Thanksgiving Picture Books

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

by Schulz, Charles M.

When Peppermint Patty invites herself (and most of her friends) to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving dinner, Charlie Brown reluctantly agrees to make a holiday feast even though he can barely make toast and cold cereal! Can he pull together a memorable meal, or will he and his friends just be grateful when it's over?

A short history of thanksgiving

A short history of thanksgiving

by Lee, Sally

Young readers learn about the early traditions which have led to our present-day celebration of Thanksgiving.

A witches' Thanksgiving : a post Halloween tale

A witches' Thanksgiving : a post Halloween tale

by Ezpeleta, Laurie

A Witches' Thanksgiving is a delightfully spooky poem about the witch, Grizelda, and her friends. After a howling good Halloween the three witches turn their efforts towards hosting a Thanksgiving feast. Kids of all ages will delight in the gathering and preparing of the Thanksgiving menu filled with all the creepies and crawlies one might expect from witches. The arrival of guests and the feast itself provides a heartwarming reminder of the value of friendship

Amelia Bedelia talks turkey

Amelia Bedelia talks turkey

by Parish, Herman

When Amelia Bedelia volunteers to fill in as director of a third-grade Thanksgiving play, she misunderstands everything from one girl's desire to play a big role to an opening night wish that she "break a leg," but all is well in the end.

Arthur's Thanksgiving

Arthur's Thanksgiving

by Brown, Marc Tolon

Arthur finds his role as director of the Thanksgiving play a difficult one, especially since no one will agree to play the turkey.

Be thankful, pout-pout fish

Be thankful, pout-pout fish

by Diesen, Deborah

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Mr. Fish and his friends--there's always room at the table! From delicious dinner to friends visiting from afar, the Pout-Pout Fish has a lot to be grateful for. This short and sweet mini-adventure was created to introduce the youngest guppies to the New York Times-bestselling Pout-Pout Fish.

Clifford's Thanksgiving visit

Clifford's Thanksgiving visit

by Bridwell, Norman

Clifford goes out on his own to visit his mother in the city.

Cool Thanksgiving dinner : beyond the basics for kids who cook

Cool Thanksgiving dinner : beyond the basics for kids who cook

by Wagner, Lisa

Get cooking with an up-and-coming chef today! Check out the recipes of Cool Thanksgiving Dinner. It gives young readers fun new recipes and ideas to explore. This book has kid-tested recipes and includes lots of tips and tricks that make it easy to become an experienced kid cook. With photos of basic techniques, tools, and ingredients, this book will appeal to new cooks too. By cooking these best-ever dishes for family and friends, young chefs will learn to serve a great Thanksgiving dinner, whip up classic creamy mashed potatoes, bite into green beans with almonds, create a delicious pecan pie and more.

Duck for Turkey Day

Duck for Turkey Day

by Jules, Jacqueline

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited about the holiday and the vacation from school. There's just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner - not turkey! Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving - what will her teacher and the other kids think? To her surprise, Tuyet enjoys her yummy thanksgiving dinner anyhow - and an even bigger surprise is waiting for her at school on Monday. Dinners from roast beef to lamb to enchiladas adorned the Thanksgiving tables of her classmates, but they all had something in common - family! Kids from families with different traditions will enjoy this warm story about "the right way" to celebrate an American holiday

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George

by Platt, Cynthia

Today is Thanksgiving and George is so excited! He loves everything about the holiday--from the parade with music, jugglers, and big balloons to the delicious turkey shared with family and friends. But even on Thanksgiving the curious little monkey manages to stir up some trouble! Follow George through his Thanksgiving adventures with the short poems in this board book. The fun, tabbed pages are perfect for little fingers!

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie

I know an old lady who swallowed a pie

by Jackson, Alison

Children have binged on this riotous takeoff on the popular "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" for the last decade. This delicious romp by the author of The Ballad of Valentine and the illustrator who created Skippyjon Jones would make a unique and unforgettable hostess gift.

Life on the Mayflower

Life on the Mayflower

by Rajczak, Michael

Most people think that the group of people we call the Pilgrims were all hoping for religious freedom in Plymouth Colony. In fact, fewer than half of the Pilgrims were Separatists--and they didn't even settle their colony in the right place! Readers will enjoy lots of dirty details about the Mayflower's voyage, while learning the truth behind many myths about the Pilgrims. Historical images enhance the main content and fascinating fact boxes add even more gross, fun, and baffling information to augment lessons taught in the social studies classroom

Llama Llama gives thanks

Llama Llama gives thanks

by Dewdney, Anna

In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here!

My Thanksgiving prayer

My Thanksgiving prayer

by Bowman, Crystal

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather with family and give thanks to God for all of life's blessings. In My Thanksgiving Prayer, a young child offers a special prayer to God, thanking him for family, food, and especially for loving us so much. Children will delight in the colorful pictures and catchy rhyme. And they'll love the oversized board book. Children will also see themselves in the young child offering praise and thanks for the small and big things in her life

One little, two little, three little pilgrims

One little, two little, three little pilgrims

by Hennessy, B. G.

