The first thanksgiving picture book
My First Thanksgiving by Tomie dePaolaTomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.
Hes been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.
Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governors Arts Award of Living Treasure.
He lives in New London, New Hampshire with his new Airedale dog, Bronte.
The Best Thanksgiving Books for the Classroom
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to see my full disclosure policy. Sometimes I think our librarians try not to make eye contact when I walk through the door. Either that, or they roll their eyes behind their desks. One of my greatest joys is putting together themed book lists for early childhood. And you can even click here for a printable list. Run, Turkey, Run!
Are you looking for Thanksgiving picture books to share with your children this holiday season? Here is a lovely selection that will demonstrate gratitude, show kindheartedness, and explain the rich traditions of Thanksgiving. Download our free library list to take with you on your next visit to the library. Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson. Bear is bored. He wants to invite his forest friends to join him for a wonderful dinner, but he is distressed and a bit embarrassed to discover that his cupboards are bare. Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin.
Favorite Picture Books for Thanksgiving Recommended by Our Readers
It can be hard to decide how to approach Thanksgiving in your classroom. There are the glaring misconceptions that still prevail about the first Thanksgiving and current associations that range from a day of mourning to football and parades. Well, you can start by sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving books for kids:. Simple and sweet, the narrator thanks nature for all it provides. This ode to the many people, things and experiences for which a young boy is grateful is a perfect way to kick off conversations about gratitude. Step outside the Thanksgiving box with this story of a bountiful harvest and a family soup-making day. Catchy rhyming text and joyful illustrations make this a great read aloud.
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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday of the year. To me, everything about the day provides a sense of comfort and gratitude. There are so many Thanksgiving-themed books available you may end up having a hard time deciding which ones to read. My Thanksgiving Prayer by Crystal Bowman This board book features a child thanking and praising God for the big and small joys of life. Children will delight in the colorful illustrations and the catchy rhyming text. Turkey Time!