Thanksgiving

Every year, on the last Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Though the traditional thinking is that the Pilgrims were the first people to have such a celebration, the holiday's roots go much further back. Harvest festivals were celebrated by the Europeans and the Native Americans long before the Piilgrims arrived on the shores of the New World. For more information about the Pilgrims visit the Mayflower Feature page.
The Very First Thanksgiving Day

The Very First Thanksgiving Day

Rhonda Gowler Greene
Illustrator:  Susan Gaber 
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 978-1416919162
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Round the Turkey: A Grateful Thanksgiving

Round the Turkey: A Grateful Thanksgiving

Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrator:  Nancy Cole 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Albert Whitman, 2002   ISBN: 978-0807571316
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This is Thanksgiving

This is Thanksgiving

Harriet Ziefert
Illustrator:  Deborah Zemke 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Blue Apple Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-1593540654
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The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Mary Englar
Illustrator:  Peter McDonnell 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-0736854924
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The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story

The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story

Charlotte Herman
Illustrator:  Herman Stahl 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Albert Whitman, 2003   ISBN: 978-0807550557
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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Louisa May Alcott
Illustrator:  James Bernardin 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 978-0060004507
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The Peterkins’ Thanksgiving

The Peterkins’ Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Spurr
Illustrator:   Wendy Anderson Halperin 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689841422
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Thanksgiving is...

Thanksgiving is...

Gail Gibbons
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Holiday House, 2004   ISBN: 978-0439806831
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Thanksgiving Is Here!

Thanksgiving Is Here!

Diane Goode
Picture Book
For ages 3 to 5
HarperCollins, 2005   ISBN: 0060515880
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Thank You, Sarah: The Woman who saved Thanksgiving

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman who saved Thanksgiving

Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrator:  Matt Faulkner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 978-0689847875
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The Perfect Thanksgiving

The Perfect Thanksgiving

Eileen Spinelli
Illustrator:  JoAnn Adinolfi 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Henry Holt, 2003   ISBN: 978-0805065312
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Turkey Trouble

Turkey Trouble

Wendi Silvano
Illustrator:  Lee Harper 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Marshall Cavendish , 2009   ISBN: 978-0761455295
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Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Lillian Hoban
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
HarperCollins, 1991   ISBN: 978-0064441544
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Molly’s Pilgrim

Molly’s Pilgrim

Barbara Cohen
Illustrator:  Daniel Mark Duffy 
Fiction
For ages 6 to 9
HarperCollins , 1998   ISBN: 978-0688162801
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Thanksgiving Mice

Thanksgiving Mice

Bethany Roberts
For ages 4 to 6
Clarion Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0618604869
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