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.
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
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…”