Gobble gobble. November is here which means Turkey time is right around the corner here. But before you watch the parade, throw around a football, and carve the big bird, curl up on the couch (or set up a designated reading teepee!) with your pumpkin-pie cuties and read one of these festive Thanksgiving books together.
The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing
It was the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house... This rhyming, rollicking holiday storybook takes us through all the festive family fun that happens in the house the night before and day of the big turkey dinner. You'll love reading this out loud on Nov. 22, while "visions of drumsticks" dance through your head.
Balloons Over Broadway, by Caldecott Honor and Melissa Sweet
Gorgeous imagery tells the story of Tony Sarg, puppeteer and mastermind behind the gigantic helium balloons that fly through the sky at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since watching the parade is an iconic holiday activity for many families, this book is as meaningful for grownups as it is for kids.
Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley
After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more
Keeping your New Year's resolutions
The New Year is off to a fresh start, and many of us are committed to doing something or many things with more intention this year. But it's tough to stay on track. In fact, “Quitters Day”, which falls on January 14th this year, is the day when most people give up. How can you ...read more
Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Banana Waffle Pies With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
School has started back for many (us included!), and today's Kid's in the Kitchen recipe makes for a perfect breakfast or after-school snack. We made ours for an after-school snack the other day and my second grader loved it. We call this recipe Mini Banana Waffle Pies With ...read more
A Turkey for Thanksgiving, by Eve Bunting and Diane de Groat
When Turkey is the only animal friend that doesn’t show up to Mr. and Mrs. Moose’s houe for Thanksgiving dinner, they all set out to find him. But Turkey is hiding; he thinks they don’t just want him at the table, but that they want him on the table—and in their bellies.
Thanksgiving Rules, by Laurie Friedman and Teresa Murfin
Follow Percy's ten Thanksgiving rules (i.e. "the early bird gets the turkey!"), and you're guaranteed to have a deliciously satisfying holiday. But there's more to TD that good eats, and throughout the book, Percy's rules evolve as he learned the true meaning of this happy, gratitude-filled day.
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