10 Books You Must Read To Your Military Baby
Little ones love to be told stories, and what way is better than a good book? Make reading part of their every day, at least for a few minutes a day. It will help with their literacy, and also, with the understanding of the world around them. We all know that kids can be very persistent, and experts say children should be given books that refer to events in their lives in order to help them understand and work through the issues. Military kids have a bit more to deal with – often moving, deployments, making new friends and above all the risk of having a parent service in the military. Among many great books, we chose the 10 we consider best for military children to be familiar with.
“H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet” by Devin Scillian
This book talks about courage, honor, and commitment in a way every child can easily understand. In this interesting read, your kid will be exposed to multiple lessons, from why it is important to keep writing letters to soldiers to the explanation of the meanings hidden behind an Army/Navy football game.
“Boo Boo Bear’s Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear’s Adventure in Iraq” by Mary Linda Sather
A plush toy has a very important mission. A little girls’ dad has been deployed to Iraq, and in order to help him, the girl sends him the Boo Boo Bear. Now, the teddy goes into adventures with dad, fulfilling the most important mission of all – carrying a family’s love until they are reunited.
“My Dad’s a Hero” by Rebecca Christiansen
Military kids sometimes feel abandoned, so this book helps them feel pride in their parents’ work. It shows them a small portion of daily sacrifices military members have to make. The most beautiful idea in this book, are the places for photographs of children with their parent that fit into the story. How cool is that?
“Hero Dad” by Melinda Hardin
Some superheroes drive super-powered cars, other have X-ray vision, can fly, or shape shift. And others? Well, others drive tanks, wear uniforms and army boots, and go on trips far away from home, to help make the world a safer place. It looks like a tough job, and it actually is, and superheroes always do what’s right. Melinda Hardin wrote a simple text full of understanding, and Bryan Langdon illustrated the book with watercolors and pencil. ‘’Hero Dad’’ is here to make a difficult and sensitive subject simpler for children with parents who serve far from their homes.
“Hero Mom” by Melinda Hardin
Every mom is a superhero, and military ones may be even more so than others! They cannot leap over buildings or stop a moving train, but they fly plains, heal soldiers, construct buildings and make tanks go. They help create a safer world in all kinds of ways. Superhero moms are military moms.
“My Mommy Wears Combat Boots” by Sharon McBride
This book is great for moms in uniforms everywhere. It helps mothers explain to their little ones all the emotions connected to their deployment, and offers a positive way to channel those feelings when mommy is away. Books like this one are few in number, so this one is to be cherished among mothers in the service.
“Love Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom” by Lisa Tucker McElroy
A lovely, warm tale about a little girl named Lizzie who is trying to find a way to handle her mom’s deployment by writing letters. It is a sincere and loving book everyone can relate to. We loved it, and so will your kid.
“The ABCs of the Army” by Maria Cordova
Fun illustrations explain words that are already part of military kid’s lives, so it’s a great way to teach younger kids the alphabet. Also, it is good for older kids to see things from their everyday life explained and illustrated in a book.
“Night Catch” by Brenda Ehrmantraut
This is a book with beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming story about a dad who is a deployed soldier. He plays a nightly game of catch with his son, but he uses the North Star as a ball.
What do you think about our list? Have you read any of these books to your kids? Do you have some recommendations of your own? We’d love to hear what you think and if you have any more suggestions!
More inFamily & Relationships
You Can Look Like Jennifer Aniston Now That Her Fitness Secrets are Finally Out
If you ask us, there are only a few celebrities who are as worthy of following when it comes to fitness...March 25, 2019
Here’s Why Lady Gaga Suddenly Went Bankrupt at the Peak of Her Career
Ever heard of Stefani Germanotta? What about Lady Gaga? Well, guess what, they are one and the same! The 2019 Grammy...March 25, 2019
There are Many Reasons Why Gaga’s Netflix Documentary Is Worth The Watch
The time has come for the world to get an inside scoop on the life of one of the most popular...March 25, 2019
Military Spouses Who Have Made a Real Impact
There is no doubt that our military personnel serve this country while sacrificing a lot, including the precious time they could...March 24, 2019
How Living in Poverty Completely Changed Matt Damon’s Life
Matt Damon’s exploits in front of and behind the camera have not kept the actor from pursuing a particular humanitarian venture...March 24, 2019
Surprisingly Unknown Facts About Your Favorite Superheroes
The New LegoBatman Movie has just hit the silver screen, and it has made us wonder, do we know anything about...March 22, 2019
Burned Pit Allegedly Claimed Another Life
In a rather saddening incident, a National Guard veteran Amie Muller died after 9 months of her struggle against stage III...March 22, 2019
CLOSE CALL: Harrison Ford Nearly Hit A Passenger Jet
The famous actor was flying his private vintage plane over a passenger jet airline awaiting takeoff at a California airport on...March 19, 2019
Yes, You Can Consume Fruits When Following Keto Diet!
You really need to cut down your carbohydrate intake when you want to follow a keto diet plan. A keto diet...March 19, 2019