Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet delves into the fascinating history behind the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This biographical picture book tells the story of Tony Sarg (1880-1942), who is considered by many to be the […]
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I love Thanksgiving! I mean, what’s not to love? Here are eight of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed early readers. I’ve included suggested grade levels for each book, but feel free to use your judgement. These books also make excellent read-alouds for the whole family! Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner Tilly is hosting […]
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so creating this book list was so much fun! These picture books are full of everything there is to love about this season: family, tradition, and gratitude. For this list I’ve decided to forgo the traditional “first Thanksgiving” stories, so you won’t find […]
One picture book that is very close to my heart – and perfect for this time of year – is A Thanksgiving Wish (©1999) by Michael J. Rosen and John Thompson. The poignant story is accentuated by striking painted illustrations. Every year, Amanda and her family travel to her grandmother […]
Since it is Thanksgiving week, I’d like to share a book all about a beloved turkey day dessert – pie! That book is Apple Pie ABC (©2011) by Alison Murray. “When an apple pie arrives piping hot on the kitchen table, a little pup does everything from A to Z […]
Who didn’t love making hand turkeys as a kid? Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a great book and art project idea for the kids! Setting the Turkeys Free (©2004) by W. Nikola-Lisa and Ken Wilson-Max is an inventive story that is fun to read aloud. A little boy uses […]