Book Bites: Thanksgiving Edition

Valerie Kohler, owner of Blue Willow Bookshop, shares some of her favorite Thanksgiving books.

Thanks for Nothing by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney Press)
The mice have a lot to be thankful for, but Bruce the bear is not so thankful for all the thanking. Perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce books.

Thanks From The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (World of Eric Carle)
This charming book of pictures offers a colorful way to tell loved ones “thank you!” Featuring art from the World of Eric Carle series.

Mary Engelbreit’s Little Book Of Thanks by Mary Engelbreit (Harper Collins)
In this joyful collection of quotes about gratitude and blessings, readers will delight in the special
moments in life that bring a smile to our faces.

We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant (Beach Lane Books)
A rabbit and a frog zip around town talking to their friends about all the things they love, before cooking up a way to show everyone their gratitude.

Our Table by Peter Reynolds (Orchard Books)
When her family drifts apart, Violet reminds them of the warm times they shared around the family table.

Thanksgiving On Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne (Random House Books For Young Readers)
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving where they meet the Pilgrims and Squanto.

What Was The First Thanksgiving? by Joan Holub (Penguin Workshop)
After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. celebrating what would become a national holiday.

History Smashers: The Mayflower by Kate Messner (Random House Books For Young Readers)
This graphic historical novel for middle graders sheds light on the realities of life for the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.

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