Monday, November 11, 2013

Picture Books in Honor of our Veterans

In honor of our veterans, I searched the internet and found these picture books:

The Wall
By Eve Bunting
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
HMH 1992

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

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.

Posted byJanet Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. The Wall in DC was the most moving of all the memorials for me, I think. Well, it and the Korean War Memorial with its tall, ghostly figures. These are great resources; thanks for compiling them.

    1. Hi Barbara. I loved the Korean War Memorial, too. It was very movng

  2. I remember Eve Bunting's book but I'm not familiar with the other two. Nice of you to write a blog post honoring veterans.

    1. Hi Joanne, glad you stopped by. I wasn't familiar with them either before finding them on the internet.

  3. These are great resources. I'm glad you shared these picture books about veterans. This is a great posting to honor veterans.

    1. Hi Brenda. Thank you for your comment. I think all children, young and old, should be told about our veterans. Picture books are a good way to do it.


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