A Happy Kid Lit Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! I thought I’d quickly share the Thanksgiving books my 4-year-old and I have been/are reading this week:

1, 2, 3, Thanksgiving! by W. Nikola-Lisa
We borrowed this from OpenLibrary. This is a clever and sweet counting book with a Thanksgiving theme. It counts from 1 up to 10, and then back down again to 1.

The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern
I purchased this title last year, but C wasn’t interested in it at all as a 3-year-old. I tried reading it to her again yesterday, and this year she sat through and seemed engaged by the entire story. It does have a Christian perspective. I found the text a bit on the dry side, and I was a teensy bit uncomfortable by its black-and-white (and glossed-over) history, but it’s fine for a preschooler.

Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola
This came to us in the mail via Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It’s not specifically a Thanksgiving book, but a great story (of course! it’s dePaola!) which fits in perfectly with the theme of sharing and coming together as a community.

Thanksgiving Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston
Another title borrowed from OpenLibrary. This is a nice compilation of 16 poems, some American, some Native American, some Christian, some secular.