Fourth of July is almost here – but the magic of fireworks is something everyone can enjoy all year round! There are so many books that incorporate the magic and science of fireworks. Here are a few that you can share with kids of all ages:
Fireworks at the FBI by Ron Roy
In the sixth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.— KC gets a front row seat to the Fourth of July festivities at the White House. What better place to be on the fourth than Washington, D.C.? But KC spots fireworks coming from a very peculiar place – the FBI building! Although the president thinks it was an accident, KC and her friend Marshall know better. They are sure those fireworks were covering up a clever crime!
How it Happens at the Fireworks Factory by Megan Rocker
What’s more exciting than a loud and colorful display of fireworks? The booms, crashes, and brilliant colors of a pyrotechnics show can fill anyone with a sense of childlike wonder. Come along and watch how skilled technicians craft fireworks, choreograph a show, and then ignite a fabulous display.
Liberty by Ellen Miles
Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. Lizzie and her family go to the beach for a July 4th weekend trip. Liberty, a golden retriever puppy, gets spooked by the fireworks display and loses her owners. Can the Petersons find her home, even while they are on vacation?
Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw
It’s the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America’s birthday BOOM!
Skyler, the Fireworks Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Rachel and Kirsty are spending a week with their parents at a beautiful lakeside village. The village is celebrating its bicentennial and there are a ton of fun activities planned.
The girls are most looking forward to the fireworks show at the village’s big birthday bash. Skyler the Fireworks Fairy is on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Unfortunately, Jack Frost is determined to take all the fireworks back to the Ice Castle so only he can enjoy them!
Crafting Fireworks! To bring the magic of fireworks to life in an artistic way, try this neat, textured salt painting craft – It’s colorful, its creative, and it’s easy! Instructions courtesy of Busy Mommy Media.