For today's selections I want to share a couple beautiful picture books. I chose these two for a couple reasons. First of all, November is Picture Book Month! There is a wonderful web site for teachers at www.PictureBookMonth.com You will find many treasures there!
The other reason I chose these two is because Veterans' Day is being celebrated today. These books help us show children what patriotism is all about. Both of these books have the most amazing pictures.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a book written in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The pictures are child friendly and perfect. The book is simply written to repeat the pledge, but has a page dedicated to the pictures used in the book. It also has a section called: What Does the Pleadge of Allegiance Mean? This Scholastic book is a great addition to any library.
America the Beautiful is written by Katharine Lee Bates and illustrated by Chris Gall. The poem by Katharine Lee Bates and illustrated by Chris Gall celebrate America's majesty. Gall is the great-great grandnephew of Katharine Bates. Who better to share pictures of this beautiful song?