My Bookmark: Thanks to reading

My Bookmark - Laura Gardoski | October 30th, 2017 3:38 pm

Kids: Practice thankfulness and check out these Thanksgiving reads, available at the Abington Community Library.

What are you thankful for? Enjoy “Thanks for Thanksgiving,” a picture book to read aloud by Julie Markes and illustrated by Doris Barrette.

For many families, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a yearly tradition. If you have ever wondered how those big floats first entered the parade, you will enjoy the story of Tony Sarg in “Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

How many children were at the first Thanksgiving? Did they have turkey and pumpkin pie? What did people wear? Find the answers to these questions and more in “If You Were at the First Thanksgiving” by Anne Kamma and illustrated by Bert Dodson.

Find fun stories, poems, and songs for the holiday in “Thanksgiving,” edited by Caroline Feller Bauer and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Wescott.

Looking for ideas to help your family prepare for the perfect Thanksgiving party? Check out “Let’s Throw a Thanksgiving Party” by Rachel Lynette. Make a pine cone turkey centerpiece, choose games, and start new traditions.

Certain foods, animals, and even plants remind you of Thanksgiving. Learn more about what represents the holiday with “Turkeys, Pumpkins, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols,” by Edna Barth and illustrated by Ursula Arndt.

On Thanksgiving Day, Josie’s brother brings home a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. She is wrapped in an old football jersey, her name is Hamlet, and this pig is sure to change Josie’s life. Middle schoolers will enjoy “The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City” by Jodi Kendall.

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Laura Gardoski

Laura Gardoski is the Head of Youth Services at the Abington Community Library.