Friday, November 11, 2011

A Month of Thanksgiving

Inspired by Silvia's Thanksgiving book posts; I thought I'd share some of our favorites this time of the year.  Needless to say there is always a pile of library books we enjoy, but there are just those few that make it to our shelves.  These get brought out and enjoyed this month.

There is the very adored Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin from our Before Five in a Row days ; )  We make Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread every year and boy is it yummy (1/4 cup of butter and all its sweets!)  Which reminds me I need to go buy some cranberries soon.  I'm sure that most libraries carry this series; I know ours has it.  I hope yours does too.

These two titles we rather enjoy because it takes you through the year, its seasons, the coming & goings, and then back to November.  A month that wonderfully reminds us of why we are grateful and give thanks.  Sometimes its Turkey - Sometimes its Feathers by Lorna Balian. We just think Mrs. Gumm is so cute.  Let me tell you: we always have a sigh of relief at the end : ) The other we just discovered this year, but I've been told by my kids that we should own it: The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll (it had to be mentioned.)

My very little ones like counting with This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed.  She is one of our favorites so I'm not surprised they liked this one right away.  My girls demanded that I add Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla to our table.  They both have enjoyed this book as independent reading.  They both have been about 2nd grade when they've read it, but it could make for a nice month long read aloud.

I always enjoy A Time To Keep The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays this time of the year and I know the kids do too.  It is just so warm and has such wonderful illustrations about these holidays.

Enjoy your November reading!  I'm always up to adding to our list.  I've already gotten some ideas for new, to me, titles I just ordered ; )


Silvia said...

I love your table. I'll surely add your post to one of my pages. I got three new books this year, but mind you I had almost none.
I'm so jealous you have the Cranberry Thanksgiving book... Thanks for this post.


...they call me mommy... said...

We also LOVE Cranberry Thanksgiving and last year started making the bread too! :) It's on our Thanksgiving menu plan this year! :) Mr. Whiskers is our favorite character! My dd read the Squanto one last year for school and I put your other recommendations on hold at our library! THANK YOU!

PS - We just read a funny new to us one called Too Many Turkeys by Linda White she also has another that we love called Too Many Pumpkins! :)

Grace'n'Chaos said...

Silvia, I'll keep an eye out for an extra copy. You never know what you find at used sales ; )

Ooh Amy, I'm looking those up, Thanks!

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Hi, Jenny!

I popped in from a Google search for homeschool timeline ideas- you have some great scheduling tips! Thank you!

I know Thanksgiving is over, but I wanted to tell you one of my favorite books of that season (I hold a Children's Book Monday on my blog- love children's books! ;)- The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell. It took us by surprise and is now a firm favorite and tradition every year! :)

Blessings on your week!