Thursday, November 15, 2012

Turkey Time: Gobble Up A Good Book!

Thanksgiving is coming up, and for my family, that means eating turkey, watching football, and spending time curled up on the couch with a good book!  If you're looking for something to feed your mind this time of year, here are some great Thanksgiving themed books:

When calamity stalks every step of the preparations for the Tappletons' Thanksgiving dinner, they realize that there is more to Thanksgiving than turkey and trimmings.

 Jack and Annie travel in their magic treehouse to the year 1621, where they celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians in the New Plymouth Colony.

 Trouble ensues when Papa gets Miguel a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving and Miguel develops an attachment to it.

 Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.

School children on a field trip to Mack Nugget's farm save the lives of eight turkeys in this poem based on "The Night Before Christmas."

And that's only the first course!  To find lots more Thanksgiving, fall, or family-themed books, search our library catalog:

Still hungry?  How about a little dessert?  Here are some fun Thanksgiving bookmarks as a special treat:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Week in the Library...

Since our country will be electing our next president this week, we'll be reading So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George.  This Caldecott winner contains lots of interesting facts about past presidents, as well as some humorous and entertaining illustrations.  Check out the video below for a sample!