While the rest of the UK may be going along like normal, Thanksgiving is coming up in our household and the Thanksgiving books are coming out for the kids, our boys aged 6 and 4.
I picked up a great new one while back in California in October, Thank You, Sarah. It tells the story about how activist Sarah Hale lobbied multiple presidents to make Thanksgiving an official national holiday until finally winning over President Abraham Lincoln.
The Story of Thanksgiving is a board book that my four year old is just about outgrown. Still, it does a good job of entertaining them and talking about the Mayflower voyage.
Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! is another one that the boys are pretty much grown out of, but it made it another year. It’s part of the nice Biscuit series of books, a small yellow dog and the little girl who owns him. In this one, they get ready for the arrival of the girl’s grandparents for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s a flap book, with things that get revealed on each page when you lift the big flap.
The First Thanksgiving is another tale of the Mayflower voyage and the pilgrims first year in America. This one has a nice mix of pictures and good information for the younger reader.
Finally, Richard Scarry’s The First Thanksgiving of Low Leaf Worm is a great one. Like the Biscuit book, it’s a flap book you’d think was meant for the preschooler. But it’s actually got a lot of information, including a nice illustrated timeline at the back, which works well for older kids and even me!