Going over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, or just traveling across town for a tasty restaurant meal for your family’s Thanksgiving feast this year? Either way, it’s a great time for seasonal literary picks from the entertaining to the educational. Here are some appetizing choices for your brood:
- Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young — For preschool through early grades, this Turkey Day collection pays homage to all facets of the holiday from school pageants to parades to the trip to .
- If You Were At The First Thanksgiving (If You.) — Having trouble remembering the 1620s? Here’s an authentic account, with great illustrations all in a style easily absorbed by youngsters.
- Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols — This carefully researched book, part of a series on holiday traditions and symbols, gives older kids the real scoop on what’s behind our country’s celebration of Thanksgiving. Eye-candy illustrations add to the fun.
- Thanksgiving a Time to Remember — This dramatic audio presentation of the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving adventures has a Christian bent and could make a great new tradition, while en route to dinner or waiting together for the big meal to finish cooking. The set includes a Thanksgiving praise and worship CD.