When a "grown up" holiday approaches, use the library to help your child understand why it's being noted.

Coming Home, a picture book by Greg Ruth, reminds that every day, soldiers leave their homes to protect others.

Eve Bunting's classic, The Wall, follows a young boy and his father for a visit to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Papa's Backpack by James Christopher Carroll shows a small bear coming to terms with his father's upcoming deployment.

Early elementary readers will appreciate Love, Lizzie: Letters to a Military Mom by Lisa Tucker McElroy. A young girl sends drawings and notes to her mom serving in combat. 

Older readers should try Newbery-winner Christopher Paul Curtis' Madman of Piney Woods, which explores an interracial friendship of two boys who encounter a recluse who suffers PTSD.

In nonfiction, the Eyewitness series offers Soldier, is a highly pictorial work on the history of soldiers from the Middle Ages to modern troops.

There are also many age-appropriate titles on the Veterans Day holiday itself at call #394.264 in the children's section.