Books for Thanksgiving

Join Fancy Nancy and her little sister as they have the best Thanksgiving ever! 

Fancy Nancy: Our Thanksgiving Banquet, by Jane O’Connor





Pardon That Turkey: How Thanksgiving Became a Holiday by Susan Sloate tells of the campaign for a national day of thanksgiving that was enacted by President Lincoln.  Short sentences and wide spaces make this reader great for early grade schoolers.

Marley: a Thanksgiving to Remember by John Grogan and Richard Crowdrey.  Marley the pup wants to lend a helping paw, but will his antics get in the way? 

 Early graders can read about another book about a funny dog.

Annie and Snowball and the Thankful Friends by Cynthia Rylant.

The first thanksgiving was a celebration of the Pilgrims and the Indians, but which tribe of native people were they? 

The Wampanoag by Kevin Cumminghan answers that questions with a brief but detailed history of this East Coast tribe.


Of course the other important event that brings our country together is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of the Macy’s Parade, by Melissa Sweet uncovers the history of these amazing floating wonders.


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