Independence Day is so close! I’m feeling very American. I find myself humming patriotic songs and looking forward to introducing my two youngest to sparklers. So for today’s Book of the Week, I’ve got two American themed books for you.

First, The American Story, by Jennifer Armstrong. Perfect for school age kids. 100 true (and short) stories about America. From the beginning through the most recent Presidential elections. A nice thick book.

Second, John, Paul, George & Ben, by Lane Smith. Not too factual. But very clever. And I love Lane Smith. Bonus: hardcover currently on sale for $5. John as in Hancock. Paul as in Revere. George as in Washington and Ben as in Franklin. Plus Thomas Jefferson as a bonus.