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April is Month of the Military Child

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger in 1986 designated each April as “The Month of the Military Child”.  Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each year that all branches of services provide special days and events to honor the family and their children.

Check out these books about families with parents who serve in the military:

Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops by Jill Biden

Don't forget, God bless our troops

Natalie, a young girl whose soldier father has deployed to Iraq, tells the reader what life is like for her and her mother in the year that her father is away.

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Dear Baby, I’m Watching Over You by Carol Casey

Dear baby, I'm watching over you

Parents in the armed forces assure their children at home, who are doing things that echo what their parents are doing, how much they love and miss their offspring, and how their duties are another way of showing their love.

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My Red Balloon by Eve Bunting 

My red balloonA young boy waits with both excitement and apprehension for his father to disembark from the aircraft carrier returning to port after many months at sea.

 

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New Call Numbers, New Books: Citizenship and Community

Our children’s collection reorganization continues apace!

To give you an idea of what is in each new collection category, the next several posts here will feature new books from each new category.

Today, here are a few new books from our Citizenship & Community area.

“This area includes books on government, civic duty, community helpers, the law and justice system, the military, education, social problems and social services, manners and behavior, careers, economics, commerce, technology, and communications.”

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How Do Elections Work? by Leslie HarperHow do elections work?

Explains the election process, including who gets to vote,how votes are counted, and what the Electoral College does.

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Special Operations: Paratroopers by Don NardoSpecial operations : paratroopers

Describes the role of paratroopers in the United States armed forces, including paratrooper units in the Navy, Army, and Air Force, and details the training and equipment required to become a special operations paratrooper. 

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Banks & Banking by Megan GundersonBanks & banking

Presents an overview of banks and banking, discussing the history, the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, and the various access methods available. 

 

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Stuff to do instead of watching TV: Draw a tank

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Draw 50 Vehicles: the step-by-step way to draw speedboats, spaceships, fire trucks and many more… by Lee Ames

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