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Alcohol, Tobacco,<br />

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10 Children’s Books for the Fourth<br />

of July<br />

25 Last Page<br />

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ATF / PBS KIDS<br />

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By Nomar Shaw<br />

what to do on 4th of<br />

July<br />

30 Things to Do on July 4th to<br />

Celebrate Independen<strong>ce</strong> Day<br />

25 Fun Things to Do on the Fourth<br />

of July With the Whole Family<br />



Something you need to know below..<br />

Information on fireworks on safety and Security<br />

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and<br />

Explosives<br />

Home » What We Do » Mission Areas » Explosives » Tools & Servi<strong>ce</strong>s for Explosives Industry » Fireworks<br />

Fireworks Safety and Security<br />

Federal explosives regulations promulgated by the Bureau<br />

of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)<br />

define two general categories of fireworks sold in the<br />

United States: “display fireworks” and “consumer<br />

fireworks.”<br />

Display fireworks are the large fireworks used in shows,<br />

generally under the supervision of a trained<br />

pyrotechnician. The regulations at 27 CFR, Part 555,<br />

require that any person engaging in the business of<br />

importing, manufacturing, dealing in, or otherwise re<strong>ce</strong>iving display fireworks must<br />

first obtain a Federal explosives li<strong>ce</strong>nse or permit from ATF for the specific<br />

activity.<br />

Consumer fireworks are the small fireworks usually sold at stands around the<br />

Fourth of July holiday. ATF does not regulate the importation, distribution, or<br />

storage of completed consumer fireworks, but other federal, state, and local<br />

agencies do regulate these items to a varying degree. Because consumer fireworks<br />

contain pyrotechnic compositions classified by ATF as explosive materials, the<br />

manufacturing of consumer fireworks requires a federal explosives li<strong>ce</strong>nse from<br />

ATF.<br />


Varian<strong>ce</strong>s<br />

Fireworks recordkeeping and marks of identification<br />

Federal explosives regulations require that importers must keep records of and pla<strong>ce</strong><br />

marks of identification on all fireworks imported for distribution. In 2008, the<br />

American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) submitted a proposal to ATF regarding<br />

alternative methods for recordkeeping and marks of identification. Under this<br />

proposed alternative to the regulations, importers would mark all display fireworks<br />

entering the United States with the name and address of the importer; the<br />

manufacturer name and location of manufacturer; and the date and shift of<br />

manufacture.<br />

If industry members can show good cause for why they need a varian<strong>ce</strong> and meet<br />

the standards for improved tracking, tracing, and accountability of display fireworks<br />

as set out in ATF’s response to the APA, ATF will consider requests for varian<strong>ce</strong>s<br />

from <strong>ce</strong>rtain existing recordkeeping requirements. Read ATF’s letter to the APA.<br />

Requests for varian<strong>ce</strong>s, exemptions, and determinations may either be submitted to<br />

your local ATF Field Offi<strong>ce</strong> or may be submitted to the Explosives Industry<br />

Programs Branch.<br />

Tables of Distan<strong>ce</strong>s for Fireworks<br />

The tables of distan<strong>ce</strong>s are located in ATF P 5400.7.<br />

The Tables of Distan<strong>ce</strong>s and related information at 27 CFR, Sections 555.221<br />

through 555.224, list the required distan<strong>ce</strong>s:<br />

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For display fireworks, pyrotechnic compositions, and explosive materials used<br />

in assembling fireworks or articles pyrotechnic;<br />

Between fireworks pro<strong>ce</strong>ss buildings and other specified areas;<br />

Between fireworks pro<strong>ce</strong>ss buildings and between fireworks pro<strong>ce</strong>ss and<br />

fireworks non-pro<strong>ce</strong>ss buildings; and<br />

For the storage of display fireworks ex<strong>ce</strong>pt bulk salutes.<br />

Illegal Explosives<br />

Illegal explosives associated with the fireworks season are inherently dangerous<br />

because of their composition and unpredictability. Homemade explosives can pose<br />


a particular risk for injury because the people making them often lack knowledge<br />

and experien<strong>ce</strong> in manufacturing fireworks.<br />

Most law enfor<strong>ce</strong>ment agencies consider devi<strong>ce</strong>s such as M-80s, M-100s, quarter<br />

sticks, cherry bombs, silver salutes, etc., to be illegal because they ex<strong>ce</strong>ed the<br />

Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) limits for consumer fireworks, in<br />

addition to being banned by many states.<br />

These devi<strong>ce</strong>s meet no safety standards and often have a coating of dangerous<br />

explosive dust. Friction, heat, or being bumped can cause these devi<strong>ce</strong>s to detonate.<br />

The U.S. Department of Transportation has classed these items as “forbidden<br />

explosives” because they have not been submitted for appropriate testing and<br />

evaluation.<br />

Some indicators that a devi<strong>ce</strong> may be an illegal explosive:<br />

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It resembles a roll of coins with a fuse.<br />

It consists of a cardboard tube or oddly shaped item wrapped in brown paper and filled with an explosive<br />

material.<br />

It is red, silver, or brown in color<br />

It may be 1 to 6 inches long and up to an inch or more in diameter.<br />

It is sold on the street or out of the back of someone’s vehicle.<br />

Each year ATF investigates explosives accidents involving the manufacture of illegal explosives devi<strong>ce</strong>s such<br />

as these. These accidents often involve serious injury or death and extensive damage to property.<br />

ATF asks that the public report the manufacture or sale of illegal fireworks or explosive devi<strong>ce</strong>s to local law<br />

enfor<strong>ce</strong>ment or by calling the toll-free ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-BOMB (1-888-283-2662).<br />

Fireworks Q&As<br />

Last Reviewed June 14, 2021<br />


CEM NOTE: For more click on KIDS<br />

Children’s Books for the Fourth of July<br />

Jul 2, 2018<br />

Celebrate this Fourth of July with fireworks, flags and the<br />

Founding Fathers! From the well-known George Washington and<br />

John Adams, to Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride, this collection of<br />

books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.<br />


Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George? (opens in new<br />

window)<br />

By Jean Fritz (author) and Margot Tomes (illustrator) Age: 7-9 Reading Level: Intermediate Reader<br />

There are two sides to every story, and this book takes an interesting look at<br />

England’s King George III’s side of the story during the American Revolution. It<br />

travels across the Atlantic to teach readers about King George’s upbringing and<br />

explores how a king became a tyrant.<br />


F is for Flag (opens in new window)<br />

By Wendy Cheyette Lewison (author) and Barbara Duke (illustrator) Age: 3-5 Reading Level:<br />

Pre-Reader<br />

This endearing picture book looks at the American flag’s many homes, from school<br />

yards, to boats, to neighborhood houses. Easy to follow and easier to love.<br />


Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies (opens in new window)<br />

By Cokie Roberts (author) and Diane Goode (illustrator) Age: 7-12 Reading Level: Intermediate Reader<br />

So often we only hear about the Founding Fathers, but this book takes a look at the<br />

women behind the American Revolution. It shines the spotlight on heroines such as<br />

Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Mercy Otis Warren and more as they helped<br />

build a new nation.<br />


God Bless America (opens in new window)<br />

By Irving Berlin (author) Lynn Munsinger (author and illustrator) Age: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader<br />

America’s music inspired a nation and this picture book explores the lyrics behind<br />

one of America’s most iconic tunes. Lynn Munsinger’s adorable drawings join<br />

Irving Berlin’s lyrics to bring out the singer in everyone.<br />


Hats Off for the Fourth of July (opens in new window)<br />

By Harriet Ziefert (author) and Gustaf Miller (author and illustrator) Age: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader<br />

This colorful picture book follows one town’s parade, complete with jugglers, baton<br />

twirlers, a marching band, and more. The story is simple but fun and the drawings<br />

are as exciting and festive as fireworks.<br />


John, Paul, George and Ben (opens in new window)<br />

By Lane Smith Age: 6-9 Reading Level: Independent Reader<br />

This story is a fun take on five of the more popular Founding Fathers. From George<br />

