Menlo Park librarian Angela Haight, a colleague of Michele Burhham who recommended some titles yesterday, suggests more good reading for kids in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is her list of books (some titles duplicated Michele’s and aren’t included):
Constance, a Story of Early Plymouth by Patricia Clapp (ages 9-12). Young girl’s diary about life in Plymouth Colony
The Thanksgiving Treasure by Gail Rock (ages 9-12). Girl befriends crochety old men to both their benefit.
Over The River and Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child (ages 4-8). Urban, fun take on the traditional poem that is beautifully illustrated.
Thank You, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson (ages 4-8). Inspirational alternative to the standard Thanksgiving stories.
N. C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims by Robert San Souci (ages 4-8) Wyeth’s paintings accompany retelling of legends of Myles Standish, Squanto and first Thanksgiving.
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindberg (ages 4-8) A poem and not strictly Thanksgiving, but goes with the season.
This is the Turkey by Abby Levine (ages 3-5) Humorous picture book and Max and his family’s Thanksgiving.
Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers by Lorna & Lecia Balian (ages 4-8) A turkey raised for dinner comes instead as a guest.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy (age 4-8) Picture book Pilgrim youngsters performing a variety of duties.
Wilderness Cat by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (ages 4-8) An early America story, not really Thanksgiving, but has the theme and beautiful illustrations.
Hiawatha’s Childhood by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (ages 9-12). Classic poem beautifully illustrated.
Goody O’Grumpity by Carol Ryrie Brink (ages 4-8) Not Thanksgiving but definitely Pilgrim, with spice cake recipe!