Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Why we love this book:
At first glance the images in this book bring back the nostalgia of Virginia Lee Burton’s books. As a child one of the few books we owned was The Little House. My mother read it to me over and over again. To this day, it is still one of my favorites. All the World holds the same sweetness as The Little House. The scenes of every day life and shared experiences make you happy to be part of a family . . . a community . . . a country . . . our world.
While this book is about “All the World” it feels like a little slice of Americana. A perfect read aloud as you celebrate the founding of the United States this July 4th with family, friends, your community and your country. Happy 4th of July!
Celebrating the 4th of July with Children
FREE printable book: America is Red, White and Blue
- Print this book FREE: America is Red, White and Blue
- markers, colored pencils or crayons
Step 1: Brainstorm Red, White and Blue Colors
- Introduce America, the United States of America and why we celebrate the 4th of July
- We brainstormed a list of red, white and blue items to add to our “America” books
Step 2: Write and Illustrate Book
- The children used our list of words to help them write and illustrate their books.
- I simply write the words for young children as they dictate page by page.
The Pledge of Allegiance and Illustrating the American Flag
The American Flag, MacGyver, age 8
The American Flag, Miss Enigma, age 5
Print this FREE: The Pledge of Allegiance of The United States of America
Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington by Anne F. Rockwell is a powerful introduction to George Washington and the founding of the United States of America. We have checked this book out a number of times and the children absolutely love learning about our first president. Additionally, Matt Phelan’s illustrations are nothing less than thrilling. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Mom, teacher and kid tested! How often do you find a History book that children actually request?!
Life with Jeannine
We’re GIVING AWAY one hardcover copy of All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon.
To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
Let’s celebrate the 4th of July by finishing one of these sentences: America is red _________. America is blue __________. -or- America is white __________. (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
One entry per person, please.
No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, July 5, 2012
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, July 6, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!
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