Gobble up these Thanksgiving reads for kids

June 19th, 2015 9:11 am

First Posted: 11/4/2014

Kids can enjoy Thanksgiving with family, friends, and these books from the Abington Community Library:

• Travel back in time with “Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation,” written by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Holly Berry. • Who will the Time-Traveling Twins encounter on their adventure to the first Thanksgiving in 1621?

• In “Turkey Trouble,” written by Wendin Silvano and illustrated by Lee Harper, Turkey tries all kinds of costumes to avoid becoming the main dish at Thanksgiving. Young children will enjoy this read-aloud along with its lively illustrations.

• New readers can follow along in a short early reader book written by Margaret Hillert and illustrated by Dan Siculan. “Why We Have Thanksgiving” succinctly explains the original Thanksgiving story while including a list of vocabulary words in the back.

• Hunt for fall items like a turkey, a football, and an autumn tree in “I Spy Thanksgiving,” with riddles by Jean Marzollo and photographs by Walter Wick.

• Thanksgiving just would not be the same without food. Try the “Thanksgiving Treat” sandwich using ingredients like turkey and cranberry sauce from “Super ‘Wiches,” by Marilyn LaPenta. Includes more sandwich recipes to enjoy.

• Older readers will enjoy “The Story of Thanksgiving” written by Robert Merrill Bartlett and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Dig in a little deeper into the facts behind pumpkin pie, Squanto, and this national holiday.

• Create a collage, magnet, place cards and more in “Thanksgiving Day Crafts” by Arlene and Herbert Erlbach. Follow along with detailed instructions and pictures to make a festive decoration or gift.

• Did you know we almost lost Thanksgiving? Learn about Sarah Hale in “Thank You Sarah,” written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Matt Faulkner. Sarah was a fighter. Learn how she made a difference by writing letters.