All posts in the Thanksgiving category

In November, by Cynthia Rylant

Published October 17, 2014 by Dagmar

In NovemberThis is a very peaceful book about the changing seasons and the coming of winter.  Beautiful illustrations by Jill Kastner are a great accompaniment to Cynthia Rylant’s words.

“In November, the earth is growing quiet.  It is making its bed, a winter bed for flowers and small creatures.”  “In November, some birds move away and some birds stay.”  “In November, the smell of food is different.  It is an orange smell.  A squash and a pumpkin smell.”

The story talks about the animals, birds, trees and finally ends with a family joining in a special meal, presumably Thanksgiving.  This is a wonderful book to share with your younger students as Thanksgiving approaches.


Over the River and Through the Wood, by Lydia Maria Child

Published November 28, 2012 by Dagmar

A timeless classic with beautiful woodcut illustrations by Christopher Manson.  Perfect for a Thanksgiving holiday read for younger students.  My students love to sing it with me (even if they don’t know all the words). 😉