell favors, and more.
 

Music CD

The St. John's Children's Choir, music CD, God bless the U.S.A : Kids Sing Songs for America.

God Bless the U.S.A. -- America the Beautiful -- You're a Grand Old Flag -- God Bless America -- This Land is Your Land -- America, My Country 'tis of Thee -- Yankee Doodle -- Home on The Range -- Battle Hymn of The Republic -- This is My Country -- The Old Red, White & Blue -- Pledge of Allegiance -- The Star-Spangled Banner.