The best books about parades 📚

Browse the best books on parades as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea

By Michael Ian Black, Kevin Hawkes

Why this book?

Have you ever heard of a pig parade? It sounds like a great idea, right? Imagine pigs on floats. Pigs in a marching band. Pigs wearing fancy costumes. Who wouldn’t enjoy a pig parade? Read this book to find out what a pig parade might look like and if a pig parade would in fact be a terrible idea.
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The best children’s books featuring festive parades

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Book cover of Hoorade Day!

Hoorade Day!

By Nancy Raines Day, Cornelius Van Wright

Why this book?

Experience all the joy of an Independence Day parade on the pages of this colorful book. Get a boost on Dad’s shoulders, wave your flag and meet the man wearing the tall red, white, and blue hat. Upbeat, rhyming text adds to the excitement and makes this picturebook a read-aloud favorite.
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The best children’s books featuring festive parades

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Book cover of Curious George at the Parade

Curious George at the Parade

By H.A. Rey

Why this book?

Curious George seems to find trouble wherever he goes, and a parade is a prime place to find trouble. There are plenty of laughs to be had as George wanders away from the Man in the Yellow Hat and gets carried away with curiosity.
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The best children’s books featuring festive parades

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Hazel Green

By Odo Hirsch

Why this book?

A blast from the past. I feel this book never got the attention it truly deserved. From a sassy, headstrong lead, to a fashionable neighbour akin to Moira Rose, this immersive story is about friendship, determination, and a mystery here and there. I adored this character who was ahead of her time and always wished we had a little more Hazel Green in our lives! 

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The best middle grade books adults and kids can laugh at

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Book cover of It's Raining Bats & Frogs

It's Raining Bats & Frogs

By Rebecca Colby, Steven Henry

Why this book?

Another witchy title sure to not scare. My kids loved the rhyming spells and their funny outcomes- I loved the parade at the end. I worked for the Thanksgiving Day Parade for years and can totally relate to how rain can make or break your event. (Not to mention that one year it DID snow.)

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The best picture books starring not-too-spooky witches

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The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

By Pat Zietlow Miller, Frank Morrison

Why this book?

This is another book about Wilma Rudolph, but this one focuses on how Wilma inspired two young girls in Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilma’s birthplace. Alta is The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, but worries about Charmaine, the new girl with brand-new, “stripes down the sides” shoes. The author’s writing is fast-paced with a rhythm to it, perfect for a running book about winning, losing, and friendship. Yes, friendship, as when Wilma Rudolph arrives for a parade to celebrate her Olympic wins, the girls finally agree to carry Alta's big banner to the parade in a relay race like Wilma won at…
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