Thanksgiving Books

 Picture Books

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Thanksgiving at Our House
by P. K. Hallinan  ISBN: 9780824955342

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Little P.K. spends Thanksgiving Day playing with his friends and taking stock of just how much they all mean to him.

 

 

 

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The Night Before Thanksgiving
by Natasha Wing  ISBN: 9780448425290

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A creative spin on the Christmas classic, this whimsical celebration follows the family as they greet friends and relatives, prepare the feast and give thanks. Illustrations.

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Day!
by Jill Roman Lord  ISBN: 9780824919054

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A child expresses thanks to God for many different things on Thanksgiving Day, from friends who join in jumping into a pile of leaves to a loving family that cuddles together as they read. This new touch-and-feel board book brings to life the things children experience at Thanksgiving. Full color.

 

 

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The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z
by Laura Crawford  ISBN: 9781589802384

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Filled with gorgeously vivid illustrations, "The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z" is an alphabetized version of the Pilgrims' story, tracing their arrival on the Mayflower to their first harvest festival in 1621. Incorporating American ideals of freedom and gratitude to God alongside the hardships of Pilgrim life, the book teaches geographical, cultural, and historical facts in a friendly, accessible style. The people, places, foods, items, and events related to the first Thanksgiving are colorfully represented, teaching children that A is for Atlantic Ocean, I is for Indian friends, N is for November, P is for Plymouth, U is for unity, and much more.

 

 

 

Books for Older Readers

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Thanksgiving Thief
by Carolyn Keene ISBN: 9781416967774

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River Heights Elementary School is having a Thanksgiving pageant, and Nancy, Bess, and George want to dress up as Native Americans! But when the town starts preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, the girls end up smelling a mystery instead of turkey. As Thanksgiving food around town starts to disappear, the Clue Crew realizes that someone is trying to destroy the holiday! Can the Crew catch these birdbrained bandits? Or will Thanksgiving dinner be a recipe for disaster?

 

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It's Thanksgiving!
by Jack Prelutsky  ISBN: 9780060537104

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It's time for turkey! The parade is about to start. The pumpkin pie is in the oven. The whole family is gathered around the table. And everybody wants to pull the wishbone! From Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky comes a scrumptious helping of twelve Thanksgiving poems to enjoy every day of the year!

 

 

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The Story of Thanksgiving
by Robert Merrill Bartlett  ISBN: 9780060287795

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Turkey and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie. Family and friends around the table. That's what Thanksgiving means to us today. But has it always been this way?Everyone knows that in 1621 the English Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoags gathered together for a feast. But do you know what they ate and what games they played? And do you know how George Washington and Abraham Lincoln helped make Thanksgiving into the holiday that we know today?From ancient Greece to medieval England to colonial America, people all over the world have celebrated their good fortune at harvesttime. Find out how their traditions have contributed to our modern Thanksgiving. And try your hand at making some delicious pumpkin muffins for your Thanksgiving table!

 

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I Spy Thanksgiving
by Jean Marzollo ISBN: 9780545220941

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A Thanksgiving search-and-find I Spy reader!

All new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with Walter Wick's fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create this I Spy easy reader that's perfect for Thanksgiving!