Thanksgiving (Elementary)

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  • Turkey Girl / Baker
  • Sometimes It's Turkey, Sometimes It's Feathers / Balian
  • How Many Days to America? / Bunting. (...the one I always use with fifth graders. It's very meaningful)
  • Turkey for Thanksgiving / Bunting
  • Visit to Grandma's / Carlson (1st grade)
  • Molly's pilgrim / Barbara Cohen (there is also a video, which is great to compare with the book)
  • Gracias, the Thanksgiving turkey / Joy Cowley (several Spanish words included)
  • Cranberry Thanksgiving / Devlin
  • Great Green Turkey Creek Monster / Flora (It has NOTHING to do with Thanksgiving, but I love to read it to whatever grade will listen. I find 2nd-3rd Grade really get into the story about the Great Green Hooligan Vine taking over the town of Turkey Creek. And it's so old that it's only two-color, but the story is sooo good and silly.)
  • Ox cart Man / Hall
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie / Jackson (I'm using it with my K-3's today. When my clerk was almost falling off her stool laughing, I knew the kids would like it.)
  • 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving / Pilkey (I love to use it with the kids. I also try to find copies of the artwork that he is spoofing ("American Gothic" and "Starry Night", etc.))
  • One Terrific Thanksgiving / Sharmat (1st or 2nd grade; show the video)
  • Thanksgiving at the Tappleton's / Eileen Spinelli ("for funny")
  • Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter / Stanley (this is a leap, but it's feeding the hungry)
  • Thanksgiving treat / Catherine Stock (I love the watercolor illustrations)
  • Thy Friend Obadiah / Turkle
  • Across the Wide Dark Sea: The Mayflower Journey / Van Leewen ("for serious")
  • Turk and Runt / story by Lisa Wheeler
  • Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met / Zion