July 4 is a great day to remember how blessed we are to have the freedoms that we do; it is a day to honor those who have fought for those freedoms that we enjoy; and it is a day to spend time with family and friends, enjoying one another’s company and enjoying this beautiful earth on which we live.
To help you celebrate this wonderful holiday, we have special displays placed all around the store, filled with great product aimed and satisfying the many different facets of Independence Day. Check out some of the highlights below:
In our General Books Department, we not only have biographies and histories that will help you celebrate this wonderful holiday, we also have children’s books, mysteries, and romances, all set during Independence Day celebrations.
Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution by Thomas P. Slaughter
An important new interpretation of the American colonists’ 150-year struggle to achieve independence. “What do we mean by the Revolution?” John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. “The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it.” As the distinguished historian Thomas P. Slaughter shows in this landmark book, the long process of revolution reached back more than a century before 1776, and it touched on virtually every aspect of the colonies’ laws, commerce, social structures, religious sentiments, family ties, and political interests. And Slaughter’s comprehensive work makes clear that the British who chose to go to North America chafed under imperial rule from the start, vigorously disputing many of the colonies’ founding charters.
In Independence, Slaughter resets and clarifies the terms in which we may understand this remarkable evolution, showing how and why a critical mass of colonists determined that they could not be both independent and subject to the British Crown. By 1775–76, they had become revolutionaries—going to war only reluctantly, as a last-ditch means to preserve the independence that they cherished as a birthright.
H is for Honor by Devin Scillian
Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere. Children will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers. H is for Honor also explains why the annual Army/Navy football game is more than just a game, how much letters from home mean to soldiers, how often military families have to move and what life on base is like. With an underlying message of courage and commitment that every child can relate to, the book will be especially meaningful to those whose parents, siblings or other relatives serve in the Armed Forces.
Seven Miracles that Saved America: An Illustrated History by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart
This adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book Seven Miracles that Saved America, by New York Times bestselling authors Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart, features captivating illustrations by award-winning artist Ben Sowards to help children (grades 1 through 5) understand how God has intervened to protect our nation at critical times in our history. Focusing on why these events are so important, why we should remember them, and why they can give us hope for the future, the vivid illustrations bring to life seven episodes in our country s history that might have resulted in completely different outcomes.
Great American Documents for Latter-Day Saint Families by Thomas R. Valletta
Have you ever tried to read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, but found them difficult to understand? Would you like to see evidence of God s hand throughout the unique history of the United States? Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families discusses several vital documents of American freedom and liberty as well as providing background on the key leaders who helped create these documents and establish our remarkable heritage showing how these documents laid the foundation of this great nation and provided a cradle for the Restoration of the Gospel. Based on the format of the other books in the Latter-day Saint Families series, this book provides historical background and prophetic insights, thought-provoking questions, and rich images that help explain our nation s history. This family-friendly book is an essential resource for parents, students, teachers, scout leaders, and public officials. Guaranteed to inform and sure to inspire, this book will become a favorite for all who love their God, family, and country and who want to keep the embers of freedom burning bright.
Come check out our Patriotic Music Display in the Music Department!
We have a great selection of piano solo, vocal solo, P/V/G, and instrumental sheet music.
Our instrumental sheet music is great for solos, ensembles, and orchestras! We have selections for both string instruments and band instruments, as well as a few selections for guitar.
Looking for something patriotic for your young student to play at the family picnic? Look no further! We have plenty of easy piano music to fill all of your younger students’ needs.
Toys & Scrapbooking
Our Scrapbook Department is always full of the supplies to fill your creative needs, especially at holiday time. Come in and check out our wide array of paper, cardstock, and other decorative appliques for card-making and preserving the memories of this holiday!
Introducing Uncle Milton’s Fireworks Lightshow! The no-flame fireworks with all of the thrill of the real thing. Just jump on the launch pad and watch it soar!
In addition to the product in our four major departments, we also have party supplies, apparel, magazines and more! This product is mainly located in the area between the General Books and Music departments. Come in and check it out!