Monday, November 11, 2013

Top Ten Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Graphic Organizers FREEBIE

This is Lauren from


and I am so very excited to be here today to guest blog!  With Thanksgiving right around the corner here in the United States, I thought I would share some of my favorite children's books to help celebrate the season.  Whether you are looking for a new picture book, nonfiction selection, or poetry I've got something for you!

Click the picture to see the listing on Amazon, to take a peek inside the book and to read a detailed summary and review.

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 My Top Ten Thanksgiving Books for Kids


  • It's Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky~ A collection of humorous poems that captures just about every aspect of Thanksgivingfrom football to the feast!
http://www.amazon.com/Thanksgiving-Jack-Prelutsky-Audio-Download/dp/B000JUV70S/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383948496&sr=1-4&keywords=it%27s+thanksgiving+jack+prelutsky


  • Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell~ Clifford celebrates the holiday by visiting his mother!
http://www.amazon.com/Cliffords-Thanksgiving-Visit-Norman-Bridwell/dp/0545215811/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383998342&sr=1-1&keywords=clifford%27s+thanksgiving+visit
  • The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings by Mike Berenstain~ The bears learn about all the things they are thankful for as they are on their way to their Grandparents' house.
http://www.amazon.com/Berenstain-Thanksgiving-Blessings-Living-Lights/dp/0310734878/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383998724&sr=1-1&keywords=the+berenstain+bears+thanksgiving+blessings
  • Fancy Nancy:  Our Thanksgiving Banquet by Jane O'Connor~ Nancy and her entire family celebrate Thanksgiving with a huge feast!
http://www.amazon.com/Fancy-Nancy-Our-Thanksgiving-Banquet/dp/0061235989/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383999268&sr=1-1&keywords=fancy+nancy+our+thanksgiving+banquet


  • Squanto's Journey:  The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac~ A great read-aloud for older children, this story is told from Squanto's point of view and that of the Native Americans.
http://www.amazon.com/Squantos-Journey-Story-First-Thanksgiving/dp/0152060448/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383999576&sr=1-1&keywords=squanto%27s+journey+the+story+of+the+first+thanksgiving
  • The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing~ This is probably on your favorites list, as kids love Wing's "The Night Before" series.  Fun, vibrant pictures and an engaging story told in rhyme.
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Before-Thanksgiving-Natasha-Wing/dp/0448425297/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383999790&sr=1-1&keywords=the+night+before+thanksgiving+by+natasha+wing
  • The First Thanksgiving by Jean Craighead George~ A beautiful historical book for older children that focuses on Plymouth Rock.
http://www.amazon.com/First-Thanksgiving-Picture-Puffins/dp/0698113926/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384000541&sr=1-1&keywords=the+first+thanksgiving+by+jean+craighead+george
  • Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano~ Turkey knows he is in trouble as Thanksgiving approaches.  A very funny book that kids love as Turkey tries to disguise himself.

http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-Trouble-Wendi-Silvano/dp/0761455299/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384000771&sr=1-1&keywords=turkey+trouble+by+wendi+silvano
  • A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting~ Mr. and Mrs. Moose are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, but where is the turkey?

http://www.amazon.com/Turkey-Thanksgiving-Eve-Bunting/dp/0395742129/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384000996&sr=1-1&keywords=a+turkey+for+thanksgiving+by+eve+bunting
  • Splat Says Thank You!~ by Rob Scotton~ Splat is working on a book for his friend, Seymour, to let him know how thankful he is for their friendship.

http://www.amazon.com/Splat-Says-Thank-You-Cat/dp/0061978744/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384001326&sr=1-1&keywords=splat+says+thank+you+by+rob+scotton

Whether you do a read-aloud or have students read independently a Thanksgiving-themed book, reader response is important!  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

Have a book title that you think should have made my "Top Ten" list?  Leave a comment with your favorite Thanksgiving book!
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!  Enjoy!


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