It’s easy to forget our day to day blessings when life doesn’t go as expected. In the spirit of November, here are five Thanksgiving books to help us remember what this holiday is all about!
by Dav Pilkey (Children’s Picture book, Ages 3-5)
Adapted from Clement Moore’s popular Christmas poem this illustrated adventure sees eight school kids on a field trip to a turkey farm. But when the children discover the turkeys are going to be killed for their Thanksgiving dinners they decide to intervene.
by Ann McGovern (Children's Historical Picture book, Ages 4-8)
by Douglas Lloyd McIntosh (Historical Fiction, Ages 12 & Up)
This Thanksgiving book follows the story of the Cooke family as they reunite in the new world two years after the first Thanksgiving dinner. Life has become increasingly difficult for the settlers at Plymouth, so they turn to their faith in God hoping for a solution.
by Penny Colman (Nonfiction, Ages 10 & Up)
by Suzanne Berne (Fiction, Ages 17 & Up)
Sisters Frances and Cynthia have maintained a good relationship as adults, but when their long-estranged father reappears in their lives, they find themselves reunited as a family at Thanksgiving. Frances envisions a happy family holiday while Cynthia can’t ignore their father’s presence and the memories of their past that accompanies him.
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