Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday's Weekly Wonderful World of Words : Our Favorite Thanksgiving Books

There are so many good holiday books out there.  These are some of our favorite Thanksgiving books:

My First Thanksgiving by Tomie dePaola (a board book great for toddlers and young children)

Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim (simple text, great for emergent readers)

The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George (picture book packed with lots of information)

Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving by Pater and Connie Roop (a book of questions and answers about Thanksgiving)

Fancy Nancy Our Thanksgiving Banquet by Jane O'Connor ans Robin Preiss Glasser ( the girls love Fancy Nancy and this book came with 30 stickers.)

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp (This was a Reading Rainbow book.)

The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing (written in rhyme, modeled after "The Night Before Christmas.")

Clifford Puppy Days: Giving Thanks

This First Thanksgiving; A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed

Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell

It's Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky (great Thanksgiving poems )

Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksiving? by Jerry Pallotta

Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation by Dianne Stanley

If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern

The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward ( a step into reading, step 2 book )

Nate the Great Talks Turkey by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie by Herman Parish

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting (one of my all time favorites)

A to Z Mysteries Mayflower Treasure Hunt by Ron Roy

New Friends in a New Land by Judith Bauer Stamper

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times by Kate Water

Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters

Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters

On the Mayflower: Voyage of the Ship's Apprentice and a Passenger Girl by Kate Waters

Magic Tree House Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Pilgrims by Mary Pope Osborne

What are your favorite Thanksgiving books ?


  1. Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin (which also has a yummy cranberry bread recipe!)

  2. I love your book "tote"! I really do need to find something that we can put our library books in. When they're visible, they're read! (Keeping them in book bags isn't good for reading them! LOL) Great list!