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NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Thanksgiving is coming ...


     Over the river and through the woods...
     Thanksgiving is coming! It's one
     of my favorite holidays!
     Here are some terrific  Thanksgiving books
     for the whole family.

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O'Neill Grace
Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621.

The Perfect Thanksgiviing by Eileen Spinelli
Two families--one that is perfect and one that is far from it--
celebrate Thanksgiving in their own loving ways.

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp
A salute to Mother Earth and all her beauty, the ``good morning message'
is traditionally delivered at the beginning of each day and at special ceremonies.

Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler
In this very funny story, Runt the turkey is much smaller than his brother,
but his intelligence keeps his family from becoming Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
At Thanksgiving time, children express their gratitude for the people and things in their lives.

It's Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky
Nobody writes more fun poetry than Jack Prelutsky. This collection of Thanksgiving poems will have you howling with laughter! Just the thing to enjoy after your turkey dinner!

There are so many things to be thankful for.
I am so thankful for books and for libraries and pumpkin pie!
What are you thankful for?


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