Here's a collection of 10 books on Thanksgiving. It's an eclectic mix of turkey stories, Thanksgiving jokes, the beginnings of the holiday, and gratitude. I hope you enjoy them. And HAPPY THANKSGVING! I'm so thankful for every one of you, dear readers. Much love! Christine


1. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean 2. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano 3. Thankful by Eileen Spinelli 4. Thanksgiving Jokes: Funny Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles for Kids by Uncle Amon 5. I am the Turkey by Michele Sobel Spirn 6. The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh 7. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson 8. Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson 9. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Daphne Pendergrass and Charles M. Schulz 10. Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet


I've enclosed a free PDF of the turkey poem for your use. This is a fun project to do with your little ones while you prepare your Thanksgiving Feast. It does a need a little supervision because of the paint, but if you have a tween or teenager that doesn't have a job to do, VOILA!, they have a job now. 

All you need is to download the printable, paint your child's palm with brown tempera paint, then the fingers with the other colors. Stamp the paper. Let it dry for several hours. Add eyes, legs, tail, and feathers. And there you have it, the obligatory turkey. Happy Thanksgiving, friends.