Book Bites November 23

Recommended Reading from our friends at Blue Willow Bookshop!

Book Bites November 2023

Mindy Kim Mid-Autumn Festival by Lyla Lee (Aladdin Paperbacks)

Mindy, Dad, and Julie travel to Korea to mourn Grandpa’s passing and for the annual Chuseok celebration. While the occasion is a somber one, Mindy is determined to make the Mid-autumn Festival one to remember. 

Magic Treehouse 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 Pilgrims and Squanto, the Native American who helped them.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson (Simon & Schuster)

What better way for Bear to say thanks than over a nice, big dinner? There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?

Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing (Penguin)

A creative spin on a Christmas classic, this whimsical celebration follows the family as they greet friends and relatives, prepare the feast and give thanks. 

Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon (Penguin Workshop)

These are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. The rhyming adventure makes for a fun read-aloud, and the tail feathers crinkle when touched and are easy to grab for tiny hands.

Teeny Tiny Turkey by Rachel Watson (Cartwheel Books)

This teeny tiny turkey doesn’t know what to bring to a harvest party with all of her friends. Will she find the perfect way to help and be thankful? 

Giving Thanks by Chief Jake Swamp (Lee & Low Books)

A special children’s version of the Thanksgiving Address that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada.

Wake Up Grateful by Kristi Nelson (Storey Publishing)

This practical and inspiring book is filled with guiding principles, reflections, exercises, and meditations for making gratitude a daily practice, especially during uncertain and challenging times.


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