Sunday, November 17, 2013

More Top Ten Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Graphic Organizers FREEBIE

Earlier in the week I had the opportunity to guest blog over at my friend's Tasha's blog. I shared my Top Ten Thanksgiving books for kids.  Click the button below to read my post:
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I am here today with a second helping of Thanksgiving books!  Whether you are looking for a new picture book, nonfiction selection, or poetry, I've got you covered. I have included my favorites and ask followers on Facebook page to share theirs as well. 

Click the pictures below each title to see the listing on Amazon, to take a peek inside the book, and to read a detailed summary and review. Most of these books are available at the local library and through Scholastic Book Clubs as well as on Amazon.


Ten MORE Thanksgiving Books for Kids!


  •  Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne~Jack and Annie go back in time to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.  They even get to help prepare the feast!
http://www.amazon.com/Thanksgiving-Thursday-Magic-Tree-House/dp/0375806156/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384629109&sr=1-1&keywords=thanksgiving+on+thursday+osborne


  • A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman~The townspeople of Squawk Valley need a turkey for Thanksgiving. They come up with a creative plan to lure a turkey into their town.
http://www.amazon.com/Plump-Perky-Turkey-Teresa-Bateman/dp/0761451889/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384637844&sr=1-1&keywords=a+plump+and+perky+turkey


  • Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas~Based on a true story, this story from American history tells the story of Squanto and the spiritual background of the first Thanksgiving.
http://www.amazon.com/Squanto-Miracle-Thanksgiving-Eric-Metaxas/dp/1400320399/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384646743&sr=1-1&keywords=squanto+and+the+miracle+of+thanksgiving+by+eric+metaxas


  • Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes~A sweet picture book perfect for toddlers up through first grade.  Written in a simple and predictable text pattern with vibrant pictures and a message of how important family is.
http://www.amazon.com/Thanks-Thanksgiving-Julie-Markes/dp/0060510986/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384647004&sr=1-1&keywords=thanks+for+thanksgiving


  • Balloons Over Broadway  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet~ A fascinating account of Tony Sarg, the inventor of the famous "upside down" puppets.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0547199457/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0547199457&linkCode=as2&tag=beasanandlesp-20



  • Pete the Cat  The First Thanksgiving by James Dean~Pete is starring in the school play about the first Thanksgiving! A "lift the flap" book, this cool story is sure to be a hit with preschoolers and older.
http://www.amazon.com/Pete-Cat-Thanksgiving-James-Dean/dp/0062198696/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384647248&sr=1-2&keywords=thanksgiving+books+for+children


  • How Many Days to America?  A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting~ A beautiful story of a family who must flee their home on a Caribbean island and set sail for America.  A Thanksgiving story for any time of the year!
http://www.amazon.com/How-Many-Days-America-Thanksgiving/dp/0395547776/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384695815&sr=1-1&keywords=how+many+days+to+america+by+eve+bunting

  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson~ No list of Thanksgiving books is complete without this classic story! Rhyme, repetition, and a humorous story of traditional holiday foods!
http://www.amazon.com/Know-Swallowed-Picture-Puffin-Books/dp/0140565957/ref=pd_sim_b_3


  • T is For Turkey  A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone~An alphabet book done in rhyme that tells the Thanksgiving story.  Preschool and kindergarten students will love it!
http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-True-Thanksgiving-Story/dp/0843125705/ref=pd_sim_b_3


  • 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving~ by Dave Pilkey~ Modeled after the classic Christmas story, this Thanksgiving story tells the story of how a group of children saved the turkeys.  A great comparison to Natasha Wing's The Night Before Thanksgiving.
http://www.amazon.com/Twas-Night-Before-Thanksgiving-Bookshelf/dp/0439669375/ref=pd_sim_b_17




In case you missed this, I have developed a sample-pack FREEBIE for you to use with your students as they interact with a text, respond to their reading, or for you to use as an assessment.  Click the picture below to download a few of my Thanksgiving themed reader response graphic organizers. They can be used with any fiction text!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2U0oTImEeV2LVVvSUY0U1NnNlE/edit?usp=sharing

 
You can find the complete set of Thanksgiving graphic organizers for fiction in my TpT store here.  I also have organizers for Thanksgiving nonfiction/informational reading  here.

Enjoy!


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6 comments:

  1. You've listed so many wonderful books. I especially love Thanksgiving on Thursday! Thanks for the graphic organizers. I plan to use the turkey for main idea this week. :)

    Wendy
    Read With Me ABC

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    1. You are very welcome and please let me know how your students do with the turkey organizer! :-) Lauren

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  2. Yay! Thank you, for sharing! I love The Plump and Perky Turkey! :)

    Hope
    Teaching With Hope

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    1. You are so welcome! There are so many more Thanksgiving books than there used to be! :-) Lauren

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  3. I love talking books, and your list is fabulous. I just bought Pete the Cat a few weeks ago. I also bought two great Cynthia Rylant books-Scarecrow and In November. I know you'd love them. Thanks for sharing.
    Carla @ Comprehension Connection

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    1. Thank you, Carla! I need to check out Rylant's books... my 6 yr old is on a Henry and Mudge kick right now. Love it! :-) Lauren


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