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Veteran’s Day Reads

Thanks to all those who have served or are still serving our country!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, check out these great military titles.

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by Maria Cordova

Check out Maria’s book as seen on Fox & Friends this morning!

Find out all about the largest branch in the United States Armed Forces with The ABCs of the Army.You’ll learn what it takes to be in the Army, while learning your ABCs too! From basic combat training to the Old Guard, this book offers fun for young readers and members of the Army alike.

 

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by Seth Waltman

They’re heroes to a lot of people, but they’re superheroes to us! Join families from all walks of life as they celebrate the great things military parents do for their country.

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by Kathy Borkoski and Kristin Kavanaugh

Go Baby, Beat Army is a children’s sports and recreation book about the annual Army-Navy football game! When Baby steps on the field, it’s up to him to help his team to victory!

 

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A MARINES TAIL: CHESTY GOES TO BOOT CAMP
Chesty is no ordinary bulldog. He is the mascot of the United States Marine Corps and he lives in the historic Marine Corps Barracks in Washington DC. In this book, children can read about how it all began for Chesty…at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (a.k.a Boot Camp). In this colorful rhyming book, you’ll get to follow Chesty as he stands on the yellow footprints, meets his Drill Instructors, and learns what it takes to be transformed into a United States Marine.

 

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A SALUTE TO OUR HEROES: THE U.S. MARINES
A Salute to Our Heroes: The U.S. Marines has skillfully captured the essence of more than 200 years of Marine Corps history, along with the Corps’ core values of honor, courage and commitment, in a way that will keep a child’s attention from cover to cover. The hardback book is written in a delightful rhyming cadence with Chesty the Bulldog, the Corps’ mascot, giving a fun-filled, exuberant account of life as a Marine.

Chesty begins his narrative on the yellow footprints of a U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where every recruit’s journey begins: “Marines first go to boot camp, where drill instructors are loud. If they pass, they become one of the few and proud.”

Beautifully simplistic in its rhetoric, the book covers the basics of marksmanship and physical training, along with touching upon the ways a Marine can attack by land, air or sea. It even acknowledges the heartbreaking truth that sometimes a Marine has to leave family and friends behind in order to protect and defend America’s interests abroad.

The illustrations by Rebecca Wochner give the book added appeal by featuring Chesty in a multitude of military scenarios that easily capture and stimulate the imagination of young and old alike.

 

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The Air Force Service Pals are performing in the annual airshow. The Pals amaze the crowd with their tricks and provide a thrilling finish no one expected.

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The Army Service Pals go in search of Sergeant Mike the Mechanic to fix Antsy Archie. Along the way, they travel across the United States and visit America’s landmarks. See where their journey takes them!

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The heartwarming tale of a father who must leave his family to help protect and serve his country. His two sons find it hard to cope with the time spent away from their father, but they continue on, knowing that he loves them with all of his heart and will be home soon to spend valuable time with them.

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The Navy Service Pals are moving from Virginia to California. See where their trip takes them as they travel around the world to reach their destination.

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