Thanksgiving Message From The Librarian

The holidays are right around the corner!

As your family prepares for the school breaks and holiday festivities, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over the holiday breaks.

  • Have your children read holiday cards when they are received in the mail, and allow them to write a message in outgoing cards.
  • Let your children read ingredients from holiday recipes while you bake together. It’s a great way for them to learn measurements and temperatures as well.
  • Set aside time for kids to “show off” their new reading skills to visiting relatives. Children love being the focus of attention, and grandparents are usually more than willing to see their progress.
  • Make special holiday readings a tradition. Find a special book for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s Day and have each member of the family read from it at the same time each year.
  • Even if a book isn’t on your child’s wish list, make sure you give at least one as a gift, and encourage them to read it.

Here are a list of Thanksgiving themed books currently available at the Lois Nelson Public Library!


The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27) by Mary Pope Osborne

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey! – by Lucille Colandro



Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

The Night Before Thanksgiving – by Natasha Wing (Author), ‎ Tammie Lyon

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie – by Alison Jackson ; Judith Byron Schachner


This is the Turkey – by Abby Levine

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – by Cynthia Platt

Dora’s Thanksgiving – by Sarah Willson



It’s Thanksgiving! – by Jack Prelutsky

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff) #28 – by Barbara Park

One Big Turkey – by Anne Kennedy