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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 7, 2011

We all want smart and global children, right? Let’s start by making sure they understand the meanings behind the many special days that nations across the world choose to recognize.

Celebrated on March 17 of each year, Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday named after one of the patron saints of Ireland, Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461). Many of us look forward to feasting away this highly-spirited day in the holiday’s more secular form; however, not putting aside any shamrocks, green colored cookies, green clothing, or pots of gold—we know that these elements are symbolic and a lot of the fun—these two books will help give this festive day some historical back bone, in a child-friendly way.

TheWallThe Wall

by Eve Bunting (Author), Ronald Himler (Illustrator)

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Sandpiper (August 24, 1992)

Publisher’s Synopsis: A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

H-Is-For-HonorH is for Honor

By Devin Scillian

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press (August 1, 2006)

Publisher’s Synopsis: Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere. Children will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers. “H is for Honor” also explains why the annual Army/Navy football game is more that just a game, how much letters from home mean to soldiers, how often military families have to move and what life on base is like. With an underlying message of courage and commitment that every child can relate to, the book will be espcially meaningful to those whose parents, siblings or other relatives serve in the Armed Forces.