Thanksgiving

First New World English Thanksgiving Was Celebrated in Virginia

The Pilgrims get the fame for their feast in New England, but two years prior on December 4, 1619, thirty-eight Virginians at Berkeley Hundred celebrated “a day of thanksgiving’ to God as required by their charter:

Three for Thanksgiving

Our libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, so now's the time to pick up some reading to take you through the holiday. We have many cookbooks to help plan the feast, but of our other collections these three books tell stories especially true to life and true to the heart to help make your holiday a warm one.

Over the river: a turkey's tale

By Derek Anderson

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This is a fun twist to the old familiar Thanksgiving holiday song "Over the River and Through the Woods"! The illustrations are colorful and fun.
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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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Thanksgiving Is...

By Gail Gibbons

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"Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is parades with giant balloons. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians they met. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings."  [From the publisher's description]
 

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Happy Thanksgiving

By 1416905057

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Just as Mrs. Connor's first grade class finishes dressing up in their Thanksgiving costumes, a fire drill is called.
A level 1 beginning reader.
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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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The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World

By Nathaniel Philbrick

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After a journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower's passengers were saved from destruction with the help of the natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years, peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Natives worked together. But that trust was broken with the next generation of leaders, and conflict erupted that nearly wiped out English and natives alike.

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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

By Catherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac

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In October of 2000, Plimoth Plantation cooperated with the Wampanoag community to stage an historically accurate reenactment of the 1621 harvest celebration. This book describes the actual events that took place during the three days that the Wampanoag people and the colonists came together.

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The First Thanksgiving

By Jean Craighead George

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This is the true story of the Pilgrims and the native people who met them and taught them their ways. The book has beautiful illustrations.

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