Librarian Prep List for Thanksgiving

by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager

Looking for Thanksgiving book display ideas or maybe selections for your readers advisory group? Look no further! Here’s a cornucopia of books!

It’s Thanksgiving!

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 1
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about the traditions and celebrations of the holiday of Thanksgiving. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

¡Es Día de Acción de Gracias! (It’s Thanksgiving!)

Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 1
Con texto cuidadosamente nivelado y fotografias frescas y vibrantes captamos el interés de los jóvenes lectores para que aprendan sobre las tradiciones y celebraciones del Día de Acción de Gracias. Además de tener un glosario con imágenes, ayudamos a construir habilidades de lectura informativa con preguntas de pensamiento crítico apropiadas para esta edad.

My Family Celebrates Thanksgiving

Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 2
Turkey! Mashed potatoes! Pie! These things help make Thanksgiving great, but the holiday is about much more than eating. Learn all about the origins of Thanksgiving and why it’s celebrated.

Project Popcorn: Mean/Median/Mode

Interest Level: Kindergarten – Grade 3
The Community Champs have an extra-special fundraiser this year—donating Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. William and Lizzie are on a mission to sell more popcorn tins than ever before!

New! – Thanku: Poems of Gratitude

Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 4
This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen.

Mallory Makes a Difference

Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
Mallory has just had the worst Halloween ever, and she’s determined to make the next holiday better. She decides the best way to make Thanksgiving a success is to do something that makes other people happy, not just herself. So she starts a food drive at school. The plan is to make sure families in need get a tasty Thanksgiving meal. And Mallory has an idea to get all of her classmates involved: the grade that brings in the most cans will get a week without homework! But when things start to go wrong, will Mallory’s plan for a happy Thanksgiving be ruined?

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