Many young children don’t know what Labor Day is all about, other than maybe having no school or daycare for a day. While there is nothing at all wrong with that, if your little one is interested in this holiday or if you would like to introduce them to what it is about, you can do so at a young age! One of the best ways to teach kids is through books. Books have a special way of capturing little ones’ attention and explaining concepts in a way that they understand.

So if you would like to teach your child about Labor Day and the history behind it this year, consider looking for some of these books at your local library! Some of the selected books celebrate different types of jobs, while others share about the history of working in America. Be sure to ask your librarian for even more suggestions.

Want to share even more about Labor Day with your child? Check out these Labor Day Facts for Kids and More Labor Day Facts for Kids.

Labor Day Books for Kids

  • Jobs People Do, by Felicity Brooks
  • A Labor Day Hooray, by Dee Smith
  • Keeping the City Going, by Brian Floca
  • The Berenstain Bears on the Job, by Stan and Jan Berenstain 
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle, by Isabel Quintero
  • Night Job, by Karen Hesse
  • Someone Builds the Dream, by Lisa Wheeler 
  • I Like, I Don’t Like, by Anna Bacceliere 
  • Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin
  • Brave Girl, by Michelle Markel
  • On Our Way to Oyster Bay, by Monica Kulling

We hope you get to enjoy a long weekend with your family—after all, you work hard to deserve it! Between cookouts and family time, pick a few books from the list above to read together. You might even learn something new yourself!