THANKSGIVING READING LIST
We’re closing out Thanksgiving week with some fun book recommendations. There’s so much to be thankful for but some of the characters in these stories have lots to get done before they start giving thanks. Whether baking pies, making sure to remember everyone to thank and honouring family traditions. Let’s dive in to see how these characters celebrated Thanksgiving.
Thanks For Nothing
It’s autumn in Soggy Hollow, and the mice have a lot to be thankful for. But Bruce the bear is not so thankful for all the thanking.
This bite-sized Little Bruce Book is perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.
The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In The Thank You Book!, Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE. But Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone . . . someone important.
Reynolds, Peter H
Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller.
Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?
An ode to traditions that unite families, Our Table brings readers together with a universal message of gratitude.
Bourgeois, Paulette and Clark, Brenda
In this Franklin Classic Storybook, our young hero likes everything about Thanksgiving, from eating pumpkin-fly pie to making cornucopias. But what he likes best is having his Grandma and Grandpa share the holiday with him and his family. This year, however, his grandparents are traveling abroad. Thanksgiving just won’t be the same without guests around the table, so Franklin decides to invite some friends for dinner. What a nice surprise it will be for his parents. Only Franklin’s mother and father have the same idea, and on Thanksgiving Day all their friends show up for the festivities! With no more room in the house, where will the holiday meal take place?
Pookie and Mom get ready to welcome the whole family for Thanksgiving in this gentle and captivating board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton.
It’s Thanksgiving! Join Mom and her little Pookie as they prepare for the yummiest of holidays. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm, Pookie’s Thanksgiving is filled with a cornucopia of family, gratitude, and pie!
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