GREAT BOOKS FOR KIDS

The selection of books about Thanksgiving at Barnes and Noble, I thought, was somewhat disappointing.  It took me over an hour until I felt I had some books to recommend.  While children will concentrate on the parade, the food and playing with cousins that they might not see often, it is important that parents enrich their child’s sense of history.

Here are 4 books that Doodle is recommending.

AMELIA BADELIA TALKS TURKEY by Herman Parish

A favorite character of all, Amelia Badelia takes over the school play when the flu sends many staff and children home.

While the book continues Amelia’s strange interaction with the English language, the narrator of the play finally is able to
impart some Thanksgiving facts.  A book for developing readers.

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING by Linda Hayward

This book, which is aimed at independent readers in grades 1 – 3, gives an account of the landing of the Mayflower and the settling of the Pilgrims

The author and illustrator worked with the research staff at Plymouth Plantation and the text and illustrations are historically accurate.
IF YOU WERE AT THE FIRST THANKSGIVINGby Anne Kammaorically

This book uses researchers at Plymouth Plantation to insure historical accuracy.  It is suitable for 3rd to 6th graders who may be doing research.  The book is organized around a series of questions accompanied by accurate illustrations.  It is useful to read to younger children who may have questions about what the Pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving, games the children played and the clothing that they wore.
PILGRIMS OF PLYMOUTHby Susan Goodman

This is a National Geographic Kids book providing pictures of contemporary people dressed in costumes, many of them taken at Plymouth Plantation.  The print is large, and the sentences short,  but the photographs can stimulate children’s questions and lead to further discussion.

The best book, however, is one that can be written by your child – “I AM THANKFUL FOR…”

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One thought on “GREAT BOOKS FOR KIDS

  1. Posts are chock full of good ideas. I think it would be helpful, however, if they arrived in my mail box from “Doodle Noodle” instead of “WordPress,” and the subject might be something like “Happy Thanksgiving,” rather than [New post] 204. But, great work so far.

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