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Always be grateful with these “thankful books”

I know you are still eating that turkey – turkey pot pie, turkey soup, Turkey Tetrazzini, turkey ala king – and as long as you are you are remembering to be thankful. We had a thankful week here at storytime and elsewhere.

Our first featured book has been part of my collection for years. I just LOVE IT – it tells the story of the first harvest feast at the Plymouth Plantation in 1621. This is not the same as the First Thanksgiving. No this story, along with its beautiful artwork tells the story of the first year of weary Pilgrims to a New Land – America. It tells of how they settled, planted and celebrated a bountiful harvest with their comrades from the Wampanoag tribe. Much research and care went into the producing of this wonderful book – The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene and paintings by Susan Gaber – this is seen in the Author’s Note and Illustrator’s Note at the beginning of the book. For this Thanksgiving and every year after – share this great story with young and old.

These next two books were also included in my teaching library – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them – with the all-encompassing elements of thanksgiving we all include  food, family and FUN! Yes these “turka-riffic” books are a must and will have kids rolling and gobbling all the way to Turkey Day! The first, Hide and Seek Turkeys by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob Gordon –  is an awesome, problem solving and counting book. And the second – A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresea Bateman is a hilarious and silly turkey tale about a small town in need a Thanksgiving turkey.

See more information on these books here – Examiner.com Allentown Children’s Books by Shari Transue. Enjoy your post Thanksgiving seconds, thirds, fourths and so on…I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and will enjoy the season of Advent, Hanukkah and Christmas coming forth.

Many Happy Holidays,

~Miss Shari~

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