Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Book Suggestions for PreK - Grade 2!!

Thanksgiving Books!
Here is a list of books that students love this time of year!
Some tell the story of the First Thanksgiving and some are just for fun! My K students loved finding a special spot in the room for a little down time while I read chapter books to them – any time of the year!
Check out the Story Element Turkey Activity to go with these books!!


Pete the Cat:The First Thanksgiving
by Kimberly Dean  -Pete the Cat stars in the school Thanksgiving play!
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
by Barbara Park -Junie B. discovers that being thankful is harder than it looks! Will the feast be a disaster?
Arthur's Thanksgiving 
by Marc Brown -Arthur is in charge of the school play, but no one wants to play the role of the turkey
The Littlest Pilgrim
By Brandi Dougherty and Kirsten Richards -Mini may be little, but she's not too little to make a friend. A great book about friendship!
Run, Turkey, Run!
by Diane Mayr -Fun read as the turkey tries to get away from the farmer!
One is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale
by Judy Cox- A tiny mouse makes a feast with the family's leftovers!
Turkey Trouble
by Wendi Silvano -Turkey needs to come up with a disguise to avoid becoming the main course for the Thanksgiving dinner! Hilarious!
The Story of the Pilgrims

by Katharine Ross- For ages 3-7 a great read to learn about the first Thanksgiving. 
Bear Says Thanks
by Karma Wilson -Bear and his friends learn the importance of sharing as they all sit down to dinner. 
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) - chapter book
by Mary Pope Osborne - Jack and Annie go back to 1621 for their next adventure!
Nate the Great Talks Turkey
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat- There is an elusive turkey in the town and Nate reluctantly gets pulled in to help!
The First Thanksgiving (A Step Into Reading, Step 3)
by Linda Hayward- The story of Thanksgiving for beginning readers
10 Fat Turkeys
by Tony Johnston- Rhyming story about 10 silly turkeys, that gets children counting backwards
The Night Before Thanksgiving 
by Natasha Wing-  A family's fun preparation for the big day!
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
by Alison Jackson- The old lady swallows a pie, which was too dry...and the craziness begins from there!

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