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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Holiday Books
Subcategories: Thanksgiving

 


1999 Awards
The Can-Do Thanksgiving
(by Marion H. Pomeranc/illus. by Nancy Cole, Albert Whitman $16 Score:) Lots of kids participate in food drives during the holidays, but they don't always understand where their donations go. Here's a good starting place for that conversation. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1999.

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2000 Award
Thanksgiving Day
(by Anne Rockwell/illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, HarperCollins $14.95 Score:) Using a Thanksgiving play in school each child takes a part in explaining the important people who made the first Thanksgiving possible. 4 and up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2000.

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1995 Awards
Molly's Pilgrim
(by Barbara Cohen/illus. by Michael Deraney, Lothrop $3.99 Score:) A young Russian Jewish immigrant is taunted by her classmates because of her clothes and accent. She brings in an unusual pilgrim doll for her 3rd grade Thanksgiving project. A modern-day story brings rich meaning to the religious freedom we celebrate. 6 and up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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2002 Award
Fat Chance Thanksgiving
(by Patricia Lakin/illus. by Stacey Schuett, Albert Whitman $15.99 Score:) Carla's mom considers it a "fat chance" that they will celebrate much of a Thanksgiving after they lose their apartment to a fire. But when they move to a new apartment, Carla is both inspired and determined by the story of the Pilgrims to celebrate.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2004 Award
Thanks for Thanksgiving
(Julie Markes/illus. by Doris Barrette, HarperCollins $12.99 Score:) With a warm autumnal feel, Markes chronicles all the things a brother and sister are thankful for in this retro-feeling ode to a traditional family at Thanksgiving. 4 & up.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
The Thanksgiving Door
(Debby Atwell, Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) When an old couple's Thanksgiving dinner is burned by accident, little did they think it would turn into the best Thanksgiving. Quite by chance they go to a restaurant run by an immigrant family. Though they are closed, the grandmother of the family insists on making a place for them both. 4Ė8. For older readers, see Molly's Pilgrim (by Barbara Cohen, Lothrop $3.99).

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2005.

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2004 Award
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'
(by Eileen Spinelli/ illus. by Megan Lloyd, HarperCollins $14.99 Score:) From the moment Mrs. Tappleton opens the front door and drops the turkey that slides into the pond, the stage is set for a Keystone Cops comedy. But allís well that ends well, even among a family of wolves. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2006 Award
We Gather Together...Now Please Get Lost!
(by Diane deGroat, Chronicle $6.95 Score:) Gilbert is none too happy to be partners with Phillip on the class trip to Pilgrim Town. But when he tries to hide and lose Phillip, he gets stuck in the bathroom, and itís Phillip who finds and saves him. A lively book about being thankful and friendship. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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