Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jocelyn's List of The Best Thanksgiving Books for Children

Is there anything more simple or special than reading a book with a child?

Here are the books that we read together during the month of November.  
These books focus on gratitude for blessings, the history of Thanksgiving, and serving others.

Jocelyn's List of 
The Best Thanksgiving Books for Children

1.  The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

3.  The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell

5.  The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed by Margaret Hodges

6.  William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy by Bradford Smith

8.  The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty

10.  The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose

11.  The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross

12.  The Voyage of Columbus in His Own Words (a pop-up book) by Stacie Strong

14.  All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan

15.  Off to Plymouth Rock by Dandi Daley Mackall

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  1. Oh Jocelyn, Now I'm going to be grounded from spending, because I've never met a book list I didn't love and want!! Luckily I already have a few of these. My favorite part of being a mommy is snuggling on the couch and reading a book.

  2. I'm almost curious enough to go buy some books. I usually buy one to take to the grandkids...

  3. That is a great list! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Good Heavens that is a lot of books. I want them all.

    Thanks for the list.

    And a special thanks for encouraging me to focus on the Book Of Mormon. I know I didn't participate as much as I would have liked to, but I can't believe how much closer I feel to my Heavenly Father and the depth of spirituality I've gained the past month.

    I love you.

  5. One of our Thanksgiving favorites is "The Amazing Turkey Race". Just a silly book, but we like it!

  6. I've added a bunch of these to my Amazon list. Thanks for sharing!

  7. We checked out a bunch of Thanksgiving books from the Library yesterday, but only one from this list. Next time we go, I need to take this list! I had no idea, before yesterday, that there were SO many to choose from. Have you ever read "Thanksgiving at the Tappletons" by Eileen Spinelli? That is my mom's absolute favorite (we love it, too).

  8. Oh, Jocelyn.

    You are soooo bad for my book-buying problem.


  9. What a list! Hoping our NEW library has them so that we can enjoy them without emptying our pocketbook more than we have already :)

  10. Thank you for the awesome list! I've got my list ready for the library now! :-)