ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Thanksgiving Book Picks and Reviews

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Book Picks and Reviews

No Time For Flashcards used the book Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation to put together a timeline activity.

Thanksgiving Day at Our House (reviewed by Wild Rose Reader) is a poetry book for very young children. My children love this book and have memorized several of the simple rhymes.

Wild Rose Reader shares personal reviews for many Thanksgiving books.
My Teaching Heart has a great visual list of favorite Thanksgiving texts, in addition to many other turkey themed activities.
What are we reading this holiday season?
My 2 year old son enjoys My First Thanksgiving.  It is a simple text in board book that explains Thanksgiving. The highlight of this book for me are the illustrations by Tomie dePaola.

My 1 year old's favorite thanksgiving book from our shelf is Five Silly Turkeys.  He takes great delight in turning the crinkly feather pages. A Mommy's Adventure shares a stART activity for this book if you are interested.

My 5 year old daughter is a beginning reader.  She loves to show us her stuff by reading More Snacks! A Thanksgiving Play. It is from a series of Ant Hill Pre-Level 1 readers.

When she allows me to read to her, I love to share the story The Littlest Pilgrim and a precious pilgrim girl who wants to do big things. It is appropriate for preschool and kindergarten age children.

My 7 year old can not get enough of the Magic Tree House books and their accompanying research guides. The Thanksgiving books are Thanksgiving on Thursday and Pilgrims. I was excited when I found the printable book guide for Gavin to work on while he reads Thanksgiving on Thursday. (By the way, the site actually has book guides for almost all of the MTH books!)

All four of our kiddos love Arthur's Thanksgiving, although I know I have shared before that it is not one of my favorites;)

Throughout the month I will share poems from Jack Prelutsky's It's Thanksgiving compilation with the kids.  Giggle Inducing!

Disclosure: Several of the book titles mentioned are linked to Amazon.  They are not affiliate links.

1 comment:

  1. Who doesn't love Jack Prelutsky? :) Thanks for these great recommendations!