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Turkey Bowl
by Phil Bildner ISBN: 9780689878961

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It's Thanksgiving, and that means it's time for...football!

Ethan has waited his whole nine-year-old life to be old enough to play in the annual family Turkey Bowl football game. This is his year. He wakes up Thanksgiving Day, dresses in all of his football finest, and runs downstairs to greet the team -- his whole family. But the kitchen isn't full of aunts and cousins and uncles -- a blizzard has snowed them out. And it looks like the Turkey Bowl just isn't meant to be this year. After all, who could play football in a blizzard? Ethan, That's who!

 

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Calendar Mysteries #11: November Night
by Ron Roy  ISBN: 9780385371667

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It's November, and the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives have a new mystery to solve. ''The twins' new neighbors are up to something! It's Thanksgiving, and a mysterious couple has moved in next door. Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy must work out the clues: The neighbors have built a tall wooden fence. They've bought some strange parts for making . . . something. They've even put up a suspicious tent in their backyard, with a big, scary dog to guard it. What could they possibly be hiding?

 

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Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day 
by Lydia Maria Child ISBN: 9780763627904

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Matt Tavares's lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.

The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is off to Grandfather's house for a delicious feast. Matt Tavares, with his keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original text of Lydia Maria Child's verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.

 

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Don't Be Such a Turkey!
by Nancy Krulik ISBN: 9780448454481

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Katie is learning about the Pilgrims in preparation for Turkey Day (aka Thanksgiving). Her class visits a reconstructed Pilgrim village where all the "inhabitants" portray a 17th century character. Can you guess what's coming? The magic wind, of course, transforming 21st-century Katie into Patience Mitchell, who is supposed to know all about spinning wool and making cornhusk dolls.