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Curious Kids: Military Matters

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Curious Kids Military Matters

Did You Know?

Of 45 Presidents of the United States, 31 have been veterans of our military. Only one, Theodore Roosevelt, received the Medal of Honor!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Military Word Search
Find words associated with our military.


Super Carrier [hoopla eVideo]
Go aboard the cutting-edge aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the world's largest battleships and home to 6,000 personnel, as its crew prepares for action. To check out the eVideo, click on the "instantly available on hoopla" link and download with your library card.

Radical Rockets and Other Cool Cruising Machines [DVD]
Watch this for information on submarines, boats, spaceships and more. Coast Guard cutters are highlighted in one section. The segment on spaceships includes information about life in space, space suits, astronaut training, and space camp.

Lots & Lots of Jets and Planes. Vol. 2, Adventures in the Air! [DVD]
See planes of every shape and size with lots of high-flying, gravity-defying, close-up aviation action, including aircraft carrier action, jet demo teams, jet fighters, Warbirds, the Space Shuttle, Kitty Hawk, the US Air Force Museum and more.

G.I. Joe, a real American hero. Season 1.2 [DVD]
G.I. Joe, a real American hero. Season 1.3
In these cartoon adventures, G.I. Joe is the code name for a daring, highly-trained American special missions force that fights for freedom wherever there's trouble. These are episodes from the original television series.

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion [hoopla eVideo]
During World War I, some American and British ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns, to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed and direction. To check out the eVideo, click on the "instantly available on hoopla" link and download with your library card.


National Museum of the US Air Force

Touring the Museum
This virtual tour is a 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum. Use a drop-down map or follow arrows connecting areas. Click on icons to get more information such as videos, audio and links to online resources. If you go to the museum in person, use this page to plan your visit!

Cockpit360 Images
Take a virtual tour of Air Force aircraft cockpits, from the B-52 Stratofortress to Air Force One! There are dozens of aircraft to choose from.

Air Force Fact Sheets
All about the US Air Force, from the Air Force Band to the latest planes!

Navy ABCs from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Do you know what Alpha, Bravo and Charlie are? The ABCs, of course! Learn all about the military alphabet.

Moving from Military Kids Connect
A service member’s family serves, too. Hear what it’s like to change homes in a military family, from a kid’s point of view.