Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Appreciation on the Page

In posts past, I've opined on the merits of manners. Books have been a bolstering support as we've diligently drummed etiquette expectations into our twins.

Another arena wherein literature has been -- and continues to be -- reading reinforced is the true meaning of holidays. We've got texts on Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, even a couple on the Chinese New Year, but for me, the Thanksgiving reads are tough to beat. Some of them even bring a tear or two...which I don't resent anywhere near as much as the ones milked out by Love You Forever, but that's another post waiting to happen!

Do you have any favorite Thanksgiving reads...for kids or adults? Please share...we're always ready to add to our collection!
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Today, I'm Thankful...

Sarah donated 105 books (so we have some space for new ones...)

Darren has tae kwon do this afternoon.

Double Daddy will be home for dinner and I've actually got some meal ideas....

9 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOW! 105 books - that's awesome! You guys I guess really DO have a library!

Congrats on the meal plans - that's always the best!

Laura said...

I like to read picture books to my middle schoolers to start conversations...are any of these a favorite?

Cheryl Lage said...

Personally, I'm partial to The Very First Thanksgiving Day...the cadence is lovely and it cycles back. (You can peek at it this weekend!) The kids always really liked it too, although when I read it last night, Darren was suddenly "creeped out" by one of the painted illustration. As such, when I asked him his favorite tonight, he declared "My Book of Thanks"...which is entirely charming.

What a fun conversation starter reading picture books to middle schoolers must be...again, I implore you...move to Richmond!

Octamom said...

Great books! We are always on the hunt for new titles and new topics--thanks so much!

Blessings!

Barbara Manatee said...

One of my fun Thanksgiving favorites is A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. Doing a small thematic unit on it this week at school - just a cute story!

rachael said...

we don't have many books specifically for holidays, but what a great idea to gather some!

breelyn_faith said...

I don't have any books or ideas for books for Thanksgiving but this is giving me a good idea to start reading a book about Thanksgiving to my son and daughter. I always the Charlie Brown one when we were kids. I thought it was a Thanksgiving one but maybe it was Christmas. I have plenty for christmas that I can read to my kids for sure. I love that your daughter donated her books. She has a good heart. Happy Thanksgiving.

BoufMom9 said...

I actually have two of the four books you have pictured :)
I agree, Thanksgiving books are fabulous!

105 books! That is just great! I hope santa brings her lots of new books for Christmas.

* TONYA * said...

You know what I don't have ANY Thanksgiving books. Can you believe it.

Okay, in my defense though Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Australia so although I've had over 5 years to collect a few books, I guess I've seriously been slacking. I promise to get a couple, especially for as the twins get bigger.