Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Read-Alouds

I looked back at last year's Thanksgiving Read-Aloud post and wish I had a lot of great new turkey day books to share with the kids. Unfortunately the one new book I ordered, Turkey Trouble, was cancelled from my last order. I did order a copy for myself, but it still has not arrived from Amazon. A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is one of my favorites, but even though it has not been checked out, I can't find it anywhere in my library.
Here is what I have been reading to my groups today (and the rest of this week):

Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman - a cute rhyming story in which Percy Isaac Gifford gives his simple rules to help make Thanksgiving enjoyable. Reading this one made me hungry as Percy shares all the foods he is looking forward to eating.

We Gather Together...Now Please Get Lost by Diane De Groat - I love Gilbert and re-reading this familar story is such fun as Gilbert almost misses his fieldtrip, then gets stuck with Phillip, and locked in a bathroom during the field trip. Even after all that Gilbert is able to find something to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli - This is a good story about finding something to be thankful for, even though the Tappletons don't have the Thanksgiving feast they planned.

I visited Barnes and Noble yesterday to see if there was anything new to pick up that I hadn't seen yet. I ended up with The Best Thanksgiving Ever by Teddy Slater and T is For Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story by Tanya Lee Stone.

I will be anxious to see Turkey Trouble when it arrives - and I will be prepared for next year already.

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