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Thanksgiving Reads {Book Hounds}

We love to prepare for holidays by reading books with Lil. Good Thanksgiving picture books are a little hard to come by because so many perpetuate myths about Native Americans. This year we are enjoying these food and family focused stories: old fashioned thanksgiving bookAn Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott with illustrations by James Bernadin

A rural 19th century New Hampshire family is preparing for a harvest feast when the parents need to leave for an emergency. The older girls step in to try to finish the dinner with mixed results.

thanksgiving treat bookThanksgiving Treat by Catherine Stock

Soft illustrations accompany this story of a young boy trying to contribute to his family meal.

sometimes-its-turkey-sometimes-its-feathers bookSometimes It's Turkey, Sometimes It's Feathers by Lorna Balian

When old Mrs. Gumm finds a speckled egg, she hatches it into a turkey. She raises the turkey in her garden, highlighting produce that ripens as the season goes by.

Do you have a favorite turkey day book to share?

NB: All links go to Amazon where these books are out of print but available used. Look them up at your local library - Columbus Public has copies of each.