This Thanksgiving was the first year we really focused on the history of Thanksgiving. Honestly, I don’t know why I waited until this year? Maybe because we usually aren’t home during Thanksgiving? I don’t know … anyway. This year I checked out a few books at our local (very small) library about Thanksgiving. Throughout the last year, we have come across books and stories that involved Native Americans, so I knew that part of Thanksgiving would really interest Lexie. Turns out, she loved the books we go. Here are a few (keep in mind, this is just what was available at our library, there are many good Thanksgiving books out there).
- Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
- Spuds– We LOVED this book. J.Tom read it to the kids; we laughed so hard we were crying. I am not sure what made us laugh so much, the language it is written in, or the fact that we knew it was hard for Lexie to understand. But she got the overall message of the book.
- Don’t Know Much About the Pilgrims– This book had lots of good information you may not already know about the Pilgrims.
- The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving
- Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)– We are still reading this one (Nov 30) and Lexie is enjoying it.
- Tapenum’s Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim Times– This one is great! If you are studying Thanksgiving, or Native Americans, I highly recommend adding this book to your collection/unit! Lexie enjoyed it, and we will probably hold on to it longer than the others, but I think boys would really enjoy this! We may try making some of the tools and weapons from the book.
So, there you have it; these were our supplemental books for Thanksgiving reading. I know it is a bit after Thanksgiving, but you can pin it for next year. =)