Veteran’s Day is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids about the armed forces, and remind them to honor and give thanks to those who are serving and have served in the military. Between the excitement of Halloween and Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day can sometimes be overlooked, but there are some simple ways to teach kids about Veteran’s Day and help them learn about its importance. especially through a good Veterans Day book. We’ve put together some of our favorite books about Veteran’s Day and serving in the military for you to enjoy during your Veteran’s Day activities. Take a look at our favorite Veteran’s Day books for kids!
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Veterans Day Books
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood is an engaging rhyming book that will help your children with appreciation and mindfulness about those who have served.
Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin
Hero Dad tells the story of a boy who compares his father, a U.S. soldier, to a hero.
Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin
Hero Mom is a book celebrating moms and the many roles mom’s serve.
Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut
Night Catch tells the story of a soldier’s work takes him across the world from his son. He uses the North Star to still play “catch” with his son.
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet explores the different military branches and introduces a lot of rich vocabulary.
The Poppy Lady by Barbara E. Walsh
The Poppy Lady tells the story of a Georgia schoolteacher who worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers.
Veterans Day by Jacqueline S. Cotton
Veterans Day is a great way to introduce your kids to this important holiday.
Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? by Grace Houser
Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? is a book that teaches kids how to recognize and be thankful for our nation’s veterans.
Veterans Day by Rebecca Pettiford
Veterans Day teaches kids about why we celebrate Veteran’s Day and how different people celebrate this important holiday.
I’ll Lend You My Daddy by Becky King
I’ll Lend You My Daddy tells a heartwarming story about military families and the families that are affected.
Lil’ Navy Sailor by RP Kids
Lil’ Navy Sailor celebrates real-life Navy heroes with the help of this book for little ones.
Lil’ Army Soldier by RP Kids
Lil’ Army Soldier celebrates the lives of military soldiers in this easy-to-read board book.
Lil’ Marine by RP Kids
Lil’ Marine will help your children celebrate real-life heroes in the US Marine Corps.
Lil’ Air Force Pilot by RP Kids
Lil’ Air Force Pilot celebrates the important lives of our Air Force in a way that is easy for kids to digest.
The Wall by Eve Bunting
The Wall tells the story of a young boy and his father visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven
America’s White Table tells the significance of so many different symbols that are important to those celebrating Veteran’s Day.
Granddad Bud: A Veterans Day Story by Sharon Ferry
Granddad Bud: A Veterans Day Story tells the story of a kid whose grandpa comes to school to tell veteran stories to his class.
Learn More About Veterans Day
In addition to reading some of the Veterans Day book suggestions on this list you can introduce young kids to the Veterans Day through simple activities that teach respect and awareness. Check out our list of kid-friendly Veterans Day activity ideas to teach your children!