‘Tis the Season for Thanks and Turkey!

Thanksgiving is all about family, giving thanks, and of course, turkey so head to the library this week to check out these books.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities.

The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz
No one wants to take home the Ugly Pumpkin. Sure, he doesn’t look like any of the other pumpkins, but why does everyone have to tease him so much? The poor, lonely pumpkin goes in search of a place where he’ll fit in—and finally discovers the truth about who he is and where he belongs.

What is Thanksgiving? by Elaine Landau
When was the first Thanksgiving? How do we celebrate today? Learn all about this holiday’s symbols and traditions with this fun and easy-to-read book. Enjoy a hands-on activity making a thank-you for a community helper, too!

Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman
Percy Isaac Gifford explains the rules for getting the most out of the Thanksgiving holiday. Percy leaves readers with the true recipe for a perfect Thanksgiving: a large helping of gratitude and thankfulness.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi J. Silvano
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever! Wendi Silvano’s comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper’s watercolors.

turkey hats
If you’re looking for a fun task for kids to do on Thanksgiving how about making some turkey cone hats? Directions provided by Crafty Morning.


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