Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Books...

As a bibliophile, one of the things that first attracted me to the Charlotte Mason method of teaching was the concept of filling a child's world with great books.  Often when we think of great books, we think of classic literature.  I look forward to sharing many great works of literature with my children over the years, but I do not want to overlook all of the great picture books.  There are so many books to share with my young children!  Every week brings new pleasures to look at and learn about.  This week I am doubly excited.  Not only is it Thanksgiving week and time to read all of our favorite Thanksgiving books, but we also are starting the Mayflower and the Pilgrims arrival in America in our history lessons.  I am very happy that our history lessons match up so well with the holidays this year.  Here is our list of books for this week:

Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration Jackie French Koller

The Thanksgiving Story Helen Sewell

Thanksgiving is ... Gail Gibbons

A Turkey for Thanksgiving Eve Bunting

Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast Kate Waters

A Cranberry Thanksgiving Wende Devlin

If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 Ann McGovern

The Pilgrims of Plimoth Marcia Sewall

To The Rim of The Map Eric Vanderhoof

Bright Night, The Story of Anne Bradstreet Nancy Wilson

On The Mayflower Kate Waters

I've got a lot of reading aloud to do!

Blessings,

Dawn

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  3. We've also enjoyed:

    Squanto (Scholastic Biography)
    The Courage of Sarah Noble (not Thanksgiving but pilgrim/Indian story)
    Samuel Eaton's Day
    Pilgrim Stories

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  4. I too love picture books. Far too many good ones to miss. Thanks for sharing your list. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Blessings
    Leslie

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  5. I REALLY loved " A Cranberry Thanksgiving". I pray you all had a wonderful day today. We held off on our American Thanksgiving dinner till Saturday. I wanted to wait till hubby didn't have a curling night and plus Essie and Philip will be home Sat. to come too. I can't wait. I LOVE Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

    PS: I have LOVED catching up with you finally. ((HUGS))

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  6. Good books!
    I haven't made a Thanksgiving book list.
    I just posted a Christmas Book list on my Scribd.

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