Thanksgiving

Over the River and Through the Wood

By Lydia Maria Francis Child

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Well-known together with lesser-known verses to the traditional Thanksgiving song are illustrated from both Grandmother's and the journeying family's point of view.

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Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration

By Jackie French Koller

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Nickommoh was the name the local Native Americans used to describe their harvest feast before the Pilgrims came to their shores. Nickommoh was a time to exchange clothing and food or give them away to those in need. The festival included dancing, games, prayer, song and stays in sweat lodges.

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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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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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Don't Eat Too Much Turkey!

By Miriam Cohen

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There's a lot to do to get ready for Thanksgiving! The first graders paint a mural, write a play and make a giant turkey costume. Will Anna Maria's bossy ways spoil everybody's fun?

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Cranberry Thanksgiving

By Wende Devlin

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"Grandmother certainly didn't want to ask Mr. Whiskers for Thanksgiving dinner! She was very angry when Maggie asked him. She was even more angry when SOMEONE stole her favorite, secret recipe for cranberry bread! Was Mr. Whiskers the thief?"
Read the book and then try the recipe for cranberry bread.

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Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit

By Norman Bridwell

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Emily Elizabeth and her big red dog discover all they have to be thankful for during a Thanksgiving visit.

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Arthur's Thanksgiving

By Marc Tolon Brown

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Arthur has a tough time directing the school play when nobody wants to be the turkey.

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