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Thanksgiving for Kids

Description: Learn more about Thanksgiving traditions and indigenous history with this collection! Ages 5-14. #kids #holiday


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Thanksgiving Mice!

by Doug Cushman and Bethany Roberts

It's Thanksgiving and four adorable mice are putting on a play for their woodland friends in this delightful read-aloud, the fourth book about the holiday mice. Lively verse introduces beginning readers to basic words and rhyming sounds and tells the story of the very first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrim mice traveled across the sea and settled in America. The simple story-within-a-story format, accompanied by colorful, action-filled illustrations of mice in costume, also serves as a basic introduction to theater.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

Balloons over Broadway

by Melissa Sweet

2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Who first invented these upside-down puppets? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America-the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Parade.

Winner of the Sibert Medal

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

An Outlaw Thanksgiving

by Emily McCully

While traveling with her mother cross-country by train in 1896, a young girl unexpectedly shares Thanksgiving dinner with the notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

The Very First Americans

by Cara Ashrose

From the Makah who set out in canoes to hunt whales to the Comanche who chased buffalo on horseback . . . here is a fascinating look at how the first Americans lived. Beautiful watercolor paintings accurately depict clothing, dwellings, art, tools, and other Native American artifacts.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

by Charles Schulz

Charlie Brown is in a dilemma when Peppermint Patty invites herself and several friends to his house for Thanksgiving dinner.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

Duck for Turkey Day

by Jacqueline Jules and Kathryn Mitter

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited about the holiday and the vacation from school. There's just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner--not turkey! Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving--what will her teacher and the other kids think? To her surprise, Tuyet enjoys her yummy Thanksgiving dinner anyhow--and an even bigger surprise is waiting for her at school on Monday. Dinners from roast beef to lamb to enchiladas adorned the Thanksgiving tables of her classmates, but all the celebrations had something in common--family! Kids from families with different traditions will enjoy this warm story about "the right way" to celebrate an American holiday.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

The Wampanoag

by Kevin Cunningham and Peter Benoit

If you're a history buff and want to find out what America was like before European explorers arrived, read this enthralling series on American Indians.

Filled with true tales of traditions and history, tragedy and triumph, each book focuses on a distinct group of American Indians and explores what their life was like before, during, and after Europeans arrived on the continent.

Complete with images and explanations of how different peoples made their homes, food, and clothes, as well as led their groups, played games, and schooled their young, the books take the reader through to modern times, exploring current culture and identity.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

Squanto's Journey

by Joseph Bruchac

In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. He showed them how to plant corn, beans, and squash, and how to hunt and fish. And when a good harvest was gathered in the fall, the two peoples feasted together in the spirit of peace and brotherhood. Almost four hundred years later, the tradition continues.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

Giving Thanks

by Jake Swamp

Chief Jake Swamp has delivered the Thanksgiving Address throughout the world, as well as at the United Nations, and he prints it in this book that all might know it.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Early Readers

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples' resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade

1621

by Catherine O'Neill Grace and Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg and Margaret M. Bruchac and Plimoth Plantation

In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book. In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. Over the centuries, there have been countless versions of this story, creating a popular myth of the first Thanksgiving. Many Americans imagine brave, peaceful settlers inviting a few wild Indians over for a turkey dinner. But there was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce at this celebration. There were no Indians with woven blankets over their shoulders and large feathered headdresses. No pilgrims with somber black clothes and silver buckle hats either. The English didn't even call themselves Pilgrims. This book puts aside that myth and takes a new look at our American history. It questions what we know and recovers lost voices of the Wampanoag people. True history includes the voices of all its participants. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving invites young people to read, listen, and think about our shared history. The book also features a foreword, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade

How Many Days to America?

by Eve Bunting and Beth Peck

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

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce

by Ann Rinaldi

This book is historical fiction. Many of the characters did exist. The story is of a 14 year old boy Jasper Jonathan Pierce and his voyage on the Mayflower. After arriving at Plymouth, Jasper has many adventures. The book is well done, and accurate in most details.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower! After a dangerous journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower?s passengers were saved from certain destruction with the help of the Natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years a fragile peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Native Americans learned to work together. But when that trust was broken by the next generation of leaders, a conflict erupted that nearly wiped out Pilgrims and Natives alike. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller Mayflower specifically for younger readers, this edition includes additional maps, artwork, and archival photos.

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . . ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . . MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . . All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end. Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed novel that tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home. A New York Times Bestseller

Date Added: 11/19/2019


Category: Middle Grade


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