In honor of our veterans, I searched the internet and found these picture books:
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
A boy travels to The Wall with his father to find his grandfather's name.
Read more about the author here.
I have many veterans in my family, including my husband and my father (now deceased). I have visited The Wall in Washington, DC and I visited The Traveling Wall when it came here to Ripley, it is a very moving experience. Read about my experience here.
The Poppy Lady: Monia Belle Michael and her Tribute to Veterans
By Barbara Walsh
Illustrated by Layne Johnson
Calkins Creek 2012
When American soldiers entered WWI, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, almost single-handedly worked to establish the poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. Go here to read more about this book.
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet
By Devin Scillian
Illustrated by Victor Juhasz
Sleeping Bear Press 2006
Go here to read more about this book.
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