DEAR TYRANNOSAURUS REX, (Random House, $16.99, ages 4-8) written by Lisa McClatchy and illustrated by…
The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, by Catherine L. Osornio
Illustrated by Layne Johnson
$16.99, www.pelicanpub.com, ages 5-8
Celebrate one of America’s most famous and important documents with a romp around the alphabet. “B” is for “Boston Tea Party,” the colonists’ response to King George III and his excessive taxation. “R” is for “Revolution” and “F” is for “Fight” where the British Redcoats met up with American Minutemen. “C” is for “Continental Congress,” when Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers met to form a new nation and “I” is for the “Independence” they eventually won. Accompanied by vivid, detailed artwork, this is a colorful and clever lesson about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.