Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Thanksgiving Titles

We hope you're enjoying the Thanksgiving reading suggestions.  Please share your favorites with us in the comments section.  Here's a couple more you don't want to pass up...

Eating The Plates: A Pilgrim Book of Food and Manners, by Lucille Recht Penner. Published by Aladdin Paperbacks.

 Learn all about the table manners (not many!), food, and cooking of the Pilgrims. There are recipes that your family can cook together, providing a first-hand appreciation of the spices and foods that we take for granted these days. Ages 6 and up.

Younger Students:

Three Young Pilgrims, by Cheryl Harness. Published by Aladdin Paperbacks.

When Bartholemew, Remember, and Mary Allerton and their parents first step down from the Mayflower after sixty days at sea, they never dream that life in the New World will be so hard. Many in their Plymouth colony won't make it through the winter, and the colony's first harvest is possible only with the help of two friends, Samoset and Squanto. Richly detailed paintings show how the pilgrims lived after landing at Plymouth, through the dark winter and into the busy days of spring, summer, and fall. Culminating with the excitement of the original Thanksgiving feast, Three Young Pilgrims makes history come alive. Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

Goody O’Grumpity, by Carol Ryrie Brink. Published by North-South Books.

A fun book to read, and then you can bake the spice cake that Goody O‘Grumpity bakes for hungry children. The story of Goody O‘Grumpity was written in a 1937 poem by Carol Ryrie Brink. The illustrator researched the poem, and her esearch led to Plimoth Plantation! Ages 4 and up.

Older Students:

Faith Unfurled: The Pilgrims’ Quest for Freedom, edited by Sheila Foley. Published by History Compass.

A valuable collection of journal entries, poetry,  and other resource material that provides insight about the determination and faith of the Pilgrims. Ages 13 and up.

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