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Thanksgiving Picture Books
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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 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
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
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 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
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
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.
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?
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
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