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Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Books for Children
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Title: Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Call Number: J394.2649 H135A
Notes: Relates how Sarah Hale, a magazine editor and author, persuaded President Lincoln to transform Thanksgiving Day into a national holiday.

 
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Title: Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols
Author: Barth, Edna
Publisher: Clarion Books
Call Number: J394.2649 B282T
Notes: Traces the history of this American harvest celebration and the development of its symbols and legends.

 
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Title: Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young
Author: Carlstrom, Nancy White
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Call Number: J811 C197t
Notes: A collection of poems about one family's activities on Thanksgiving Day, including pondering the history behind the holiday, welcoming visiting relatives, praying for others, enjoying the good food, and giving thanks at the end of the day.

 
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Title: Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey
Author: Cowley, Joy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Call Number: JE
Notes: Trouble ensues when young Miguel, a Puerto Rican boy living in New York City, receives a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving dinner from his Papa, but instead develops an attachment to it.

 
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Title: One Is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale
Author: Cox, Judy
Publisher: Holiday House
Call Number: JE
Notes: On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings--until Cat spots him.

 
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Title: 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
Author: Grace, Catherine O'Neill
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Call Number: J394.2649 G753s
Notes: A recreation of the first Thanksgiving reveals the actual events during the three days that the Wampanoag people and the colonists came together.

 
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Title: Thanks a Million
Author: Grimes, Nikki
Publisher: Greenwillow (2006)
Call Number: j811 G882th
Notes: Poems about being thankful.

 
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Title: One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims
Author: Hennessy, B.G.
Publisher: Viking
Call Number: J
Notes: Counts things associated with a harvest feast in colonial Plymouth Colony, including pilgrims, Wampanoags, nuts, squash, and, of course, turkeys.

 
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Title: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
Author: Jackson, Alison
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Call Number: JE
Notes: An old lady, invited to Thanksgiving dinner, has a monstrous appetite, eating everything in sight and delighting the children with her ever expanding size.

 
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Title: Nickommoh!: a Thanksgiving Celebration
Author: Koller, Jackie French
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Call Number: J394.2649 K833N
Notes: Describes a typical Narragansett Nickommoh, or harvest celebration, as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England.