Thanksgiving Read-aloud Books

One Is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale

By Judy Cox

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The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?

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Duck for Turkey Day

By Jacqueline Jules

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When Tuyet finds out that her Vietnamese family is having duck rather than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, she is upset until she finds out that other children in her class did not eat turkey, either.

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P Is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet

By Carol Crane, illustrated by Helle Urban

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Looks at the history and lore of Thanksgiving from A for "across the Atlantic Ocean" to Z for the "zeppelin-like" balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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This Is the Feast

By Diane Shore, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

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This rhyming read-aloud with lovely pictures tells the story of the thanksgiving feast celebrated by the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims in the New Plymouth Colony.

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One Tough Turkey: A Thanksgiving Story

By Steven Kroll

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Learn the "real story" of the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims chased such tough turkeys for dinner that they had to settle for squash.

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Mousekin's Thanksgiving

By Edna Miller

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Mousekin and his forest friends struggle to survive the winter together in the company of a wild turkey.

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Little Bear's Thanksgiving

By Janice

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Little Bear has always slept when cold weather came, but this year will be different! His friends teach him about the first Thanksgiving while he waits for the big day.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

By Alison Jackson

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It's a silly, silly book! The old lady who swallowed a pie, swallowed some cider "that rumbled and mumbled and grumbled inside her" to moisten the pie, the Thanksgiving pie which was really too dry! As the lady eats and eats, she gets bigger and bigger.

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

By Jake Swamp

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"To be a human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life."
This prayer of thanksgiving from the Mohawks is an uplifting and beautifully illustrated way to teach gratitude to young children. A copy of the prayer in its original kaniakehala (Mohawk) language is included.

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Fried Feathers for Thanksgiving

By James Stevenson

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Mean witches Dolores and Lavinia try to spoil Thanksgiving for everyone else, but nice witch Emma and her friends outwit them.

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