Counts things associated with Thanksgiving, from one to ten, including pilgrims, Wampanoags, nuts, squash, and, of course, turkeys.

Over the river and through the wood

Over the river and through the wood

by Child, Lydia Maria

In this stunning paper-over-board picture book, a blustering wind stings the toes and bites the nose, but hearts are warm and there's lots to eat--for 'tis Thanksgiving Day! Bundle up as you navigate a winter wonderland of sparkling snow-covered trees and adorable woodland creatures in this cherished holiday tale. Coupled with Emma Randall's delightful illustrations, the familiar poem-turned-song is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Just remember to leave room for pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

by Ponto, Joanna

Thanksgiving is one of the most traditional holidays celebrated in America. We associate the day with turkey, football, and family. Many students might not know that even though the holiday celebrates a harvest feast that supposedly took place in the seventeenth century, Thanksgiving was not declared a federal holiday until 1941. This resource will tell young readers all they need to know about Thanksgiving, in addition to providing a recipe for cranberry sauce and instructions to make turkey-themed seating cards that are sure to be big hits at their next Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

by Haugen, Brenda

Briefly discusses the history and customs connected to the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States.

Thanksgiving in the Woods

Thanksgiving in the Woods

by Alsdurf, Phyllis

Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. Told in a gentle, lyrical style, this picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered around bonfires and long tables adorned with candles and food, singing songs and sharing laughter.

Thanksgiving with me

Thanksgiving with me

by Willey, Margaret

Sit down, Mother, and tell me again. When are my uncles coming? When? Pressed against the windowsill in breathless anticipation, a little girl cannot wait for her beloved uncles to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. She begs her mother to tell her about each and every one of them. What follows is a lyrical duet culminating in the whole house rollicking with music, dance, song, and a joyous feast. And just as they finish their reverie, who should that be coming around the bend? A holiday tale perfectly suited to any child who has waited impatiently for the arrival of favorite relatives to turn a special day info one of true thanksgiving

The Know-Nothings talk turkey

The Know-Nothings talk turkey

by Spirn, Michele

The Know-Nothings have read that the way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to serve a turkey dinner. But how can they serve the turkey his dinner when he won't even sit down?The foolish foursome's misunderstanding of Thanksgiving traditions makes for uproarious fun. And through it all, Boris, Morris, Norris, and Doris never forget what they are most thankful for: good friends.

The Thanksgiving beast feast

The Thanksgiving beast feast

by Ruelle, Karen Gray

Harry and his sister Emily celebrate Thanksgiving by making a holiday feast for the animals in their yard.

The can-do Thanksgiving

The can-do Thanksgiving

by Pomeranc, Marion Hess

Dee's class is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive, so Dee contributes a can of peas--writing "Dee's Peas, Oak St. School" on the can. But it isn't until a crisis occurs that Dee discovers the whereabouts of her peas and makes a new friend. Full color.

The first Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving

by Whitehurst, Susan

Life in the New World was hard for the Pilgrims. Many died of the "great sickness" during their first winter in Plymouth. By fall, those that survived wanted to give thanks for their blessings. They and the Wampanoag dined on deer and food they had harvested, and played "stool ball," a precursor to baseball. In this book, kids will find out how the Pilgrims celebrated the fall harvest with a festival that started the tradition of Thanksgiving in America

This is the turkey

This is the turkey

by Levine, Abby

Max is excited about the big turkey he picked out for his family's Thanksgiving dinner. He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes. But when it's time to bring out Max's turkey, Mom steps on a toy car and the turkey goes flying, landing in the fishtank. How can there be Thanksgiving without a turkey? Full-color illustrations.

This little turkey

This little turkey

by Fronis, Aly

These little turkeys have a lot of work to do to prepare for Thanksgiving! One goes to the market, one sweeps the floor, one draws pictures, one knits a sweater, and sets the table. Now they're all ready to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey pox

Turkey pox

by Anderson, Laurie Halse

Charity has chicken pox, there's a terrible snowstorm outside, and it looks like the Chatfields will have to spend Thanksgiving without Nana and her wonderful roast turkey, stuffing, and cranberries.

Twas the night before Thanksgiving

Twas the night before Thanksgiving

by Pilkey, Dav

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes a tall tale of tall-tailed toms!School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."

What was the first Thanksgiving?

What was the first Thanksgiving?

by Holub, Joan

Learn more about the history of the feast that started off as a harvest celebration and has now become a national holiday.

After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn't know it at the time, but they were making history.

You wouldn't want to sail on the Mayflower! : a trip that took entirely too long

You wouldn't want to sail on the Mayflower! : a trip that took entirely too long

by Cook, Peter

It is 1620, and you and your parents are about to emigrate from England and sail to the New World to avoid being persecuted for your religious beliefs.This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. It will be a long and hazardous voyage, and not everyone will survive, but you and your fellow Pilgrims will have a special place in the history of the United States. This new extended edition includes a map and a timeline, and a selection of exciting facts about the Pilgrims and their voyage