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Thanksgiving Book Selections – 11/23/11

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is only a day away but there’s still time to read some good Thanksgiving stories before everyone focuses on the upcoming holiday season.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilky is for preschool and up.  “The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys’ lives are saved!”  Review from Amazon

Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope osborne is a Magic Tree House book (#27) for kids age 6 and up.  “Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

It’s a time for giving thanks . . .

when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it’s cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don’t know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?”  Review from Amazon

Thank You, Sarah : The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson is for kids in grades 1 – 4.  “We the people of the United States…Almost Lost Thanksgiving.  Yes.  That’s right!  Way back when “skirts were long and hats were tall” Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care!

Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared.  More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving.  But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?

Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!”  Review from Amazon

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