Ten Terrific Books: Giving Thanks

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 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library




Untitled-17Thanksgiving Day Thanks

by Laura Malone Elliott

When his teacher asks the class what things about Thanksgiving they are thankful for, Sam begins to worry when he can’t think of anything, but his friends help him find the answer.

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale Untitled-18

by Judy Cox

After a family finishes Thanksgiving dinner, a mouse in their house tries to make a feast from the leftovers, but his plans might be ruined by a pesky cat.




Thanksgiving Rules

by Laurie Friedman

Young Percy Isaac Gifford shares his rules for making the most of Thanksgiving, from spending time with family to the loading up on good food at dinner.




by Jon Scieszka

The first trucks of Trucktown look for a way to celebrate all the trucks who helped them build their town and find the answer with their annual Trucksgiving Race.


Thanks to Lucy

by Ilene Cooper

In this new volume in the Absolutely Lucy early chapter book series, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and Bobby has a lot to be thankful for – his adorable puppy Lucy, a visit from his grandmother, and maybe even a new baby brother or sister.



Duck for Turkey DayUntitled-23

by Jacqueline Jules

Tuyet is disappointed when she finds out her Vietnamese family is planning on serving duck at their Thanksgiving dinner instead of turkey, but her classmates help her learn that every family has its own holiday traditions.




Untitled-24This Is the Feast

by Diane Z. Shore

The traditional story of the first Thanksgiving is retold through flowing verse and bright illustrations.





Turkey BowlUntitled-25

by Phil Bildner

Nine-year-old Ethan is finally big enough to play in his family’s annual Thanksgiving Day football game, but wakes up to find that the game might be snowed out by a blizzard.




Untitled-26Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade

by Melissa Sweet

Author and illustrator Sweet tells the story of puppeteer Tony Sarg and his creation of the balloons that have become the trademark of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.




Thanksgiving: The True StoryUntitled-27

by Penny Colman

The author delves into the rich history of the American holiday, including an investigation into competing claims for the site of the “first” Thanksgiving as well as modern-day traditions.


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