Thanksgiving Books

The Best of Thanksgiving (Williams-Sonoma): Recipes and Inspiration for a Festive Holiday Meal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616289706
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Weldon Owen - October 4th, 2016

Thanksgiving is a cherished time to gather around the table for a feast with family and friends. The traditions surrounding this American holiday are boundless, reflecting personal style and a diverse range of dishes.

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363978
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: HarperCollins - September 15th, 2015

"There is more to Thanksgiving than a turkey and trimmings," this funny and sweet family classic reminds us.

Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307981820
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 22nd, 2015

Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread. In this spirited ode to the holiday, set at the turn of the twentieth century, a large family works together to make their special meal.

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks at Home: In the Kitchen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781462119301
Published: Front Table - September 1st, 2016

Thanks for Thanksgiving Cover Image
By Julie Markes, Doris Barrette (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060510985
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Published: HarperCollins - August 26th, 2008

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks! This book is a great introduction for younger readers.

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what's most important is being able to share them with family.

Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
ISBN: 9780062198693
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Published: HarperFestival - October 1st, 2013

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean celebrates the true meaning of Thanksgiving with our favorite groovy cat—Pete!

Starring in your school’s Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous, including Pete the Cat! But the show must go on….

Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac, Greg Shed (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152060442
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Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2007

In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When a good harvest was gathered, the people feasted together--a tradition that continues almost four hundred years later.

Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312518714
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Published: Priddy Books US - September 15th, 2015

Perfect for engaging with the fall holiday, Roger Priddy's festive Bright Baby: Happy Thanksgiving?

Touch and Feel elements brings Thanksgiving to life with this excellent introduction to the holiday, from the food to family traditions and history.

How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story Cover Image
By Eve Bunting, Beth Peck (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395547779
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Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 1990

After the police come, a family is forced to flee their Caribbean island and set sail for America in a small fishing boat.

My First Thanksgiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448448572
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2008

Tomie dePaola’s simple text and bright illustrations perfectly capture the joy of this special holiday. Young readers will love learning more about the traditional celebrations of the day.

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545434133
Published: Cartwheel Books - August 26th, 2014

Celebrate Thanksgiving in this sweet, rhyming story all about family and togetherness!

Emily Ann doesn't like Thanksgiving, not one bit. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, she feels a little ignored...and just a little bit sad.

The Thanksgiving Story Cover Image
By Alice Dalgliesh, Helen Sewell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689710537
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Published: Aladdin - September 1st, 1985

In this festive Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, Alice Dalgiesh brings to life the origin of the Thanksgiving holiday for readers of all ages.

Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage.

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780689851438
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2005

From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday!

Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday.

Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young Cover Image
By Nancy White Carlstrom, R.W. Alley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780689853180
Published: Aladdin - October 1st, 2002

Nancy White Carlstrom's short, snappy verses and R. W. Alley's cheerful illustrations come together in a lively Thanksgiving book that is sure to be a welcome part of your own family's festivities.

A house full of relatives can mean only one thing -- it must be Thanksgiving!

The First Thanksgiving Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780698113923
Published: Puffin Books - September 27th, 2001

The Pilgrims called the celebration the Harvest Feast. The Pawtuxet Indians thought of it as the Green Corn Dance. But the first Thanksgiving was much more than that.

Maisy's Thanksgiving Sticker Book [With Stickers] Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780763630485
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 8th, 2006

A hands-on holiday sticker book sure to make Maisy fans -- and their parents -- very thankful.

The Great Thanksgiving Escape Cover Image
By Mark Fearing, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763663063
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Published: Candlewick - September 9th, 2014

A hilarious, kid-friendly take on Thanksgiving — full of family, food, and lots of fun!

Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Foolproof Dinner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764525742
Published: Betty Crocker - August 1st, 2003

The Complete Hands-On Guide to Cooking a Great Thanksgiving Meal

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780792261391
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 1st, 2004

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.

Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday Cover Image
By Mike Allegra, David Gardner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807572399
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2012

During the nineteenth century, Sarah Josepha Hale dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday, all while raising a family and becoming a groundbreaking writer and women's magazine editor. Sarah Hale's inspiring story, accompanied by luscious watercolor illustrations, tells the tale of one woman who wouldn't take no for an answer.

Thanksgiving Parade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780843143973
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Price Stern Sloan - September 11th, 2000

Get excited about the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Through rhyming text, this shaped board book captures some of the best features of the parade, as seen through the eyes of a child.

Sweet Treats for the Holidays: Edible Creations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and More! Cover Image
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781462114184
Published: Cedar Fort - October 7th, 2014

Thanksgiving Counting (First Celebrations #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580895347
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 16th, 2016

Introduce the youngest dinner guests to the joys of Thanksgiving and counting!
Count from one to ten on Baby’s first Thanksgiving. Made more special when you introduce the youngest of readers to a variety of colors as they experience setting the table, passing the peas, and a walk after dinner.

Snoopy's Thanksgiving (Peanuts Seasonal Collection) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606997789
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Published: Fantagraphics - October 4th, 2014

This is a gift-book-size collection of Snoopy/Thanksgiving-themed Peanuts strip story arcs.