Washington to Ben Franklin, these short tales on their beginnings and roles in the<br />

American Revolution are accompanied by delightful illustrations. Follow them as<br />

they grow up and team up to unite a nation.<br />


Red, White, and Boom (opens in new window)<br />

By Lee Wardlaw (author) and Huy Voun Lee (illustrator) Age: 3-7 Reading Level: Pre-Reader<br />

This colorful book follows one town’s <strong>ce</strong>lebration of Independen<strong>ce</strong> Day. Music,<br />

sparks and balloons fill the pages and capture the spirit of this festive day.<br />


Sybil Ludington’s Midnight Ride (opens in new window)<br />

By Marsha Amstel (author) and Ellen Beier (illustrator) Age: 7-9 Reading Level: Intermediate Reader<br />

Paul Revere wasn’t the only one who made a famous midnight run. Sybil Ludington<br />

was only 16 when she answered her nation’s call for heroes, and she and her horse<br />

rode for miles to alert her countrymen about the approaching British soldiers. This<br />

inspiring look at Sybil’s life reminds us that anyone can change history with a little<br />

courage.<br />


The Flag We Love (opens in new window)<br />

By Pam Muñoz Ryan (author) and Ralph Masiello (author and illustrator) Age: 6-9 Reading Level: Beginning Reader<br />

No country is complete without its flag, and this book <strong>ce</strong>lebrates the stars<br />

and stripes so commonly seen across our nation. It combines poetry and<br />

history to explore the American flag’s origins, design, and the inspiring<br />

role it’s played over the <strong>ce</strong>nturies.<br />


The Fourth of July Story (opens in new window)<br />

By Ali<strong>ce</strong> Dalgliesh (author) and Marie Nonnast (illustrator) Age: 4-8 Reading Level: Beginner Reader<br />

Two-time Newbery Honor author Ali<strong>ce</strong> Dalgliesh’s The Fourth of July Story<br />

transports readers back to that historic day when colonists became Americans.<br />

Enjoy a trip to Philadelphia and join the bells in <strong>ce</strong>lebrating the birth of a nation.<br />


The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (opens in new window)<br />

By Henry W. Longfellow (author) and Jeffrey Thompson (illustrator) Age: 6-9 Reading Level: Intermediate Reader<br />

This popular rhyme is accompanied by illustrations to immerse readers in the night<br />

Paul Revere took his famous ride. The pages’ designs include documents, coins,<br />

and letters to give the book a historic feel.<br />


They Called Her Molly Pitcher (opens in new window)<br />

By Anne Rockwell (author) and Cynthia von Buhler (author and illustrator) Age: 6-9 Reading Level: Beginning Reader<br />

Molly Pitcher followed her husband into the army behind the one and only George<br />

Washington. She provided water to soldiers on the battlefield, but after her husband<br />

was injured, she grabbed his cannon and continued to fight. Join this extraordinary<br />

heroine as she explores the darker side of the Revolution.<br />


This Land is Your Land (opens in new window)<br />

By Woodie Guthrie (author) and Kathy Jakobsen (author and illustrator) Age: 0-3 Reading Level: Beginning Reader<br />

This classic ballad is brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the the whole<br />

family to share. Woody Guthrie’s powerful lyrics and Kathy Jakobsen’s detailed<br />

paintings invite readers on a journey across the country, creating an unforgettable<br />

portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.<br />


Those Rebels, John and Tom (opens in new window)<br />

By Barbara Kerley (author) and Edwin Fotheringham (illustrator) Age: 7-10 Reading Level: Intermediate Reader<br />

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson didn’t always agree, but this book explores their<br />

teamwork in a colorful and creative look at their differen<strong>ce</strong>s and similarities. Award<br />

winners Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham researched the lives of these two<br />

great men to deliver an accurate but witty biography to young children.<br />

Author: PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the<br />

opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based<br />

programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn,<br />

including their teachers, parents and community.<br />


The flag was shown then and shown today for all<br />

who gave without remorse… Semper Fi<br />


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